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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|
|Simplified Methods for Applying the Requirement to Disregard Benefit Reductions in Determining Withdrawal Liability - Multiemployer Pension Plans - Pension Protection Act of 2006||7-15-2010||PBGC TU 10-3||PPA, Multiemployer, Unfunded vested benefits, Withdrawal Liability||Provides simplified methods for the application of the statutory requirement that multiemployer plans in critical status disregard certain benefit reductions in determining the plan's unfunded vested benefits for purposes of determining an employer's withdrawal liability under section 4201 of ERISA.||2-28-2020|
|Standard Terminations: Q&A||1-28-2020||PBGC Web 013||Standard termination||Provides information on filing a standard termination, distribution of benefits, and standard termination audits||2-28-2020|
|The Effect of The Deficit Reduction Act on The Withdrawal Liability Provisions of The Multiemployer Act||3-6-1985||PBGC Multiemployer Bulletin, 3/6/1985||Multiemployer, Withdrawal Liability||Clarifies that any multiemployer plan that is not amended to adopt a non-presumptive allocation method is required to allocate unfunded vested benefits using the presumptive method.||2-28-2020|
|Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution||4-12-1999||64 FR 17696||Mediation, Arbitration||Provides that PBGC will use, where appropriate, alternative dispute resolution.||2-28-2020|
|Waiver of Seller’s Bond||7-1-1981||PBGC Multiemployer Bulletin, 7/1/1981||Multiemployer, Bond sales||Provides guidance on the bonding and escrow requirements imposed on employers that sell their assets.||2-28-2020|