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Valuation of risk-based premium of DB pension plan with terminations. (English) Zbl 1411.91310
Summary: This paper concentrates on the premium valuation of pension insurance provided by the pension benefit guaranty corporation (PBGC). The PBGC provides a defined benefit pension sponsor with coverage in case that the pension fund fails to make pension payments as promised or that the plan sponsor does not stay in business any more. In practice, both the pension fund and the sponsor assets play a critical role in fulfilling the commitment of pension payments, and thereby it is not reasonable to isolate the risk of distress termination of the sponsor assets from that of the premature termination of the pension fund. Different from previous works in which the premature termination of the pension fund and the distress termination of the sponsor assets are analyzed separately, our model examines the situation in which retirees suffer the risk of two types of terminations at the same time. We evaluate the risk-based fair premium under the framework that the pension fund and the sponsor assets are correlated and subject to the risk of the involuntary termination (i.e., premature termination) and the distress termination, respectively. In this framework, we manage to obtain closed-form pricing formulas. Our model is more practical because of the realistic design of termination schemes. Numerical simulations are also carried out to demonstrate our findings. Our numerical experiments validate that a variable rate premium is more appropriate for the PBGC to implement.
91B30 Risk theory, insurance (MSC2010)
91G60 Numerical methods (including Monte Carlo methods)
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