How to De-risk a Pension Plan in 2019
Several recent changes in law and regulations have altered the calculation of a plan's future liabilities, mostly in plan sponsors' favor.
Tax Law Drives Pension De-Risking Opportunity
The lower corporate tax rate is leading CFOs to finally address the problems of underfunding, rising costs, and mounting liabilities.
FedEx Makes Largest Pension Annuity Purchase in Years
The $6 billion deal could be a harbinger of more such asset de-risking moves by other defined-benefit plan sponsors.
Pension-Plan Sponsors Forgo Savings
Some simple, widely employed best practices for pension funding seem to have escaped the notice of almost 200 plan sponsors.
Big Pension Funding Opportunity Is At Hand
There's plenty of time left to save bucks on 2017 taxes by accelerating pension contributions, but beware surpassing the 100%-funded level.
To DB or Not DB?
Sponsors seek to tackle the rising costs and onerous administrative burdens of defined-benefit pension plans.
PBGC OKs Sears Asset Sales for Pension Relief
The lifting of a "ring-fencing" restriction will allow the embattled retailer to raise $407 million to contribute to its underfunded pension plans.
How to Save a Bundle on PBGC Premiums
For most penison-plan sponsors, it's as simple as making a scheduled contribution a month early.
Pension Risk Transfers Gain in Appeal and Importance
Companies can lower their risk and reduce costs by offering participants a lump sum or transferring liabilities to an insurance company.
Weighty New Conundrum for Pension Plan Sponsors
With PBGC premiums soaring, sponsors face more pressure to fund up their plans. General Motors' response: do it with debt-issuance proceeds.
Pension Agency Assumes Benefits for A&P Workers
The bankrupt company's plans cover the retirement benefits for more than 21,000 people and are underfunded by about $292 million.