2011 Pension Funding Study

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By Paul Morgan, John W. Ehrhardt | 31 March 2011

The companies surveyed in the Milliman Pension Funding Study reported a record $59.4 billion in contributions to their defined benefit pension plans in 2010. But even when coupled with investment gains, the contributions were offset by an increase in liabilities generated by a decrease in discount rates, and the funded status of the plans improved by just $12.4 billion for the year.