Companies have the option of making pension contributions with their own common stock, but there are risks.
U.S. public pension funds are generally sustainable in the long term even without becoming fully funded, a study shows.
U.S. corporations with defined benefit plans have many ways to approach contributions in the wake of new funding relief.
Numerous funding relief measures have taken place since the Pension Protection Act of 2006.
U.S. corporations expect to make a total of $21 billion in 2020 contributions, but the coronavirus crisis may cause a shift in those plans.