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General Statistics, Surveys, and Reports on Retirement Policy

Employee Benefits Security Administration: Enforcement Improvements Made but Additional Actions Could Further Enhance Pension Plan Oversight

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In March 2002, the GAO identified weaknesses in EBSA’s enforcement program, despite the agency’s actions to strengthen it. Since that time, EBSA has, among other things, promoted coordination among regional investigators and increased participation in its voluntary correction programs, as GAO recommended.

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Private Pension Plan Bulletin: Abstract of 2003 Form 5500 Annual Reports

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This report, published annually, provides basic statistical data on the types of retirement plans offered, how many people participated in each type of plan, and the amount of assets in each type.

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Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Summary of Recent Trends

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An updated analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, looking at the number of workers and percentage of the workforce that have access to and participate in employer-sponsored retirement plans.

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National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in Private Industry in the United States, March 2006

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Includes statistical data on the percentage of workers that are covered by employer-provided retirement plans, health insurance, life insurance, disability, paid vacation, and other benefits.

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Estimating Pension Coverage Using Different Data Sets

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This report assesses the strengths and weaknesses of five major data sets that are commonly used to estimate the level of pension coverage in the U.S.

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Private Pension Plan Bulletin: Abstract of 2002 Form 5500 Annual Reports

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This report, published annually, provides basic statistical data on the types of retirement plans offered, how many people participated in each type of plan, and the amount of assets in each type.

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Private Pension Plan Bulletin: Abstract of 2001 Form 5500 Annual Reports

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This report, published annually, provides basic statistical data on the types of retirement plans offered, how many people participated in each type of plan, and the amount of assets in each type.

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The State of Private Pensions: Current 5500 Data

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Similar to EBSA's 2001 Abstract above but with more recent data (from 2003).

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