Multiemployer Plans Committee

The committee's mission is to bring to the public and the United States actuarial profession expertise regarding multiemployer pension plans. Within the scope of this mission, the subcommittee:

  • Provides independent and objective analysis, advice, and education to stakeholders (such as legislators, contributing employers, trustees) of multiemployer plans with respect to:
    • Funding
    • Financial reporting, in conjunction with Pension Accounting Committee
    • Managing financial risks
    • Plan design
  • Maintains contact with federal and state regulatory agencies to offer advice and seek action on current issues.
  • Develops practice notes for the membership.
  • Comments on actuarial standards of practice related to multiemployer plans.

Staff liaison: Monica Konate´

Chairperson: Jason Russell
Vice Chairperson: Christian Benjaminson
Mariah Becker
James Dexter
James Donofrio
Aldwin Frias
Theodore Goldman
Francis Gowen
Eli Greenblum
Joseph Hicks
David Pazamickas
Peter Sturdivan

Related Publications

Multiemployer Plans Committee issue brief discussing the costs and risks associated with multiemployer loan programs, and the ways in which these programs could benefit troubled plans and their participants.  (May 04, 2018)
Multiemployer Plans Committee letter to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans offering the expertise of the Multiemployer Plans Committee as a resource to the Joint Select Committee. (March 12, 2018)
Multiemployer Plans Committee comments to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on modifications to the instructions for the 2017 Schedule MB (Multiemployer Defined Benefit Plan Actuarial Information) of the Form 5500.
(November 20, 2017)
Multiemployer Committee issue brief explores options to address failing multiemployer plans and ways to strengthen the multiemployer pension system. (June 27, 2017)
Presentation on Capitol Hill by Multiemployer Committee on how to address failing multiemployer plans and strengthen the multiemployer pension system. (June 27, 2017)
Notes from the Multiemployer Plans Subcommittee meeting on Feb. 22 with officials of the Treasury and Labor departments, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to discuss applications by multiemployer pension plans in critical and declining status to suspend benefits or partition liabilities. (March 23, 2017)
Multiemployer Pension Plans Subcommittee comments to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on alternative two-pool withdrawal liability methods. (February 24, 2017)
Pension Committee, Multiemployer Plans Subcommittee, and Public Plans Subcommittee comments to the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) on a draft actuarial standard of practice (ASOP) on risk assessment and disclosure. (October 31, 2016)
Multiemployer Subcommittee comment letter on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) proposed rule on mergers and transfers between multiemployer plans.
(August 05, 2016)
Senior Pension Fellow Ted Goldman comments to the Senate Finance Committee on its hearing, “The Multiemployer Pension Plan System: Recent Reforms and Current Challenges.”
(March 17, 2016)