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Answering today’s Defined Benefit plan questions

While fewer employers are offering Defined Benefit (DB) pension plans, there are still 45,500 DB plans in the United States.1 We have more than 75 years of experience with retirement plans and deep actuarial consulting expertise.2 As the number one provider of DB plans3 and a leader in pension risk management4, we can help you answer some of the top questions DB plan sponsors are asking right now:

  1. Should we change the asset allocation?
  2. How can we terminate the plan in the most effective manner?
  3. Should we make plan design changes?
  4. How can we forecast future costs and budget for them?
  5. Can we manage the retirement plan more efficiently?

1 Retirement Insights, June 2017
2 As of December 31, 2016
3 PLANSPONSOR DB Administration survey, May 2017
4 Principal® is ranked “Best in Class” for actuarial consulting skills and services, including providing guidance to effectively manage my DB plan, Chatham Partners 2016 Client Satisfaction Survey.


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