Financial conditions (1 - 8 of 8 items)
Private Pensions: Timely Action Needed to Address Impending Multiemployer Plan Insolvencies
GAO-13-240: Published: Mar 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2013.
The most severely distressed multiemployer plans have taken significant steps to address their funding problems and, while most plans expected improved financial health, some did not. A survey conducted by a large actuarial and consulting firm serving multiemployer plans suggests that the large majority of the most severely underfunded plans--those designated as being in critical status--either ha...
Private Pensions: Multiemployer Plans and PBGC Face Urgent Challenges
GAO-13-428T: Published: Mar 5, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2013.
The most severely distressed multiemployer plans have taken significant steps to address their funding problems and, while most plans expected improved financial health, some did not. A survey conducted by a large actuarial and consulting firm serving multiemployer plans suggests that the majority of the most severely underfunded plans--those designated as being in critical status--developed plans...
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Redesigned Premium Structure Could Better Align Rates with Risk from Plan Sponsors
GAO-13-58: Published: Nov 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2012.
Various options are available to make the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) premium structure more risk-based and better reflect the risk of future claims. Historically, PBGC's premiums have not fully reflected the risks PBGC insures against--chiefly that a plan sponsor with an underfunded plan will become bankrupt, forcing the termination of the plan and imposing a claim on PBGC. PBGC...
Private Pensions: Opportunities Exist to Further Improve the Transparency of PBGC's Financial Disclosures
GAO-06-429: Published: Mar 27, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2006.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) single-employer insurance program insures the pension benefits of over 34 million participants in almost 29,000 private sector defined benefit pension plans. The increase in PBGC's probable claims has raised questions about PBGC's monitoring and financial disclosure practices, including whether the information that PBGC discloses is sufficient for...
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Single-Employer Insurance Program: Long-Term Vulnerabilities Warrant 'High Risk' Designation
GAO-03-1050SP: Published: Jul 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2003.
The potential losses that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), through its single-employer insurance program, might face from the termination of underfunded plans have been a longstanding concern of the Congress and GAO. In 1990, as part of our effort to call attention to high-risk areas in the federal government, we noted that weaknesses in the single-employer insurance program's fina...
1980 Multiemployer Pension Amendments: Overview of Effects and Issues
HRD-86-4: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) changes in the Pension Plan Insurance Program's financial condition since the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980 (MPPAA) was enacted; (2) the act's initial effects on the program, plan participants, and contributing employers; and (3) possible effects of the act over the long term.GAO found that, at the time MPPAA was enac...
The 1980 Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act: An Assessment of Funding Requirement Changes
HRD-85-1: Published: Feb 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1985.
GAO reported on the effect of the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980 on employers, participants, and others, and it assessed the effect of the act's changes in multiemployer plan funding requirements.GAO found that 14 of 149 plans it examined were financially distressed and could pose a risk to the government's insurance program amounting to billions of dollars. The act's provisions...
Disclaimer of Opinion on the Financial Statements of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation for FY 1980
AFMD-82-42: Published: Jun 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1982.
GAO examined the combined statement of the financial condition of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) as of September 30, 1980, the related combined statements of operations and changes in the deficiency in net assets, and the changes in financial condition for the year then ended.GAO found material accounting and estimating problems, internal control weaknesses, and major uncertaintie...