The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape:
A 15-Year Look (2004-2018)

For the eighth year, Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC, and the International Foundation have partnered on The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: A 15-Year Look (2004-2018), an annual benchmarking report on multiemployer pension and retirement plans. The report covers both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) plans using data from Form 5500 Annual Reports filed with the Department of Labor, with 2018 being the most recent information currently available.

The report analyzes key trends in demographics, cash flows, and investments for defined benefit and defined contribution plans over the fifteen-year period from 2004 through 2018, and helps trustees, consultants and policy makers gain a better understanding of these plans and their environment.

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Members of the media can request a copy of the report from pr@ifebp.org.

The Multiemployer DB Plan Landscape 2004-2018

The nation’s 1,229 ongoing solvent multiemployer defined benefit (DB) retirement plans had total assets of about $529 billion and covered nearly 11.1 million participants and beneficiaries in 2018, while the 1,048 multiemployer defined contribution (DC) retirement plans had $166 billion in assets and covered 4.3 million participants and beneficiaries. These are among the results highlighted in The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: A 15-Year Look (2004-2018), the eighth annual benchmark report by Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC, and the International Foundation. The report is available at www.ifebp.org/MultiemployerRetirement.


About the Survey:

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC have partnered to build a database of historical information for multiemployer retirement plans in the United States. A database of multiemployer defined benefit (DB) plans was originally built during the summer of 2013 using publicly available information from Form 5500 filings. The database of multiemployer defined contribution (DC) plans was built during the summer of 2014 as a supplement to the original DB plan database.

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