Index: Pension plan buyouts become slightly more expensive

09/19/2013 | National Underwriter Life & Health

The cost of buying out retirees' pensions rose to 108.8% of the plan's accounting cost in August, a modest increase from July's 108.7%, according to the Mercer US Pension Buyout Index. Keeping the same retirees on the plan's books would cost 108.1% of the accounting liability, Mercer said.

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