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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".

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.

  • Paper Checks

    Effective immediately, PBGC has changed their payment lockbox bank from Bank of America to U.S. Bank. The updated address for both the USPS and Overnight Express delivery services are listed below. It is important to note that Bank of America will forward any PBGC payments they receive to U.S. Bank until 10/30/2018.

    Standard Remittance Address (USPS only):
    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

    Paper Check Voucher (for printing)

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"

Premium Contact Information

Premium Customer Service Center

Email: Premiums@PBGC.gov

Phone: 1-800-736-2444 or (202) 326-4242 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

Standard Remittance Address:

PBGC – Correspondence Only
P.O. Box 955654
St. Louis, MO 63195-5654

Overnight Express Delivery Service:

U.S. Bank: PBGC # 955654
SL-MO-C1WS
1005 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101
 Phone: 1-800-736-2444

Note: The easiest way to submit correspondence to the PBGC is via the "Submit Request" Quick Link, which is available to all My PAA practitioners with an active account. The following online Demo provides additional details: https://www.pbgc.gov/sites/default/files/submit-other-request-and-correspondence.pdf

Last updated September 17, 2018