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Premium Filing Payment & Instructions

Premium Filing Payment & Instructions

Comprehensive Premium Filing Instructions, including illustrative forms:

Premium Payment Instructions & Contact Information

Payments Within My PAA

Single e-filings may be paid online using My PAA (via ACH) during the e-filing process. If you choose to pay within My PAA, you will have to provide your banking information so that PBGC can "pull" the funds from your account after you submit your filing. If your account has an "ACH Debit Block", please provide the appropriate PBGC Company ID to your financial institution before you submit your payment so they may authorize PBGC to debit your account. See the chart below for the PBGC Company ID for payments made "Within My PAA".

To select a payment method for a My PAA screen-created filing or an imported filing, you must be assigned the "paying agent" permission (by the filing coordinator) and you must be holding the filing (it will be reflected in the Inbox on your Home page). Click on the View/Manage Filing button to the right of your filing to go the Filing Manager Page. See the My PAA Users Manual (PDF) for additional instructions for selecting a payment method.

PBGC has two Company IDs for ACH Debit Blocks. Please use the appropriate ID based on the type of payment you are submitting.

Type of Payment PBGC Company ID
Pay.gov 1601000603
Within My PAA 1601000606
Payments Outside My PAA

Payment outside of My PAA is permitted for any filing and is required if multiple filings are uploaded at the same time (i.e., a batch upload). However, separate payments must be submitted for each plan. Do not combine premiums for two or more plans into one payment.

The preferred payment option outside of My PAA is Pay.gov, which is fast, secure, and free for premium payers.

For fast, automatic posting to the premium account, the payment must reference the plan's employer identification number, plan number and the plan year commencement date. 

Pay.gov for secure electronic payments:

Go to PBGC’s pay.gov page for premium payments This is a direct link to the PBGC Premium Insurance Payments Form. This link can also be found at www.Pay.gov. You will be automatically directed to a secure site. Select Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation from the Agency List. You will need the plan's EIN, PN, and Plan Year Commencement Date to complete the payment. Please be sure your account does not have an "ACH Debit Block". If your account has an "ACH Debit Block", please provide the appropriate PBGC Company ID to your financial institution before you submit your payment so they may authorize PBGC to debit your account. See the chart for PBGC Company IDs. Without this authorization, your financial institution may reject the processing of your payment. A Debit Block is the most common reason for failed ACH payments. Transactions on your bank statement will appear as: PBGC Premium Payment.

Please note that if your account is blocked by your bank, give the bank the following PBGC Company ID before you submit your payment, which will allow the payment to be processed: 1601000603. Transactions on your bank statement will appear as: PBGC Premium Payment.

Paper Checks

To pay by check, send a completed voucher and a check made out to “Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation” to the applicable address shown below (based on the delivery method):

United States Postal Service:
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
P.O. Box 979120
St. Louis, MO 63197-9000
Overnight Express Delivery Service:
U.S. Bank Government Lockbox
Attn: PBGC # 979120
1005 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 1-800-736-2444

Please include the plan’s EIN and plan number on the check in case it becomes separated from the voucher.

Notice to Customers Making Payment by Check

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.

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 from our internet site 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.

Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT, other than Pay.gov)

For ACH payments:
Credit Gateway – ACH Receiver
33 Livingston Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55107
Transaction Code: 22
Standard Entry Class Code: CCD+
ABA: 051036706
Account: 816010006001
Receiving Company Name: PBGC
Addenda Reference: "EIN/PN: XX-XXXXXXX/XXX PYC: MM/DD/YYYY"

For Fedwire payments:
US Treasury-NYC
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
ABA: 021030004
Account: 816010006001
Beneficiary: PBGC
Reference: "EIN/PN: XX-XXXXXXX/XXX PYC: MM/DD/YYYY"

Please note that the EIN is the employer identification number, PN is the plan number and PYC is the date the plan year begins (i.e., plan year commencement).

Premium Contact Information

Premium Customer Service Center

Email: Premiums@PBGC.gov (link sends e-mail)

Phone: 1-800-736-2444 or (202) 229-4242 and select the "premium" option.
TTY/ASCII users should call the Federal Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to 1-800-736-2444.

Mailing Addresses for Correspondence

My PAA Practitioners :

Submit correspondence to the PBGC via the "Submit Request" Quick Link, which is available to all My PAA practitioners with an active account. For a step-by-step guide, see the My PAA Submit Other Request & Correspondence instructions.

Non-My PAA Practitioners:

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Collections and Compliance Division
Attn: Correspondence
1200 K Street, NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20005-4026 

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Last updated May 28, 2020