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    In 2016, PBGC paid about $5.6 billion to more than 860,633 retirees in terminated, single-employer plans. An additional 531,996 Americans will get their pension from PBGC when they're eligible to retire.

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    Across the country, there are more than 38,000 people who haven't 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

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    President Obama signed legislation to extend the HCTC through the end of 2019. HCTC 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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May 17, 2017

Did you know that, in 2016, PBGC paid out about $5.6 billion in pension benefits to nearly 861,000 retirees in failed single-employer plans?

May 5, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned website, PBGC.gov. We’ve listened to your feedback, and based our new design on your input. Our goal is to make it easier to find the information you are looking for.  This new website provides:  

Press release
March 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and Sears Holdings Corporation have reached a new agreement that provides additional funding and security for the company's two pension plans.