The agency says this consultation will assist it and the plan sponsor in exploring whether a waiver of one or more filing obligations is appropriate, identifying potential issues preventing a distress termination of a particular plan, and may indicate that commencement of an agency-initiated termination of the pension plan is warranted.
Tag: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is issuing guidance to assist multiemployer pension plans that request PBGC review of alternative plan rules for satisfying employer withdrawal liability.
The amendments to regulations on guaranteed benefits and asset allocation would incorporate statutory changes to the rules for participants with certain ownership interests in a plan sponsor.
However, the agency says it is uncommon for it to assess information penalties.
DB plan sponsor clients may want to consider a strategy to reduce PBGC variable-rate premiums.
A final rule opens the current program to terminated DC plans and small professional service defined benefit plans.
The new table is for single-employer pension plans undergoing distress or involuntary termination with valuation dates falling in 2018.