Pension plan cost control (21 - 30 of 41 items)
Vesting Status of Selected Participants in Top-Heavy Pension Plans
T-HRD-88-3: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the effect of replacing 1982 "top-heavy" pension plan vesting rules with those of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. After comparing the vesting status of 859 active participants in 128 top-heavy small-business pension plans, GAO noted that, if the plans had used the 1986 graded vesting schedule: (1) the proportion of nonvested women would have increased...
Pension Plans: Government Insurance Program Threatened by Its Growing Deficit
HRD-87-42: Published: Mar 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) causes of large claims against the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) insurance program; and (2) potential effects of the Single Employer Pension Plan Amendments Act (SEPPAA).GAO found that: (1) 90 percent of the $501 million in claims against PBGC from 1983 through 1985 resulted from 23 employers terminating 33 pension plans; (...
Financial Condition of the Single Employer Pension Plan Insurance Program
T-HRD-87-8: Published: Apr 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1987.
GAO discussed the financial condition of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) Single Employer Pension Insurance Program, which generally guarantees workers' vested benefits when a private pension plan terminates. GAO noted that the program is in serious financial trouble because: (1) it had a reported deficit of $3.8 billion as of September 30, 1986; (2) the deficit could reach an est...
The Underfunding of Single Employer Pension Plans
130198: Jun 24, 1986
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on private pension plan underfunding, specifically: (1) its extent and effects; (2) factors contributing to underfunding; (3) the potential of the Single Employer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1986 to alleviate the effects of underfunded terminations; and (4) alternatives for controlling underfunding. GAO found that: (1) of the 14,5...
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...
Economic Implications of the Fair Insurance Practices Act
OCE-84-1: Published: Apr 6, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the economic implications of the proposed Fair Insurance Practices Act. Specifically, GAO reviewed: (1) how cost considerations vary by type of insurance; and (2) the effect that unfunded liabilities in pension plans would have on the ability of pension plans to meet the minimum funding requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act...
Premium Requirements of the Single Employer Pension Plan Insurance Program
123666: Mar 20, 1984
GAO discussed the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's request for a $7 premium rate for its single employer pension plan insurance program. The Corporation was established to administer a self-financing program which insures the benefits of about 29 million participants in 106,000 private pension plans. GAO revised its suggested premium rate for the program upward to $8.50 which it believes may...
Legislative Changes Needed To Financially Strengthen Single Employer Pension Plan Insurance Program
HRD-84-5: Published: Nov 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1983.
In connection with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) self-financing insurance program to protect the benefits of private pension plan participants, GAO examined information on pension plans which were terminated as of September 30, 1981.Since its inception, the PBGC insurance program has been operating at an increasing deficit. The deficit has risen because net claims for benefits...
Investigation To Reform Teamsters' Central States Pension Fund Found Inadequate
HRD-82-13: Published: Apr 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1982.
For many years, the Teamster's Pension Fund trustees have been the subject of allegations of misuse of the Fund's assets. Therefore, the Department of Labor initiated an investigation of the Fund and, in response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Government's investigation.Labor's objective of having a Government-wide coordinated investigation did not succeed because the Internal Revenu...
Allocation of an Air Force Contractor's Pension Fund Assets May Be Inequitable
HRD-81-152: Published: Sep 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1981.
The Air Force has contracted for services at the Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, with Pan American World Airways for over 25 years. Pan American provided pension benefits for its employees through its Cooperative Retirement Income Plan and is reimbursed by the Government for contributions to the plan for employees working on the Eastern Test Range contract.During a review of contractors' compl...