Pensions (51 - 60 of 82 items)
Pension Plans: Hidden Liabilities Increase Claims Against Government Insurance Program
HRD-93-7: Published: Dec 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) pension plans and its vulnerability to unfunded liabilities, focusing on: (1) factors which cause hidden liabilities; (2) the impact on recent claims against the pension insurance program; and (3) PBGC ability to control these factors.GAO found that: (1) PBGC exposure to private pension unfunded lia...
Pension Plans: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Needs to Improve Premium Collections
HRD-92-103: Published: Jun 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) efforts to collect pension plan premiums.GAO found that PBGC: (1) efforts to identify and collect delinquent premiums and underpaid premiums, interest, and penalties on premiums have been inadequate; (2) has infrequently issued and failed to follow up on past-due notices; (3) has not sent past-due n...
Pension Plans: Investments in Affordable Housing Possible With Government Assistance
HRD-92-55: Published: Jun 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how pension funds are used to help finance affordable housing for low-and moderate-income families, focusing on: (1) the features and common elements of 15 affordable housing arrangements financed by pension funds; and (2) the expected rates of return on such housing investments.GAO found that: (1) the nature and extent of pension fund involvement...
Financial Audit: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's 1991 and 1990 Financial Statements
AFMD-92-35: Published: Mar 2, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) financial statements for the fiscal years ended September 30, 1991 and 1990.GAO found that: (1) PBGC made a major commitment to correct internal control weaknesses GAO identified during its attempt to audit fiscal year (FY) 1990 financial statements, but did not make sufficient progress for GAO to complete a financial audit of FY 1991...
Financial Audit: System and Control Problems Further Weaken the Pension Benefit Guaranty Fund
AFMD-92-1: Published: Nov 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) fiscal year (FY) 1990 financial statements in accordance with the Government Corporation Control Act.GAO found that: (1) serious financial system deficiencies and internal control weaknesses prevent PBGC from preparing reliable financial statements and affect Congress' ability to assess whether PBGC premium levels are adequate to meet...
Defined Benefit Pensions: Hidden Liabilities From Underfunded Plans and Potential New Obligations Confront PBGC
T-HRD-92-6: Published: Oct 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1991.
GAO discussed some of the financial problems facing the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), focusing on how hidden liabilities affect PBGC. GAO noted that: (1) the current threat to PBGC comes from a few seriously underfunded plans in industries experiencing financial troubles; (2) it is difficult to estimate future PBGC liabilities because of difficulties in predicting if or when underfu...
Insurance Company Failures Threaten Retirement Income
T-HRD-91-41: Published: Jun 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1991.
GAO discussed the impact of insurance company failures on pension plan incomes, focusing on what happens when pension plans purchase insurance annuities and invest funds through insurance companies. GAO noted that: (1) pension plans have purchased annuities for 3 million to 4 million retirees and have invested about a third of all pension assets with insurance companies; (2) between January 1975 a...
Private Pensions: Risks to Retirees Posed by Insurance Company Failures
T-HRD-91-23: Published: Apr 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1991.
GAO discussed: (1) risks pensioners faced when their defined benefit plans purchased insurance annuities that are not federally insured; (2) how insurance industry problems affected participants in defined contribution plans; and (3) issues associated with extending federal guarantees to insurance annuitants. GAO noted that: (1) defined benefit plan pensioners whose plans purchased insurance annui...
Private Pensions: Millions of Workers Lose Federal Benefit Protection at Retirement
HRD-91-79: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the protection available to retirees receiving benefits from insurance companies in case of insurance company failure, focusing on: (1) how many retirees received their benefits from insurance companies; (2) whether federal and state guarantees were available for those annuitants; and (3) recent financial difficulties in the insurance industry.GAO...
Pension Plans: Terminations, Asset Reversions, and Replacements Following Leveraged Buyouts
HRD-91-21: Published: Mar 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed what happened to the 558 defined pension plans of 121 public companies acquired in leveraged buyouts (LBO).GAO found that: (1) 20 percent of the defined benefit plans sponsored by the companies were terminated after LBO; (2) the most common reasons for plan terminations included adopting a new plan and the sale of a plant or division; (3) 99 percen...