PBGC releases 2010 pension insurance data tables

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. released its 2010 pension insurance data tables. The tables offer information on statistical trends related to defined benefit retirement plans in the private sector. PBGC is issuing these tables electronically to provide updated information familiar to users of the Corporation’s Pension Insurance Data Book and will make them available both as a PDF and in an Excel format that allows users to examine and sort the data.

The data tables provide researchers, journalists and others interested in the federal pension insurance program easily accessible, detailed statistics for the single-employer and multiemployer plans that PBGC insures. The tables include data that quantifies the numbers of people and plans that PBGC protects, the people receiving or eligible to receive benefits from PBGC, and the benefits paid to them, claims against PBGC, the funded status of PBGC-protected plans, breakdowns of populations that PBGC protects by industry and state, and other vital statistics.

PBGC protects the pension benefits of 44 million of America's workers and retirees in more than 27,000 private-sector pension plans. The agency is directly responsible for paying the benefits of more than 1.5 million people in failed pension plans.

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