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Guidance Document Database
The documents listed below are PBGC’s guidance documents, as defined by EO 13891, sec. 2(b), see Federal Register Notice. The contents of these documents do not have the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract, and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. PBGC will only cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted in this database to establish historical facts.
If you would like to request the withdrawal or modification of an existing guidance document, please submit your request, including your contact information, to the General Counsel at GuidanceComments@pbgc.gov or at Regulatory Affairs Division, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Office of the General Counsel, 1200 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005–4026. For additional information, see PBGC’s procedures for guidance documents.
|Title||Issuance Date||Agency Identifier||Topics||Summary||Posted Date|
|PBGC Insurance Coverage||12-6-2019||PBGC Web 001||Coverage||Addresses how to determine whether a pension plan is covered by PBGC and explains the common exemptions from coverage.||2-28-2020|
|Opinion Letter 86-27||12-17-1986||PBGC Op Let 86-27||Termination||PBGC disapproves proposed plans that an employer wishes to adopt because they would effect an impermissible continuation of terminated plans for which guaranteed benefits are being paid.||3-5-2020|
|COVID-19-Related Single-Employer Plan Sponsors and Administrators Questions and Answers||7-20-2020||PBGC Web 016||Reportable events, Premiums, Termination, Early Warning||Answers questions related to plan sponsor obligations and PBGC operations in light of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the COVID-19 pandemic.||7-20-2020|
|PBGC to Expand COVID-19 Relief, Support Economic Recovery||9-21-2020||PBGC PR 20-04||Premiums||
Announcement of relief that will generally enable plan sponsors to take advantage of the CARES Act contribution due date extension and still ultimately pay the same variable-rate premium they would have owed had those contributions been made by the regular contribution due date.
|Extended Due Date for Inclusion of Prior Year Contributions||9-23-2020||PBGC TU 20-2||Premiums||This Technical Update provides guidance and relief related to the timing of contribution receipts includable in the asset value used to determine variable rate premiums due in 2020.||9-23-2020|