PBGC Updates Pension Insurance Data Tables

February 27, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) released its annual pension insurance data tables.

These Excel-format tables capture statistical trends in the world of private defined benefit (DB) pensions.
In addition, the agency announced plans to update the data tables more frequently. Rather than wait to publish a full annual update, PBGC will give users access to the most recently published data for each of about 70 topics.
The data tables provide statistics used by researchers, journalists and others interested in the federal pension insurance program, for both single-employer and multiemployer plans. The tables include data that quantifies the numbers of people and plans that PBGC protects, the number of people receiving or eligible to receive benefits from PBGC, the benefits paid to them, claims against PBGC, the funded status of PBGC-protected plans and other vital statistics.
The pension insurance data tables can be found at PBGC’s Open Government page
. As updates become available, users will have the option of choosing “Most Current Data” or the complete set for any given year.   

To be notified when new data becomes available, subscribe to PBGC’s Open Government page by clicking on the red envelope at the top of the right side.