The majority of trends we see in the pension industry can be found in these 20 companies. While many industry reports post estimates of what funded status changes could have looked like in the year, this is the first one published each year (since 2011) that shares actual disclosed data from 10-k report filings. We sometimes find industry estimates to be far from reality, and a fact check can be helpful in resetting reality.

Understanding trends among this group will help all DB sponsors in their fiduciary duties. Looking at the latest corporate disclosures provides sponsors with the perspective and broad-stroke trends in the corporate pension industry.

This paper reports the findings from the following companies’ DB plan contributions:

  1. 3M
  2. AT&T
  3. Boeing
  4. Caterpillar
  5. Dow Chemical
  6. Exxon Mobil
  7. FedEx
  8. Ford Motor
  9. General Electric
  10. General Motors
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  1. Honeywell International
  2. IBM
  3. Johnson & Johnson
  4. Lockheed Martin
  5. Merck
  6. Northrop Grumman
  7. Pacific Gas & Electric
  8. Pfizer
  9. Raytheon Technologies
  10. United Parcel Service