PBGC Announces 2019 Premium Rates

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has announced the premium rates that will apply in 2019. Both the single-employer and multiemployer plan rates have increased. The chart below shows the rates in effect for plan years beginning in 2017, 2018, and 2019.





Single-employer Per Participant Rate for Flat-Rate Premium




Single-employer Variable-Rate Premium per $1,000 unfunded vested benefits (UVBs)




Single-employer Variable-Rate Per Participant Cap




Multiemployer Per Participant Rate for Flat-Rate Premium




After 2019, all rates are subject to indexing. There are currently no scheduled increases (other than indexing) for years after 2019. For more information click this link.

If you have any questions about the impact on your plan, contact your Cheiron consultant.

Cheiron is an actuarial consulting firm that provides actuarial and consulting advice. However, we are neither attorneys nor accountants. Accordingly, we do not provide legal services or tax advice.

1Plans sponsored by small employers (generally fewer than 25 employees) may be subject to a lower cap.