Are most corporate pension plans still on a pathway to achieving full funding despite the challenging economic environment? Yes, according to the data. We studied pension plans of the companies in the Russell 1000® Index—approximately 500 plans from large-cap publicly traded companies—and determined that full funding is achievable for most plans in just a few years.

Specifically, we looked at what percentage of cash flow from operations it would take for these companies' pensions to become fully funded within ten years. Read this report to learn more about the results of our study and how a prudent contribution rate and a prudent investment policy might improve the funded status of your company's plan.