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week ending November 13th, 2020
Defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors can expect more market volatility, affecting their funded status. That’s why it is important for them to reassess their investment strategies for 2021. As DB plan sponsors also implement strategies to manage costs, an American Academy of Actuaries report says the way Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums are set and counted in the budget discourages the offering and maintenance of DB plans. Prior to the election, the Trump administration ordered a review of the situation for retirees of auto parts maker Delphi, whose pension was transferred to the PBGC. It remains to be seen if something will result from that in this or the next administration. This edition of PLANSPOSNOR Weekend focuses on DB plan administration.
Editor's Choice
Continued Volatility Signals Poor Year for DB Plan Funded Status
Higher contributions can be expected in the future and asset allocation makes a difference, according to firms that track defined benefit plan funded status.
Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors Should Reassess Their Investments
Willis Towers Watson offers 10 suggestions for DB plans for 2021.
PBGC Premiums Getting in the Way of Its Mission
Letting the agency set its own premiums and basing them more on risk would encourage the offering and maintenance of pension plan, the Academy of Actuaries says.
Trump Administration to Look at Pensions Transferred to PBGC
A memorandum issued by the president first orders three departments to review the situation for Delphi retirees, then orders a review of pensions currently trusteed by the PBGC.
Data and Research
PBGC Reports Effect of Pension Risk Transfers on Its Premium Income
The agency could see a premium income loss of $196 million for the 2019 premium payment year, but certain trade-offs make it hard to tell if the PBGC’s future net financial position will be strengthened or weakened.
Popular Reads
EARN Act Clears Senate Finance Committee
For the second time in a little more than a week, a key Senate committee has advanced an important piece of retirement plan reform legislation for a vote by the full chamber.
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Plaintiffs Rebuffed by Appeals Court in Active Management Lawsuit
The defendant in the case, CommonSpirit Health, was accused of committing fiduciary breaches in the provision of an active target-date fund suit—allegations rejected both in district court and on appeal.
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