Archived Insight | April 15, 2020

Our Model Pension Plan Funded Status Plummeted in Q1 2020

During the first quarter of 2020 (Q1), the funded status of the model pension plan examined in each issue of Prism fell by 9 percentage points, to 76 percent.

This drop is primarily attributable to a 12 percent asset loss, heavily influenced by the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

A 1 percent decrease in liabilities, due to an increase in corporate bond yields slightly offset the impact of the asset loss.

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