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DB Admin Survey 2012

In April 2012, PLANSPONSOR published its second annual Defined Benefit (DB) Administration Survey.

Published in PLANSPONSOR June 2012
PLANSPONSOR's second annual DB Administration Survey showcases the experience and capabilities of 36 leading providers of defined benefit administration services that cover more than 12,000 plans and 33 million participants. With 85% of plans representing single-employer corporate plans, the survey accounts for a significant portion of the 41,820,000 corporate DB participants reported by the Department of Labor in its most recent Private Pension Plan Bulletin.  All data for the survey were as of 12/31/2011. 

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SURVEY STATS

CLIENTS BY SIZE20102011
Less than 100 participants4,0184,127
100-999 participants1,6211,718
1,000-4,999 participants1,0191,114
5,000-9,999 participants322350
10,000-25,000 participants277267
25,000-50,000 participants141155
50,000+ participants142138
PLANS BY STATUS20102011
Active / Open Plans6,5866,662
Closed Plans1,6031,362
Frozen Plans2,2172,153
Terminated Plans186209
PLANS BY TYPE20102011
Corporate Pension Plans9,55410,426
Public Pension Plans535693
Multiemployer/Taft-Hartley147194
Church Plans136154
Hospital Plans480478
DB(k) Plans88
Other327352
PARTICIPANTS BY TYPE20102011
Active participants14.4MM14.7MM
Separated participants8.0MM8.1MM
Retired participants9.7MM10.6MM

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DEFINED BENEFIT ADMIN SURVEY

Like our Recordkeeping Survey on the defined contribution side of the market, the DB Administration Survey showcases providers in the DB market—who the major players are, who they serve, what services they provide. Also included is information on overall market sizing.

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