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Legal Resources

This page includes the statute, regulations, agency guidance, and Federal Register documents applicable to private-sector defined benefit plans covered under title IV of ERISA.


View the current text of the law that established PBGC and its pension insurance programs in 1974.


Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29: Chapter XL - Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation


Rulemaking and Other Federal Register Documents

Locate PBGC final and proposed rules, notices, and other materials published in the Federal Register on or after July 1, 1996.


Reducing Regulatory Burden

Learn about PBGC’s plan for reviewing its regulations to cut down administrative burdens, streamline the filing of premiums and information, and make it easier for small businesses to comply with the agency’s regulations, and how you can submit comments on the plan or nominate rules to review.

Last updated February 13, 2020