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How to Close the Funding Gap in Dutch Pension Plans? Impact on Generations

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  • Eduard Ponds
  • Niels Kortleve

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Pension plan sponsors in the Netherlands are facing their second funding challenge in the past decade, this one more severe than the first. Following the economic crash in 2008 - 2009, the funding levels of most plans fell below the 105 % threshold set by the Dutch supervisor, De Nederlandsche Bank, which requires recovery of the minimum funding ratio within five years. It is not yet clear, however, how plans will make up the deficits - except from profiting from a recovery of financial markets - and how the burden of any necessary adjustments will be spread among workers and retirees. Although earlier in the decade most Dutch pension plans were restructured to include automatic reductions in benefit indexation if funding drops below given thresholds, that mechanism may not be enough to achieve recovery this time around. Policymakers now have to consider more substantial measures, including contribution increases and nominal benefit cuts, actions few anticipated would be ncessary.

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Paper provided by Center for Retirement Research in its series Issues in Brief with number ib2010-7.

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Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2010
Date of revision: Apr 2010
Publication status: published on the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College website
Handle: RePEc:crr:issbrf:ib2010-7

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  1. Niels Kortleve & Eduard Ponds, 2009. "Dutch Pension Funds in Underfunding: Solving Generational Dilemmas," Working Papers, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College wp2009-29, Center for Retirement Research, revised Nov 2009.
  2. Ponds, E.H.M. & Riel, B. van, 2007. "Sharing Risk: The Netherlands' New Approach to Pensions," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-387569, Tilburg University.
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