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Weakest multiemployer pension plans continue to deteriorate — SOA study
trueFinancially stable multiemployer pension funds became more stable between 2009 and 2013, while financially distressed plans got slightly worse, new research finds.
Rising liabilities push U.S. corporate funded status down in July — 2 reports
trueThe funded status of U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell in July because of rising liabilities, said reports from BNY Mellon and Wilshire Consulting.
TUCS funds dip in quarter
trueTrusts in the Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service returned a median -0.04% in the second of 2015, down from 2.13% the previous quarter, but outperforming the classic 60/40 portfolio of stocks and bonds for the second consecutive quarter, which returned -0.64%.
InvestorForce universes down 0.16% in quarter
trueMSCI's InvestorForce Plan Universes had a median net return of -0.16% in the second quarter.
Multiemployer plan woes put companies under pressure, Moody's report says
trueMost U.S. multiemployer pension plans are still poorly funded, according to a Moody's Investors Service
Multiemployer funds, PBGC face hurdles with partition
trueTrustees of struggling multiemployer pension funds have a narrow window of opportunity to do more than just cut benefits in order to survive, if they can take advantage of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. partition program before the agency itself runs out of money, benefits experts said.
Majority of multiemployer plans well funded; 9% 'critical and declining' — survey
trueA majority of multiemployer pension funds continued to be in the well-funded “green zone” in calendar year 2015, according to Segal Consulting’s latest Survey of Plans’ Zone Status released Wednesday.
Teamsters, machinists, aerospace unions support bill to repeal multiemployer reforms
trueInternational Brotherhood of Teamsters endorsed legislation introduced Thursday that would repeal the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014.
Central States unveils website for rescue plan to save underfunded pension plan
trueTeamsters Central States, Southeast & Southwest Areas Pension Plan acknowledged “clearly the math will never work” on funding its defined benefit plan, said a new website it created to provide details of a “rescue plan” it is developing.
Treasury Department preps regulations for implementing multiemployer law
trueThe Treasury Department on Wednesday released proposed and temporary regulations for implementing the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014, which among other things, allows severely distressed plans to reduce benefits and allows the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. to partition some plans to save ...
Corporate pension funds again top BNY Mellon Master Trust Universe
trueThe median return of all plans in the BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe was 2.4% in the first quarter of 2015, up from 1.62% in the fourth quarter of 2014 and driven by strong returns in non-U.S. equities and real estate.
Senators urge caution on multiemployer cuts
trueDemocratic members of the Senate Finance Committee asked Treasury Department officials to tread carefully as they develop the process for implementing multiemployer pension reforms enabling some plans to cut benefits.
Advocates push for more multiemployer reform
trueMultiemployer pension reform advocates continue to pursue what they consider a critical missing piece in new legislation: a regulatory green light to do more alternative plan designs.
Milliman: Multiemployer pension funding ratios drop slightly in 2014
trueThe aggregate funded status of U.S. multiemployer pension plans fell slightly to 80% in 2014, down one percentage point from the end of 2013, as liabilities rose faster than assets, said a report from Milliman.
PBGC study: Multiemployer benefit cuts will be deeper
trueMore than half of multiemployer plan participants will have their benefits reduced if their plans become insolvent and rely on government guarantees in the near future, said a study released Wednesday by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.