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When multiemployer plans go insolvent, PBGC provides loans that allow plan trustees to pay participants the pension benefits guaranteed by the agency – loans that are “rarely” repaid. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.’s multiemployer insurance program’s deficit decreased by $11.18 billion in FY 2018, largely due to increases in the interest rates used to project the cost of future liabilities, according to the federal agency’s annual report.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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