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    Updated information for workers and retirees.

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    Your PBGC benefit may be taxable depending on your individual circumstances. We’ll provide a Form 1099-R with instructions to assist you with your taxes.

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    The Health Coverage Tax Credit is an IRS tax credit for health care insurance premiums, which may apply to certain individuals who are 55–65 years of age and are receiving benefits from PBGC.

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    There are more than 80,000 people who have not claimed pension benefits they are owed. Those unclaimed pensions equal a total of over $300 million dollars, with individual benefits ranging from twelve cents to almost a million dollars.

  • PBGC Among Best Places to Work

    The Partnership for Public Service ranked PBGC in the top five best places to work among small federal agencies!

Welcome to PBGC! We protect the retirement security of nearly 37 million Americans in single employer and multiemployer pension plans. Our goal is to provide the highest-level of customer support, and to work to protect workers’ and retirees’ hard-earned pension benefits.

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Press release
March 19, 2019

WASHINGTON – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is pleased to announce an executive appointment in the Office of the General Counsel. Daniel Liebman has been appointed Deputy General Counsel for the Program Law & Policy Department. 

Press release
February 7, 2019

WASHINGTON –The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has reached an agreement with Sears Holdings Corporation under which the agency will withdraw its objection to the proposed sale of Sears’ assets to ESL Investments.

Press release
January 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Israel (“Izzy”) Goldowitz, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s Deputy General Counsel for Program Law & Policy, has retired from public service following a 30-year career at the agency.