U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Nov 30, 2022

§ 4281.13 - Benefit valuation methods - in general.

Except as otherwise provided in § 4281.16 (regarding plans that are closing out), the plan sponsor must value benefits as of the valuation date by -

(a) Using the interest assumptions described in Table I of appendix B to part 4044 of this chapter;

(b) Using the mortality assumptions under § 4044.53 of this chapter;

(c) Using interpolation methods, where necessary, at least as accurate as linear interpolation;

(d) Applying valuation formulas that accord with generally accepted actuarial principles and practices; and

(e) Adjusting the values to reflect the loading for expenses in accordance with appendix C to part 4044 of this chapter (substituting the term “benefits” for the term “benefit liabilities (as defined in 29 U.S.C. § 1301(a)(16))”).

[61 FR 34118, July 1, 1996, as amended at 63 FR 38307, July 16, 1998; 84 FR 18726, May 2, 2019]