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  1. Boeing offers lump-sum, immediate annuity options to 40,000 former employees

    trueBoeing Co., Chicago, is offering an option of a lump-sum payout or an annuity to 40,000 former employees who have not yet retired, the first time the company has offered such choices from its existing defined benefit plans.

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  1. 2 senators call for derisking rules

    trueSenate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, want federal regulators to set clear guidelines for employers undertaking pension derisking.

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  2. Education firm RM enters into pension buy-in with PIC

    trueRM PLC, Abingdon, England, agreed to a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corp. to insure 13% of the liabilities of the company's defined benefit plan.

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  3. Ryder System offers lump sums to former employees

    trueRyder System Inc. is offering a lump-sum payment to about 11,000 former employees vested in its frozen U.S. defined benefit plan, the company announced in an SEC filing on Wednesday.

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  4. Unilever enters into buy-in with Legal & General on expatriate fund

    trueUniac Pension Fund agreed to a buy-in with Legal & General Group to insure £129 million ($208.5 million) of liabilities.

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  5. Panasonic completes pension fund buyout for U.K. unit

    truePanasonic Systems Networks Co. U.K. Ltd. Pension and Life Assurance Scheme completed a buyout with Rothesay Life.

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  6. Ofcom completes total pension buy-in with Legal & General

    trueOfcom, London, agreed to the final pension buy-in with Legal & General in a series of deals over the past six years to cover all £250 million ($398.7 million) of pension liabilities across its two pension plans.

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  7. Bristol-Myers Squibb announces $1.4 billion pension buyout

    trueBristol-Myers Squibb Co. said it would settle $1.4 billion in pension obligations by purchasing a group annuity contract from Prudential Insurance Co. for approximately 8,000 retirees and beneficiaries.

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  8. Motorola wraps up pension buyout at light speed

    trueMotorola Solutions Inc.'s pension buyout, the third largest in U.S. history, was the fastest by a mile, taking less than six months from start to finish.

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  9. Busy week for lump-sum offerings

    trueWhile Motorola Solutions Inc.’s activity last week was the most notable, three other companies also announced lump-sum offers.

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  10. Motorola Solutions looks to shed $4.2 billion in liabilities in buyout, lump sums

    trueMotorola Solutions Inc. entered into a pension buyout agreement with Prudential Insurance and will offer lump-sum payouts to terminated vested employees to reduce $4.2 billion in pension obligations.

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  11. Washington Post freezes DB plan, switches to cash balance

    trueThe Washington Post’s parent company is freezing its defined benefit plan and transferring remaining participants to an existing cash balance plan, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The company is also offering a lump-sum option for all defined benefit participants.

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  12. PBGC proposes requirement for employers to disclose lump-sum offers

    trueThe Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. disclosed that it intends to require employers to report to the agency offers they make to pension fund participants to convert their monthly annuity to a cash lump-sum benefit.

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  13. Newell Rubbermaid proposes lump sums for terminated vested employees

    trueNewell Rubbermaid Inc. announced in an SEC filing Tuesday it will offer a lump-sum payment to about 5,700 terminated vested participants in its frozen U.S. defined benefit plan.

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