Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: E6-21444
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in January 2007. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-21441
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Mortality Assumptions
Document Number: E6-21280
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This document makes changes to the mortality assumptions under parts 4050 (Missing Participants) and 4281 (Duties of Plan Sponsor Following Mass Withdrawal) of PBGC's regulations. In a final rule published in the Federal Register on December 2, 2005, PBGC amended part 4044 (Allocation of Assets in Single-employer Plans) of its regulations to update mortality tables used for certain valuations for single-employer plans. Because of the dependence of certain valuations under part 4050 on part 4044, amendments updating the mortality assumptions under part 4050 are needed. This rule also makes a minor conforming amendment to the mortality assumptions in part 4281.
Mortality Assumptions
Document Number: E6-21279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This proposed rule is a companion to PBGC's direct final rule (published today in the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of the Federal Register) making changes to the mortality assumptions under parts 4050 (Missing Participants) and 4281 (Duties of Plan Sponsor Following Mass Withdrawal) of its regulations. PBGC is making these changes as a direct final rule without prior proposal because we view them as non-controversial revisions and anticipate no significant adverse comment. We have explained our reasons in the preamble to the direct final rule. If we receive no significant adverse comment, no further action on this proposed rule will be taken. However, if we receive significant adverse comment, we will withdraw the direct final rule and it will not take effect. In that case, we will address all public comments in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. We will not institute a second comment period on this rule. Any parties interested in commenting must do so at this time.
Proposed Revision of Annual Information Return/Reports
Document Number: 06-9633
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Department of the Treasury
This document contains a proposal to make changes required by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) to the Form 5500 Annual Return/Report filed for employee benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The proposed changes supplement proposed revisions to the Form 5500 Annual Return/Report published, prior to the enactment of the PPA, by the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (Agencies) in the Federal Register on July 21, 2006, at 71 FR 41616 (July 2006 Proposal). This supplemental proposal replaces the Schedule B, ``Actuarial Information,'' with separate actuarial schedules for single-employer plans (Schedule SB) and multiemployer plans (Schedule MB) to reflect PPA changes in funding and annual reporting requirements; adds new questions to the Schedule R, ``Retirement Plan Information,'' to collect additional information regarding single and multiemployer defined benefit pension plans required by the PPA; and proposes having the Form 5500-SF Annual Return/Report (Short Form 5500) included in the July 2006 Proposal serve as the simplified report required by the PPA for plans with fewer than 25 participants. The revisions are being proposed for 2008 plan year filings and would affect employee pension and welfare benefit plans, plan sponsors, administrators, and service providers to plans subject to annual reporting requirements under ERISA and the Code.
Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Administrative Appeals
Document Number: E6-20559
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of a new collection of information under Part 4003 of its regulations relating to Administrative Appeals. This notice informs the public of the PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans
Document Number: E6-20389
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This rule amends Appendix D to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulation on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single- Employer Plans by adding the maximum guaranteeable pension benefit that may be paid by the PBGC with respect to a plan participant in a single- employer pension plan that terminates in 2007. The amendment is necessary because the maximum guarantee amount changes each year, based on changes in the contribution and benefit base under section 230 of the Social Security Act. The effect of the amendment is to advise plan administrators, participants and beneficiaries of the increased maximum guarantee amount for 2007.
Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Valuation of Benefits and Assets; Expected Retirement Age
Document Number: E6-20387
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulation on Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans by substituting a new table that applies to any plan being terminated either in a distress termination or involuntarily by the PBGC with a valuation date falling in 2007, and is used to determine expected retirement ages for plan participants. This table is needed in order to compute the value of early retirement benefits and, thus, the total value of benefits under the plan.
PBGC Flat Premium Rates
Document Number: E6-20386
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the PBGC flat premium rates for premium payment years beginning in 2007. These rates can be derived from information published elsewhere but are published in this notice for the convenience of the public.
Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Disclosure to Participants
Document Number: E6-19854
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (``PBGC'') is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend approval, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of a collection of information in its regulation on Disclosure to Participants (29 CFR Part 4011) (OMB control number 1212-0050). This notice informs the public of the PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Payment of Premiums; Assessment of and Relief From Penalties
Document Number: E6-19436
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule adopts policy guidance on premium penalty waivers, including guidance on the meaning of ``reasonable cause'' for premium penalty waivers. For the convenience of the public, this guidance is being codified as an appendix to PBGC's premium payment regulation.
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-19259
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: E6-19257
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in December 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
No FEAR Act Notice
Document Number: E6-19247
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is publishing this notice under the Notification and Federal Employees Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (the ``No FEAR Act''), to inform current employees, former employees, and applicants for PBGC employment of the rights and remedies available under federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: E6-16958
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in November 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site http://www.pbgc.gov.
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest on Late Premium Payments; Interest on Underpayments and Overpayments of Single-Employer Plan Termination Liability and Multiemployer Withdrawal Liability; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-16957
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: E6-15314
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in October 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-15313
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Request for Extension of Approval of a Collection of Information Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Comment Request; Customer Satisfaction Surveys and Focus Groups
Document Number: 06-7424
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-05
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget extend its approval of a collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of the information collection, which will be conducted through focus groups and surveys over a three-year period, is to help the PBGC assess the efficiency and effectiveness with which it serves its customers and to design actions to address identified problems.
Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Administrative Appeals
Document Number: E6-14477
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (``PBGC'') intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') approve, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of a collection of information under its regulation on Administrative Appeals. This notice informs the public of the PBGC's intent and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Premium Payment Years Beginning in January Through August 2006
Document Number: E6-14210
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-25
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rate assumptions to be used for determining the variable-rate premium under part 4006 of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations (the ``required interest rate'') for premium payment years beginning in January through August 2006. It reflects changes made by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, which was signed into law on August 17, 2006. These interest rate assumptions can be derived from rates published elsewhere, but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: 06-6959
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-16
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: 06-6958
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-16
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in September 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Proposed Revision of Annual Information Return/Reports
Document Number: 06-6329
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed revisions to the Form 5500 Annual Return/Report forms, including a proposed new Short Form 5500, filed for employee pension and welfare benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code (Code). The Form 5500 Annual Return/Report, including its schedules and attachments (Form 5500 Annual Return/Report), is an important source of financial, funding, and other information about employee benefit plans for the Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and the Internal Revenue Service (the Agencies), as well as for plan sponsors, participants and beneficiaries, and the general public. The proposed revisions to the Form 5500 Annual Return/ Report, contained in this document, including a new Form 5500-SF short form annual return/report for certain types of small pension plans, are intended to reduce and streamline annual reporting burdens, especially for small businesses, update the annual reporting forms to reflect current issues and agency priorities, and facilitate the establishment of a wholly electronic filing system for receipt of the Form 5500 Annual Returns/Reports. The form revisions thus would, upon adoption, apply for the reporting year for which the electronic filing requirement is implemented. The proposed revisions would affect employee pension and welfare benefit plans, plan sponsors, administrators, and service providers to plans subject to annual reporting requirements under ERISA and the Code.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: E6-11101
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in August 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest on Late Premium Payments; Interest on Underpayments and Overpayments of Single-Employer Plan Termination Liability and Multiemployer Withdrawal Liability; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-11100
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Duties of Plan Sponsor Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-10919
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This document amends part 4281 (Duties of Plan Sponsor Following Mass Withdrawal) to make technical changes to conform to amendments made to part 4044 (Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans) in a final rule published in the Federal Register on December 2, 2005. That final rule updated PBGC's mortality tables used for certain valuations for single-employer plans. Part 4281, which provides rules for valuing benefits in multiemployer plans following mass withdrawal, refers to the mortality tables in part 4044. Technical amendments are needed to conform the references in part 4281 to the changes in part 4044.
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-9881
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-22
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation published in the Federal Register of June 15, 2006, a notice informing the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. This document corrects an inadvertent error in that notice.
Liability Pursuant to Section 4062(e) of ERISA
Document Number: E6-9503
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This rule provides a formula for computing liability under section 4063(b) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (``ERISA'') when there is a substantial cessation of operations by an employer as described by section 4062(e) of ERISA. That section provides, among other things, that when a section 4062(e) event occurs, liability arises under section 4063 of ERISA. However, the method described in section 4063 for determining liability is impracticable when applied to a section 4062(e) event. This rule, which is narrow in scope, provides a practicable and transparent formula for calculating employer liability when a section 4062(e) event occurs. This rulemaking is part of the PBGC's ongoing effort to streamline regulation and improve administration of the pension insurance program.
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-9346
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: E6-9345
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in July 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Qualified Domestic Relations Orders Submitted to the PBGC
Document Number: E6-9065
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (``PBGC'') is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') approve a revision of a collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collection relates to qualified domestic relations orders submitted to the PBGC. This notice informs the public of the PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Electronic Premium Filing
Document Number: E6-8433
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-01
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The PBGC is changing its regulations to require that premium declarations be filed electronically. The requirement becomes effective for plans with 500 or more participants for the prior plan year starting with filings for plan years beginning in 2006 that are made on or after July 1, 2006, and for smaller plans starting with filings for plan years beginning after 2006. Plans may apply for exemptions on a case-by-case basis. Filings may be submitted through the PBGC's on-line e-filing application (``My Plan Administration Account,'' or ``My PAAA''). My PAA has data entry and editing screens that can be used to create and submit a filing, and can also accept uploaded files containing filing information that has been prepared and formatted using private-sector software in accordance with the PBGC's published standards.
Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Disclosure to Participants
Document Number: E6-8316
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (``PBGC'') intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend approval, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of the collection of information under its regulation on Disclosure to Participants, 29 CFR part 4011 (OMB control number 1212-0050; expires December 31, 2006). This notice informs the public of the PBGC's intent and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-7314
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site http:/ /www.pbgc.gov.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: 06-4489
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in June 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Customer Satisfaction Surveys and Focus Groups
Document Number: E6-6883
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-08
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (``PBGC'') intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend its approval of a collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of the information collection, which will be conducted through focus groups and surveys over a three-year period, is to help the PBGC assess the efficiency and effectiveness with which it serves its customers and to design actions to address identified problems. This notice informs the public of the PBGC's intent and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: 06-3572
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in May 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest on Late Premium Payments; Interest on Underpayments and Overpayments of Single-Employer Plan Termination Liability and Multiemployer Withdrawal Liability; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: 06-3571
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Proposed Submission of Information Collection for OMB Review; Comment Request; Locating and Paying Participants
Document Number: E6-4061
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (``PBGC'') intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') extend its approval (with modifications) of a collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of the information collection is to enable PBGC to pay benefits to participants and beneficiaries in plans covered by the PBGC insurance program. This notice informs the public of PBGC's intent and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium for Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-3699
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: 06-2458
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in April 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: E6-2098
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: 06-1375
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in March 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Exemption From the Bond/Escrow Requirement Relating to the Sale of Assets by an Employer Who Contributes to a Multiemployer Plan; LA Team Co. LLC
Document Number: E6-383
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-17
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has granted a request from the LA Team Co. LLC for an exemption from the bond/escrow requirement of section 4204(a)(1)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, with respect to the Major League Baseball Players Pension Plan. A notice of the request for exemption from the requirement was published on July 7, 2005 (70 FR 39349). The effect of this notice is to advise the public of the decision on the exemption request.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits; Correction
Document Number: 06-330
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation published in the Federal Register of December 15, 2005, a final rule amending its regulation on Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in January 2006. This document corrects an inadvertent error in that final rule.
Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits
Document Number: 06-329
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in February 2006. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).
Required Interest Rate Assumption for Determining Variable-Rate Premium; Interest on Late Premium Payments; Interest on Underpayments and Overpayments of Single-Employer Plan Termination Liability and Multiemployer Withdrawal Liability; Interest Assumptions for Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal
Document Number: 06-328
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public of the interest rates and assumptions to be used under certain Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regulations. These rates and assumptions are published elsewhere (or can be derived from rates published elsewhere), but are collected and published in this notice for the convenience of the public. Interest rates are also published on the PBGC's Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov).