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Annuity Purchase Update – July 2021

Pension funding levels decreased this past month as lower interest rates outweighed a level stock market. Annuity purchase costs increased slightly for Annuity Plan 1 and 2.

June 2021 Pension Finance Update

Falling interest rates in June saw otherwise steady pension plans down 1%, with both model plans we track remaining in the black for the year.

Annuity Purchase Update: May 2021 Interest Rates

Despite the persistence of the pandemic, it is clear that the outlook for plan sponsors is currently trending positively. Equity markets are strong and interest rates are rising. This is leading to improved plan funding statuses and lower annuity purchase prices.