Articles | May 5, 2021

Pension Plan Funded Status Increases as Interest Rates Rise

During the first quarter of 2021 (Q1), the funded status of the model pension plan examined in each issue of Prism improved by 12 percentage points, up to 100 percent. This issue of Prism explores the reasons behind this increase, and what plan sponsors should examine in their own defined benefit plans.

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Plan sponsors should examine changes in their own DB plans’ assets, liabilities and funded ratios from the vantage point of both accounting and funding metrics.

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This page is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax or investment advice. You are encouraged to discuss the issues raised here with your legal, tax and other advisors before determining how the issues apply to your specific situations.

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