Companies that have transferred pensions to insurance companies

Below is a list of employers that have transferred their pension obligations for certain retirees and former employees to insurance companies by purchasing annuities. (Note: this is not a comprehensive list. These are only the changes that we are aware of, based on corporate press releases, news reports, and other sources.) This practice differs from […]


What happens when a pension is transferred to an insurance company?

In 2012, General Motors and Verizon entered into arrangements with Prudential Insurance Company to pay the pensions of certain groups of their salaried retirees. Both companies transferred pension assets to Prudential, which meant that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the federal agency that insures most private pension plans, no longer insured the pensions. Since then, […]


Relief for Hurricane Victims

Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 Retirement Provisions On September 21, 2005 President Bush signed into law the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 (KETRA). KETRA includes provisions specifically related to retirement plans to provide financial relief to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Tax Favored Withdrawals from Retirement Plans The first provision in […]