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Hibernation Versus Termination: Evaluating the Choice for a Frozen Pension Plan
Russell Investments Link to more items from this source
Apr. 11, 2014
"As a frozen corporate defined benefit pension plan matures, the need for a decision on exit strategy gets closer. One option is plan termination (the purchase of annuities for all participants, which effectively transfers all liabilities to an insurance company). Another strategy is 'hibernation,' whereby the sponsor continues to manage the plan at a low level of cost and with some uncertainty about future cost. What are the primary considerations for plan sponsors evaluating the latter option?"

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