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TABLE E3

Percent Distribution of Defined Benefit Plans
by interest rate assumption, 1993
Interest Rate Assumption Total Plans Single Employer Plans Multiemployer Plans
Total Not Collectively Bargained Collectively Bargained
Number of plans1/      61,175        59,372 52,285 7,086 1,803
PERCENT
TOTAL 100 100 100 100 100
6.5-6.9 5 5 5 0 1
7.0-7.4 21 21 23 9 24
7.5-7.9 15 14 15 9 31
8.0-8.4 41 41 41 42 40
8.5-8.9 18 18 15 40 3
Median interest rate assumption 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.5


1/This is the number of defined benefit plans reporting complete actuarial data on Form 5500 series reports for 1993. As indicated in Table A1 the actual number of defined benefit plans filing 1993 reports was 83,596.

SOURCE: Form 5500 series reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service for 1993 plan years.

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