PBGC Guidance

PBGC Clarifies Merger and Transfer Among Multiemployer Plan Guidance

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: PBGC is issuing a final rule amending its regulation on Mergers and Transfers Between Multiemployer Plans to implement procedures and information requirements for a request for a facilitated merger. This final rule also reorganizes and updates provisions in the existing regulation. Link https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-14/pdf/2018-19988.pdf

PBGC Adds Webpage to Publish Participant Notices

Document Excerpt At times, PBGC places ads in local and national newspapers to inform participants that the agency is taking responsibility for their plan. When this happens, PBGC pays all earned benefits up to the limits set by law. PBGC takes this action when the plan doesn’t have enough money to pay all promised benefits […]

PBGC Interim Privacy Rule

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is amending its Privacy Act regulation to exempt a system of records that supports a program of insider threat detection and data loss prevention. Link https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/09/2019-14604/privacy-act-regulation-exemption-for-insider-threat-program-records

Proposed Rule to Miscellaneous Corrections, Clarifications of Regulations

Document Excerpt SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is making miscellaneous technical corrections, clarifications, and improvements to its regulations on Reportable Events and Certain Other Notification Requirements, Annual Financial and Actuarial Information Reporting, Termination of Single-Employer Plans, and Premium Rates. These changes are a result of PBGC’s ongoing retrospective review of the effectiveness and […]

PBGC to make Changes and Corrections to Various Regulations

Document Excerpt Miscellaneous Corrections, Clarifications, and Improvements Proposed Rule: PBGC is proposing to make clarifications, corrections and improvements to four of its regulations. The proposed rule would amend: Reportable Events – eliminate possible duplicative reporting of active participant reductions, clarify when a liquidation occurs, and provide additional examples for certain events; Financial and Actuarial Information Reporting […]

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 […]

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