PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending September 22nd, 2017
Hello, PLANSPONSOR readers! This week’s focus is on defined benefit (DB) plans. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is proposing some changes to Form 5500 reporting for DB plans. MassMutual has launched a service to gauge DB plan health. Increasing PBGC premiums are leading more DB plan sponsors to accelerate funding to their plans as well as consider de-risking actions. And, speaking of de-risking, a state DB plan is trying a move often reported by corporate pension plan sponsors. In multiemployer plan news, a court has determined that a fund in critical status can impose more than just withdrawal liability on a withdrawing employer. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
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PBGC Proposes Changes to Form 5500 Reporting by DB Plans
The agency is proposing two modifications for multiemployer plans and one modification for single-employer plans.Read more >
MassMutual Launches Tool to Gauge DB Plan Health
As part of the analysis of pension investments, the PensionSmart Analysis tool can examine different investment “glide path” options to help sponsors achieve specific goals related to funding and liability matching.Read more >
PBGC Premiums Driving DB Plan Sponsors to Fund, De-Risk
“Companies feel that the time is right to reduce or eliminate their pension funding shortfalls.” says Matt McDaniel, partner, Mercer.Read more >
MOSERS Announces Lump-Sum Offering for Certain Members
The state is trying a pension risk transfer option commonly used by corporate plan sponsors.Read more >
Court Finds Multiemployer Plans Can Impose More Than Withdrawal Liability on Employer
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ultimately determined there is no explicit restriction saying a critical-status multiemployer plan’s board of trustees cannot charge withdrawing employers for their share of the plan’s accumulated funding deficiency.Read more >
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Detailed Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Northwestern University Ruling
Expert attorneys say the new ruling can be interpreted as ‘modestly expanding’ the precedents set by the Supreme Court in Tibble v. Edison, but its ultimate impact may be limited.
Could Retirement Plans Become Hard to Insure?
A 5-fold increase in plan lawsuits over just the past 2 years is making fiduciary insurers nervous, an expert says.
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Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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