Summary Annual Report for the University of Pennsylvania Matching Plan, University of Pennsylvania Basic Plan and the Supplemental Retirement Annuity Plan of the University of Pennsylvania
This is a summary of the annual reports of The University of Pennsylvania Matching Plan (Plan No. 001), The University of Pennsylvania Basic Plan (Plan No. 028) and the Supplemental Retirement Annuity Plan of the University of Pennsylvania (Plan No. 002) sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, EIN: 23-1352685, for the period July 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003. The annual reports have been filed with the Employee Benefits Security Administration, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
To facilitate publication, the summaries for all three plans have been combined within this summary. Consequently, portions of this summary may refer to a plan in which you are not currently participating.
Basic Financial Statement: Matching Plan and Supplemental Retirement Annuity Plan
The plans have contracts with the providers TIAA-CREF and Vanguard which allocate funds toward group deferred annuities and mutual funds. Participants who have accounts with these providers deal directly with them when making transactions in their respective accounts. The providers render financial reports directly to the plan participants.
Basic Financial Statement: Basic Plan
Benefits under the plan are provided through allocated insurance contracts and a trust fund. Plan expenses were $2,514,323. These expenses included $109 in administrative expenses, $381,832 in benefits paid to participants and beneficiaries and $2,132,382 in premiums paid for the provision of benefits under individual policies. A total of 14,875 persons were participants in or beneficiaries of the plan at the end of the plan year.
The value of plan assets, after subtracting liabilities of the plan, was $71,839,677 as of December 31, 2003, compared to $53,947,679 as of July 1, 2003. During the plan year the plan experienced an increase in its net assets of $17,891,998. This increase includes net unrealized appreciation in the value of plan assets; that is, the difference between the value of the plan’s assets at the end of the plan year and the value of assets at the beginning of the plan year or the cost of assets acquired during the plan year. The plan had total income of $20,406,321, including employer contributions of $12,556,940, employee rollover contributions of $5,292, and earnings from investments of $4,010,268.
The Plan has contracts with TIAA-CREF which allocate funds toward individual policies. The total premiums paid for the plan year ending December 31, 2003 were $2,077,608.
Your Rights to Additional Information
Under ERISA, you have the right to receive a copy of the full annual report, or any part thereof, upon request. The items listed below are included in that report for the University’s Basic Plan:
1. Financial information;
2. Assets held for investment;
3. Insurance information; and
4. Information regarding pooled separate accounts in which the plan participates.
To obtain a copy of the full annual report, or any part thereof, write or call the office of the Plan Administrator, c/o Joanne M. Blythe, Retirement Manager, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 527A, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228, (215) 898-9947. The charge to cover copying costs will be $5 for the full annual report or 25 cents per page for any part thereof.
You also have the right to receive from the Plan Administrator, on request and at no charge, a statement of the assets and liabilities of the plan and accompanying notes, or a statement of income and expenses of the plan and accompanying notes, or both for the University of Pennsylvania Basic Plan. If you request a copy of the full annual report from the Plan Administrator, these two statements and accompanying notes will be included as part of that report. The charge to cover copying costs given above does not include a charge for the copying of these portions of the report because these portions are furnished without charge.
You also have the legally protected right under ERISA to examine the annual reports in the offices of the Employer at the address for the Plan Administrator, above, and at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of copying costs. Requests to the Department should be addressed to: Public Disclosure Room, Room N-1513, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.
—Division of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 15, December 14, 2004
December 14, 2004
Volume 51 Number 15