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Defined Benefit Pensions: Survey Results of the Nation’s Largest Private Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors

(Government Accountability Office, March 2009)

GAO was asked to examine (1) what changes employers have made to their pension and benefit offerings, including to their defined contribution (DC) plans and health offerings over the last 10 years or so, and (2) what changes employers might make with respect to their pensions in the future, and how these changes might be influenced by changes in pension law and other factors.