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PBGC Updates Pension Insurance Data Tables Online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2012

WASHINGTON—The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation today released its 2010 pension insurance data tables. These frequently used tables offer information on statistical trends related to defined benefit retirement plans in the private sector. PBGC is issuing these tables electronically to provide updated information familiar to users of the Corporation's Pension Insurance Data Book and will make them available both as a PDF and in an Excel format that allows users to examine and sort the data to suit their needs.

The data tables provide researchers, journalists and others interested in the federal pension insurance program easily accessible, detailed statistics for the single-employer and multiemployer plans that PBGC insures. The tables include data that quantifies the numbers of people and plans that PBGC protects, the people receiving or eligible to receive benefits from PBGC, and the benefits paid to them, claims against PBGC, the funded status of PBGC-protected plans, breakdowns of populations that PBGC protects by industry and state, and other vital statistics.

This information, the core of PBGC's traditional Pension Insurance Data Book, will continue to be updated periodically. PBGC will augment these tables with other materials as they become available, such as the figures and chapters familiar to readers of the Data Book.

The data tables are available on PBGC's website at http://www.pbgc.gov/documents/pension-insurance-data-tables-2010.pdf.

About PBGC

PBGC protects the pension benefits of 44 million of America's workers and retirees in more than 27,000 private-sector pension plans. The agency is directly responsible for paying the benefits of more than 1.5 million people in failed pension plans. PBGC receives no taxpayer dollars and never has. Its operations are financed by insurance premiums and with assets and recoveries from failed plans.

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