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Plasterers and Cement Masons Local Number 94 FAQs

The Plasters and Cement Masons Local No. 94 Pension Plan will be partitioned, effective May 1, 2019. What does this mean?

To keep the Cement Masons 94 Plan from running out of money (becoming “insolvent”), some of the Fund’s PBGC-guaranteed benefits will be transferred to a “successor plan” that will receive financial assistance from PBGC to pay those benefits. This will relieve some of the financial burden on the Cement Masons 94 Plan and enable it to improve its financial condition.

See Multiemployer Plans and Partition for more general information on how partition works.

Who will administer the successor plan? Will I receive benefits from both plans?

Both the original and successor plans will be administered by the Cement Masons 94 Plan.

How do I know what plan I’m in?

PBGC will notify participants with benefits in the successor plan by January 3, 2019. 

Will the partition affect my benefit amount?

Yes, about 70 people will experience an average benefit reduction of 38% in benefits. 
The benefits of about 30 participants will not be reduced because of the statutory protections for benefits of older and disabled participants and for participants whose benefits are equal to or less than 110% of the PBGC guarantee amount.

There is no disadvantage to being in the successor plan. All participants are treated equally. 

The Cement Masons 94 Plan sent me a notice that shows I will receive reduced pension benefits. Whom should I contact if I don’t understand how my new benefit was calculated and/or believe it is incorrect?

If you have any questions, contact the Plasters and Cement Masons Local Number 94 Plan office at:
Sponsor Name: Board of Trustees of the Plasterers & Cement Masons Local No. 94 Pension Plan 

PATH Administrators
4785 Linglestown Road, Suite 200
Harrisburg, PA 17112 

Telephone: 717-671-8551


Last updated December 21, 2018