PBGC Guidance

PBGC Regulatory Agenda, Spring 2019

Document Excerpt Link https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain?operation=OPERATION_GET_AGENCY_RULE_LIST&currentPub=true&agencyCode=&showStage=active&agencyCd=1212&Image58.x=31&Image58.y=8

PBGC Updates Reportable Events & Large Unpaid Contributions Page

Document Excerpt Section 4043 of ERISA requires that plan administrators and sponsors notify PBGC of the occurrence of certain events that may signal problems with a pension plan or business. PBGC’s regulation on reportable events and large cumulative funding underpayments describes the events and notice requirements in detail (see 29 CFR Part 4043). In most […]

Coverage Determination Changes or Status Request Form

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, a collection of information necessary for PBGC to determine whether a plan is covered under title IV of the Employee Retirement Security Income Act of 1974. This notice informs the […]

Terminated and Insolvent Multiemployer Plans

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is amending its multiemployer reporting, disclosure, and valuation regulations to reduce the number of actuarial valuations required for smaller plans terminated by mass withdrawal, add a valuation filing requirement and a withdrawal liability reporting requirement for certain terminated plans and insolvent plans, remove certain insolvency notice and […]

PBGC Offers Pre-Filing Consultation for ERISA Section 4010 Filers

Document Excerpt PBGC staff is available to help filers, especially first-time filers, understand the filing requirements. During a pre-filing consultation, we will provide an overview of the process, share helpful tips on how to use the e-filing software and how to avoid common errors. To schedule a pre-filing consultation, email ERISA.4010@pbgc.gov or call (202) 326-4000 […]

March Interest Rate Summary

Document Excerpt The purpose of this summary is to provide, in one place, a summary of current interest rates that relate to various calculations required under Title IV of ERISA. PBGC posts this summary each month, as soon as all of the new information is available. Rate‑specific webpages containing additional information about and historical data […]

Proposed Regulations on Computing Withdrawal Liability

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation proposes to amend its regulations on Allocating Unfunded Vested Benefits to Withdrawing Employers and Notice, Collection, and Redetermination of Withdrawal Liability. The proposed amendments would implement statutory provisions affecting the determination of a withdrawing employer’s liability under a multiemployer plan and annual withdrawal liability payment amount when […]

PBGC Staffers Update Qs & As with Practitioners

Document Excerpt The PBGC has updated its online responses to frequently asked practitioner questions. Link https://www.pbgc.gov/prac/staff-responses-prac-questions?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Representative Neal Introduces Legislation To Shore Up Failing Multiemployer Plans

Document Excerpt House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal introduced legislation designed to shore up failing multiemployer pension plans. The legislation known as the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act would establish a new federal agency known as the Pension Rehabilitation Administration with the authority to issue bonds to provide financing to such plans. Linkhttps://waysandmeans.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/neal-introduces-bipartisan-legislation-address-multiemployer-pension

PBGC Updates Civil Penalties

In accordance with statutory authority, the PBGC announced updates to its maximum civil penalties. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-28/pdf/2018-28177.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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