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Missing Participants Program – Payment Instructions

Missing Participants Program – Payment Instructions

There are three options for transferring funds to PBGC for the Missing Participants Program. The preferred option is for funds to be sent electronically via Pay.gov, a website through which you can make secure electronic payments directly to many federal agencies, including PBGC.  Additional payment methods are also available.  

A summary of the payment options and information about current mailing addresses follows. We expect some of the addresses for sending payment will be changing in the latter part of 2018, so be sure to review this webpage before transferring payment.

  • Electronic Payment via Pay.gov: To pay using this option, go to www.pay.gov, select Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation from the “Find an Agency” List, and then select PBGC’s Missing Participants Program. You will be prompted to enter relevant information (e.g., plan identifying information, payment amount, the account from which payment will be made) to authorize payment.
    Warning regarding Debit Blocks — Before using this option, you will need to find out whether your account has an "ACH Debit Block". If it does, you will need to provide PBGC’s Company ID [1601000607] to your financial institution before you submit your payment so that they may authorize PBGC to debit your account. Without this authorization, your financial institution may reject the processing of your payment.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (ACH or FedWire): You can direct your bank to send an electronic payment to:  

    U.S. Bank
    Routing: 081000210
    Account: 152310875843
    Beneficiary: PBGC
    Reference: Case #: xxxxxxxx,
    EIN/PN #: XX-XXXXXXX/XXX

    Be sure to include the employer identification number (EIN), 3-digit plan number (PN), and case number in the “description” section of the electronic funds transfer.
  • Paper Check: You may mail a paper check to our Missing Participants Program lockbox. If you use this option, you must also submit a completed payment voucher.

The mailing address differs depending on whether you are sending the check by U.S. mail or a delivery service. Please be sure to send the check and the completed voucher to the applicable address as shown below:

United States Postal Service Delivery (FedEx, UPS, etc.)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
P.O. Box 979114
St. Louis, MO 63197-9000

PBGC Missing Participants
Box 979114
U.S. Bank Government Lockbox
1005 Convention Plaza
SL-MO-C2GL
St. Louis, MO 63101

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.

Printable Voucher

Privacy Act

A Privacy Act Statement required by 5 U.S.C. § 552a(e)(3) stating our authority for soliciting and collecting the information from your check, and explaining the purposes and routine uses which will be made of your check information, is available at (http://www.fms.treas.gov/otcnet/legal.html), or call toll free at (1-866-945-7920) to obtain a copy by mail. Furnishing the check information is voluntary, but a decision not to do so may require you to make payment by some other method.