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About PBGC Search Results and Search Help

About PBGC Search Results and Search Help

About our Search Results

PBGC provides search results in four unique tabs on our main search page. In most cases, results will be returned on the "Search All" tab.  At the top of this tab, a result count for the other tabs is provided (if applicable).  The following table describes the results in each of the tabs.

Search Results Tab

Content Returned

Search All

The Search All tab lists pages and documents matching your search criteria, including forms for workers and retirees, blog posts, press releases, interest rates, news and policy announcements, and other information.  It does not include the information presented in the Unclaimed Pensions, Insured Plans, or Trusteed Plans tabs.
Unclaimed Pensions More than 72,000 individuals are due PBGC benefits.  The Unclaimed Pensions tab includes the most current list of individuals who may be due those benefits.  You can refine search results by first name, last name, or company name.
Insured Plans PBGC insures over 25,000 private-sector defined benefit pension plans, protecting the retirement security for over 40 million American workers. This tab lists all the insured single-employer and multiemployer plans insured by PBGC. If your plan is on this list, your plan sponsor pays premiums to protect your earned benefit.  PBGC has only limited information on these plans.  Contact your sponsor for detailed information on your plan and benefits.
Trusteed Plans PBGC paid for monthly retirement benefits for nearly 840,000 retirees in more than 4,700 pension plans that cannot pay promised benefits. This tab lists these plans by plan name, sponsor, case number, and plan termination date. If your plan is in this list, you may have a retirement benefit due from PBGC.

Search Help

Need some additional suggestions for refining your search? The following tables contains some suggestions that may help refine your search results. If you still need help, please call our Customer Contact Center at 1-800-400-7242. The PBGC Customer Contact Center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday Through Friday (except Federal holidays). TTY/ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) users, call the federal relay service at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to 1-800-400-7242.

Search Suggestion


Use double-quotes to search for a specific phrase

Search "pension plan" (in quotes) to find results specifically including the phrase "pension plan."
Avoid using articles or prepositions Do not use "a," "the," or "from" to improve search results
Add a + sign in front of the first search term to require its inclusion A search for "+benefit pension" will return all pages that include the search term pension and benefit
Use the word "and" to refine search results Search for "pension and plan" will return pages that include both pension and plan





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Last updated June 5, 2020