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Articles covering relevant trends we are seeing in the defined benefit plan industry and how they may impact your pension plan.

Pension De-Risking Behind 2020 Pace at Mid-Point

Despite the pandemic, pension risk transfer (PRT) activities reached an all-time high in 2020. So far in 2021, activity appears to be slowing, but still running above 2018 levels. As the global economy recovers, and with pension funding status rising, PRT could accelerate over the remainder of the year. Pension Risk Transfer Activity in US […]

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U.S. Defined Benefit Plans By The Numbers

A recent survey highlighted the current number of U.S. defined benefit plans. The number of plans has been steadily declining over the last decade. In addition, only 42% of the remaining plans are open and accruing. *Source: Plan Sponsor, 2021 Defined Benefit Administration Survey, May 6, 2021

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Rising Interest Rates Stand in Way of Pension Funding

Pension liabilities rose in the second quarter, as the pension liability discount rate decreased 38 basis points from the previous quarter to 2.74%. The Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index Survey* reported the estimated pension funding for the 100 largest corporate defined benefit plans decreased to 97.2% from a revised 98.2% at the end of the […]

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