Active, Frozen or Terminated: Year-End 2011 Pension Snapshot


By SHRM Online staff January 12, 2012

As depicted in investment management firm SEI’s Pension Lifecycle Meter, three-quarters (75 percent) of corporate pension plans in the U.S. are currently accruing benefits. Almost half (46 percent) of the plans are still open to new hires, while 29 percent are closed to new hires, but still accruing benefits for current enrollees. Below are the current plan design stages as of December 2011:


Related Articles:

Transitioning from Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution Retirement Plans, SHRM Online Benefits Discipline, January 2012

Pension Deficits Widened Again in 2011, SHRM Online Benefits Discipline, January 2012

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