Reassess retirement plans--before it's too late
- Retirement plans a smart recruiting tool. Dube, John A. // Las Vegas Business Press;05/14/2001, Vol. 18 Issue 20, p5
Comments on the importance of retirement plan benefits in the recruitment of employees in the United States. Advantage of making tax-deductible contributions for the employees; Importance of plans for small companies; List several option in choosing plans.
- Designing qualified retirement plans to maximize wealth accumulation. Wasserstrum, David // CPA Journal;Aug98, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p61
Describes retirement plans designed to maximize tax shelter and wealth accumulation for business owners and executives. Defined benefit pension plans; Description of the cash balance plan as another type of defined benefit plan; Age-sensitive contribution allocation techniques in a...
- A new era for executive retirement benefits. MacDonald, William // Corporate Board;Nov/Dec90, Vol. 11 Issue 65, p22
Discusses various aspects of the Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP) in the United States. Taxation issues; Benefits of self-funding; Funding problems encountered by some corporations.
- Postretirement healthcare benefit rules require careful study. Brotman, Billie Ann // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Mar94, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p66
Discusses the importance of a careful study of the liability potential of employer-promised postretirement healthcare benefits. Coverage of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); Required standards; Approaches for funding employee benefit plans; ERISA regulations; AIDS coverage.
- Nonqualified benefit programs help recruit and retain physicians. Nolan, Michael E. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Dec94, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p30
Examines nonqualified retirement plans and how they can be used by healthcare organizations to supplement qualified plans benefits. Deferred compensation; Variable life plan; Bonus plan; Charitable remainder unitrust with partial gross-up; Welfare benefit plans; Severance pay plan.
- Retirement homes offer programs to fund long-term care. Shankle, Greta // Indianapolis Business Journal;2/21/94, Vol. 14 Issue 48, Focus p4B
Discusses programs offered by retirement communities to help provide continuing care. Types and prices of program; Scheme; Eligibility.
- The public interest and the switch to DC plans. McEntee, Gerald W. // Pensions & Investments;06/23/97, Vol. 25 Issue 13, p12
Opinion. Comments on the March 31 1997 commentary in the `Pensions and Investments' magazine, relating to Michigan's landmark legislation that would likely lower the retirement benefits for many of the states' future retirees. Reasons the author believes this legislation is bad for state...
- Defined contribution plans can be win-win solutions for the public sector. Jankowski Jr., Joseph J. // Public Management (00333611);Feb97, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p14
Focuses on the defined contribution retirement plan, an alternative plan to the traditional defined contribution plan, in the United States. Interest of local government executives on the plan; Advantages of the plan to employers and employees; Difference between defined benefit and defined...
- Managing care for retirees. Case, Mary S. // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition;Nov93, Vol. 94 Issue 7, p74
Discusses employers' decision to discontinue providing post-retirement benefits. Implementation of changes to retirement plans; Categories of changes; Employee coverage of managed-care techniques; Medicare for the elderly; Use of prescription drugs; Benefits of managed care.