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Companies offering pension plans to employees are paying higher premiums to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation than they normally would, hitting hospitals especially hard, according to a recent study from October Three.

According to the study, which looked at 5,000 pension plans, single-employer plan sponsors have paid $46 billion in PBGC premiums since 2008.October Three said that over the years, employers have continued to pay more in premiums than they should.

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