Answers to Key Questions about Private Pension Plans

GAO-02-745SP: Published: Sep 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2002.

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This primer on private pensions provides information on the basic features of the private pension plan system and the federal framework that governs how private plans must operate. GAO answers questions about the types of plans that private employers may sponsor, the benefits these plans provide, and the basic requirements that govern how these plans are administered.

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