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DB Benefit Plan Evolution

Defined Benefit Plan Evolution

Trends and challenges

Austerity measures, cost of capital, insurance premiums, and tax policies are just a few issues that are pressuring traditional DB plan thinking. Success for plan sponsors is dependent on evolving their approach to DB plans.

Reforming state retirement plans…

A state’s appetite for pension reform was largely in line with the size of fiscal issues the state faced.


Source: Invesco Ltd. as of June 2018. In cases where a state has more than one alternative plan, the plan type with the greater number of participants is marked on the map. This includes Indiana where workers choose between a DB, hybrid or DC plan, and Utah where workers choose between a hybrid and DC plan. Texas’s cash balance is only available to local workers. California provides an optional cash balance plan for part-time workers and adjunct educational employees.

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Invesco’s Turning Points Guide features our latest thinking on defined benefit trends, with actionable steps to help optimize plan outcomes.

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