PBGC issues updated pension insurance data tables

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has released its annual pension insurance data tables. 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 the PBGC protects, the number of people receiving or eligible to receive benefits from the PBGC, the benefits paid to them, claims against the PBGC, the funded status of PBGC-protected plans, and other vital statistics.

In addition, the PBGC announced plans to update the data tables more frequently. Rather than wait to publish a full annual update, the PBGC will give users access to the most recently published data for each of about 70 topics. 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.

Source: PBGC News Release, February 27, 2013.

For more information on this and related topics, consult the CCH Pension Plan Guide, CCH Employee Benefits Management, and Spencer’s Benefits Reports.

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