PBGC Grants SFA Money to Third Teamsters Pension in Two Weeks

New Jersey union pension fund, expected to become insolvent in 2023, will receive $54.1 million in assistance.

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation announced Thursday that it will provide $54.1 million to Cresskill, New Jersey-based Teamsters Local Union 966 Health Fund Pension Plan, which covers 2,356 participants in the transportation industry.

The pension was expected to run out of money in 2023, at which point it would have been turned over to administration by the PBGC, and participants would have received approximately 10% of the benefits they had expected to receive.

There have been three assistance packages for affiliates of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced by the PBGC between November 18 and December 1, totaling more than $1 billion dollars.

The SFA provision of the American Rescue Plan Act allows for PBGC funding for severely underfunded multiemployer pension plans. Funds that receive assistance must monitor the interest resulting from the grant money as separate from other sources of funding. The PBGC also only accepts investment-grade bonds as an investment for the funds it provides.

The pension administrators did not return a request for comment.

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