Tag: defined benefit plans

Accelerating DB Funding an Important Strategy to Discuss

Tax reform has only increased the incentive to accelerate contributions to defined benefit plans, and there will still be incentives in the future, but plan sponsors won't benefit if they don't lock in those gains.

Help DB Clients Stay Realistic About Mortality Assumptions

“It is important for actuaries for all types of pension plans, including those who work with multiemployer and public-sector plans, not to reverse expectations for mortality improvement in response to the latest data,”says Eli Greenblum, chief actuary for The Segal Group.

Rising Rates Bring Bond Duration and Supply Questions to the Fore

Vanguard’s lead actuary for the OCIO pension support business sounds a clear note of caution about attempting to “beat the rush” into long corporate bonds that could come along with a sharp rise in rates; Northern Trust experts explain how ultra-short duration funds can benefit DB plans today.

Updated Mortality Tables for 2019 Published

The IRS notice also includes a modified unisex version of the mortality tables for use in determining minimum present value for distributions with annuity starting dates that occur during stability periods beginning in the 2019 calendar year.