26 04, 2018

Defined benefit plans are showing new signs of life

2018-04-26T09:47:33-07:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Defined Benefit Plans|Tags: |

Advisers and plan sponsors who have written off the defined benefit plan as a relic of the past may want to reconsider. While the number of participants in DB plans has declined somewhat in recent years, the number of DB plans has been rising. Specifically, the number of single-employer DB plans with fewer than 100 participants rose for the third consecutive year in 2015, up 2% from 2012, according to recently published data from the Department of Labor’s Employee [...]

30 03, 2018

DB Plans Holding Their Own, EBSA Finds

2018-03-30T14:35:23-07:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Defined Benefit Plans|Tags: |

It’s no secret that DC plans have long been advancing at the expense of defined benefit plans. And while a recent report from the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) confirms that overall trend, it also shows surprising vitality among DB plans. The EBSA’s findings are based on an analysis of Form 5500s filed for the 2015 plan year. They are contained in the agency’s recently released Private Pension Plan Bulletin. The EBSA attributes the long-term shift [...]

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