The 80% pension funding myth

Editorial  |  September 15, 2021

From 2012, summary of study includes “… no single level of funding distinguishes a healthy plan from an unhealthy plan. In fact, plans should have as their objective accumulating assets equal to 100% of relevant pension obligations.” Study includes “A plan with a funded ratio above 80% (or any specific level) might not be sustainable if the obligation is excessive relative to the financial resources of the sponsor, if the plan investments involve excessive risk, or if the sponsor fails to make the planned contributions.”

Read the full article on: American Academy of Actuaries

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