18 10, 2018

Funded Ratio for Corporate Pensions Hits 10-Year High

2018-10-18T14:07:34-07:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Defined Benefit Plans|Tags: |

The funded status of the 100 largest corporate defined benefit pension plans rose to 94.5% during September from 93.3% at the end of August, its highest level in a decade, according to consulting firm Milliman. The latest data from the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index (PFI) shows that the pension plans experienced a $21 billion increase in funding as a result of an increase in the benchmark corporate bond interest rates used to value pension liabilities. The last time [...]

20 01, 2014

Defined Benefit Plans: The Overlooked Retirement Vehicle For Successful Entrepreneurs

2014-01-28T22:51:49-08:00January 20th, 2014|Categories: Defined Benefit Plans, Retirement|Tags: , , |

While they were once a crucial element of the American retirement landscape, defined benefit plans – pension plans, in laymen’s terms – have fallen out of favor in recent years, having taken on negative connotations in the wake of the financial crisis.  Fair or not, many people associate defined benefit plans with public sector employees, part of the broader wasteful and unwieldy apparatus of state and city governments. Corporate pensions, for their part, are fast becoming obsolete as well. [...]

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