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PBGC: A Four-Letter Word to Plan Sponsors



The noble mission of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is to pay benefits to the orphaned retirees of failed defined benefit (DB) plans (with some limitations). To date, they have taken responsibility for about 4,500 single employer DB plans, covering the shortfalls between benefits…

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From Frozen to Terminated—Final Risk Transfer



My last post discussed step two in the defined benefit (DB) plan termination process. Now it’s time to look at the final step of a hard-frozen DB plan termination—the final risk transfer. This involves paying out plan benefits to participants in order to satisfy the liabilities associated with…

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