Pensions

The Next Level—Supporting Women’s Retirement Security

March is Women’s History Month in the U.S.! This month is dedicated to reflecting on the often-overlooked contributions of women to history in countless fields. The 2022 Women’s History Month theme… Read more >

International Foundation Survey Research Studies: Benchmarking Stats You Can Use

Those working in the employee benefits industry are facing a landscape that changes daily. The International Foundation’s research team takes trending topics, from paid leave to financial education and mental… Read more >

Tackling Canada’s Retirement Crisis: An Interview With Dr. Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald

Dr. Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald is the director of financial security research at the National Institute on Ageing (NIA), Ryerson University(Toronto). She is also a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries… Read more >

The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: 10 DB Plan Takeaways

According to the most recent data from The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: A Fifteen-Year Look (2004-2018), demographic trends in multiemployer plans have become less favorable as the number of actively… Read more >

PBGC Improves Multiemployer Outlook Due to ARPA

PBGC Improves Multiemployer Outlook Due to ARPA

On September 20, 2021, PBGC released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Projections Report and a Five-Year Multiemployer Program Report. The reports show a substantial improvement in the outlook for PBGC’s… Read more >

Five Key Points to Know About PBGC Special Financial Assistance

Five Key Points to Know About PBGC Special Financial Assistance

During a webcast on August 10, 2021 titled Financial Assistance Program Overview for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans, speakers shared insights on the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) special financial… Read more >

Special Financial Assistance: Filing and Application Tips From PBGC Staff

Special Financial Assistance: Filing and Application Tips From PBGC Staff

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and Treasury officials have delivered a new briefing on the special financial assistance (SFA) program for financially troubled multiemployer plans under the American Rescue… Read more >

DOL Guidance on Lost Retirement Plan Participants

DOL Guidance on Lost Retirement Plan Participants

The issue of what to do about lost or missing participants is a frustrating one for plan sponsors. These participants often have terminated participation in a plan because they took… Read more >

PBGC Implements Special Financial Assistance Program for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans

PBGC Implements Special Financial Assistance Program for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has released an interim final rule that focuses on special financial assistance (SFA) applications and related restrictions and conditions pursuant to the American Rescue… Read more >