The IRS has posted final regulations requiring new mortality rates for single-employer defined benefit plans to apply in 2018.
Old Mortality Rates Survive Another Year
The IRS published the 2016 required mortality rates for purposes of minimum funding in defined benefit plans via Notice 2015-53. The 2016 rates will NOT be based on the newly published Society of Actuaries (SOA) RP2014 rates along with the improvement scale...
Defined Benefit plan actuaries use various assumptions to calculate a plan’s benefit liabilities for various purposes. One of the main assumptions employed is the rate of mortality for the plan’s population. The IRS requires specific mortality tables for some...