The average corporate pension funded status dipped to 104% in September from 104.4% the previous month, based on data tracked by NISA Investment Advisors for its Pension Surplus Risk index. In July, the funded status was 105.4%.
Corporate pension funded status drops
NISA's PSRX, which measures the funded status volatility of U.S. corporate pension plans, rose to 6.9% in September. It was the third consecutive monthly increase. The PSRX measures a one standard deviation change in the funded status over a year. Hence, there is about a two-thirds chance the funded status will increase or decrease by 6.9% or less during that time.