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October 15, 2001 Interest Rate Update

The interest rate for valuing lump sum payments for the month of November 2001 is 4.75%. The deferred interest rate I1 is 4.00%, I2 is 4.00%, and I3 is 4.00%. (The interest rate for October 2001 was 4.50% for lump sum payments; the deferred interest rate I1 was 4.00%, I2 was 4.00%, and I3 was 4.00%.)

The required interest rate for determining the variable rate premium amount for premium payment years commencing in October 2001 is 4.66%. (The interest rate for September 2001 was 4.66%.)

The interest rate for valuing annuity benefits in single-employer plans and multiemployer plans for the month of November 2001 is 6.50% for the first 20 years following the date of plan termination and 6.25% thereafter. (The interest rate for October 2001 was 6.10% for the first 20 years.)

The interest rate that PBGC will charge on employer liability, unpaid contributions, and unpaid premiums, for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, and ending December 31, 2001, is 7%. (The interest rate for July 1 to September 30, 2001 was 7%.)

The interest rate to be charged by multiemployer pension plans on withdrawal liability payments that are overdue or in default, or that is to be credited by such plans on overpayments of withdrawal liability during the calendar quarter beginning October 1, and ending December 31, 2001, is 6.50%. (The interest rate for July 1 to September 30, 2001 was 7.00%.)

This page was updated on November 15, 2001.