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Review of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's (PBGC) proposed premium rate increase for participants of a defined benefit pension plan under the single employer basic benefits insurance program indicated that the present $1.00 per plan participant per year premium is not adequate to fully fund the program. Although PBGC took into consideration numerous factors and made assumptions which could substantially affect the adequacy of the proposed $2.25 premium rate, there is no reason to question the methodology used by PBGC.

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