PBGC Will Meet With Participants in Anchor Glass Container Corporation Pension Plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 05, 2003
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) representatives will meet with former workers and retirees covered by the Anchor Glass Pension Plan to explain the federal pension program and answer questions. Anchor Glass made glass beverage containers.
PBGC took over the plan on August 23, 2002, and continued uninterrupted payment of benefits to retirees. The plan covers about 15,000 people and is underfunded by approximately $218 million. PBGC uses its assets to make up the shortfall and guarantees to pay benefits as promised by the plan up to the maximum allowed by law.
Meetings are scheduled at the following sites, dates and times:
Marriott Tampa Westshore
02/11/03 - Tuesday
10:00 - 11:00 AM
02/13/03 - Thursday
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Anchor Glass Plant
02/19/03 - Wednesday
7:00 - 11:00 AM
For the Jacksonville meetings on February 13th and 14th, PBGC has arranged for parking on levels 6 and 7 of the Water Street Garage (541 Water Street), located one block west of the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. PBGC will validate participants' parking tickets for up to four (4) hours.
At the meetings PBGC will copy and certify any proof documents (birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, etc.) that participants bring to the meetings. Anyone with questions should contact PBGC's Customer Service Center at 1-800-400-7242. For hearing-impaired TTY/TDD users, call the federal relay service toll-free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to 800-400-7242.
PBGC is a federal corporation created under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. It currently guarantees payment of basic pension benefits earned by 44 million American workers and retirees participating in about 32,500 private-sector defined benefit pension plans. The agency receives no funds from general tax revenues. Operations are financed largely by insurance premiums paid by companies that sponsor pension plans and investment returns.
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PBGC No. 03-21