NIRS Offers Congress 6 Recommendations for Expanding Access to Private-Sector Pensions

By Paul Mulholland Source: Plan Sponsor The National Institute on Retirement Security has published a report providing recommendations to Congress about how to increase defined benefit plan creation in the private sector. The report was commissioned by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The report makes six core policy recommendations: reduce Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation insurance premium rates; formally recognize risk-sharing plans; provide more flexibility for overfunded plans; allow pre-tax employee contributions; and permit transfers between [...]