MassMutual to Sponsor October 30 Webcast "The DB Dilemma: Sustain, Freeze or Terminate?"

Deloitte Consulting To Cover Legislative and Market Trends

Oct 23, 2012, 15:20 ET from MassMutual Retirement Services

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual Retirement Services is sponsoring a compelling webcast on trends and best practices surrounding defined benefit (DB) plans. Hosted by Asset International and moderated by Charlie Ruffel, founder and director of PLANSPONSOR magazine, the one-hour webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 from noon to 1 p.m. ET.

A panel of industry experts will share their perspective on current considerations with regard to defined benefit plans. Panelists include David Pitts, manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP., Suzanne Amari, FSA, MAAA, director and actuary, and Kevin Osinski, ASA, E.A., consulting actuary, both of MassMutual's Retirement Services Division. Topics to be covered in the webcast will include:

  • Current legislative and market trends and available solutions in meeting your DB plan challenges, including DB plan de-risking strategies
  • Critical considerations in determining whether to sustain, freeze or terminate your defined benefit plan
  • Steps you need to take to make decisions for your plan

The webcast is open to retirement plan advisors and plan sponsors and pre-registration is recommended. There will be time for Q&A at the conclusion of the event.

MassMutual also recently published its Q3 2012 Pension Funding Scorecard which is posted on the company's website at

For more information about MassMutual Retirement Services, please contact your retirement plan advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.

About MassMutual

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for more than 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 1.6 million participants.

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