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The Valuation of PBGC Insurance Premiums Using an Option Pricing Model

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  • Hsieh, Su-Jane
  • Chen, Andrew H.
  • Ferris, Kenneth R.

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This study applies an option pricing model to empirically derive pension put values for a sample of 176 individual pension plan sponsors insured by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). This study finds that the pension put values for a group of 22 underfunded sponsors were significantly greater than the insurance premiums paid to the PBGC. On the other hand, for a group of 154 overfunded sponsors, the put values were also greater than the pension premiums paid to the PBGC, although the difference was not statistically significant. These findings suggest that underfunded plan sponsors are significantly undercharged by the PBGC, while overfunded plan sponsors are approximately fairly charged.

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  • Hsieh, Su-Jane & Chen, Andrew H. & Ferris, Kenneth R., 1994. "The Valuation of PBGC Insurance Premiums Using an Option Pricing Model," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 29(01), pages 89-99, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jfinqa:v:29:y:1994:i:01:p:89-99_00
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    1. John Cotter & David Blake & Kevin Dowd, 2012. "What Should Be Done About The Underfunding of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes?," Working Papers 201202, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
    2. Wolfgang Gerke & Ferdinand Mager & Timo Reinschmidt & Christian Schmieder, 2008. "Empirical Risk Analysis of Pension Insurance: The Case of Germany," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 75(3), pages 763-784.
    3. Dirk Broeders & An Chen, 2013. "Pension Benefit Security: A Comparison of Solvency Requirements, a Pension Guarantee Fund, and Sponsor Support," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 80(2), pages 239-272, June.
    4. Joshua Rauh, 2007. "Risk Shifting versus Risk Management: Investment Policy in Corporate Pension Plans," NBER Working Papers 13240, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    5. Lim, Terence & Lo, Andrew W. & Merton, Robert C. & Scholes, Myron S., 2006. "The Derivatives Sourcebook," Foundations and Trends(R) in Finance, now publishers, vol. 1(5–6), pages 365-572, April.
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    7. Chao-Liang Chen, 2005. "The funding for a Defined Benefit (DB) pension plan based on the fair valuation of the plan's insolvency risk," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(14), pages 1623-1633.

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