TITLE

Mercer: New changes, challenges ahead for DB plan sponsors

AUTHOR(S)
Todisco, Frank; Armant, Kevin
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Sep2006, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the results of an annual review of retirement programs at Standard & Poor's 500 companies conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting regarding changes and challenges on defined benefit (DB) pension plan in the U.S. Benefit formulas, extent of coverage and options regarding freezing plans are being looked for by DB sponsors. Expectations in 2005 were met by DB asset returns.
ACCESSION #
22352297

 

Related Articles

  • THE BIG CHILL. Esola, Louise // Business Insurance;11/27/2006, Vol. 40 Issue 48, p11 

    The article reveals that many companies in the U.S. are freezing their defined benefit pension plans and opting to sweeten 401(k) plans for employees. Financial and benefit experts warn the trend paints a gloomy picture for many future retirees. Employees young and old who are not financially...

  • Cash balance rules could outlaw hybrids. Gunsauley, Craig // Employee Benefit News;Apr2003, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p1 

    Reports on the request of benefit providers for the U.S. Treasury Department regulators in connection with a proposed cash balance regulations as of April 2003. Scope of the regulations; Intent of the proposed rules; Objections to particular aspects of the proposal; Effect of the proposal on...

  • Investment manager and client service needs of middle market defined benefit plans. Schreiber, Jeanette // Employee Benefits Journal;Jun97, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p24 

    Reports on a survey of investment needs of defined benefit plan sponsors. Results of the survey; Investment management; Asset allocation advice.

  • To transfer or not to transfer? Ritchie, Stewart // Money Marketing;4/17/2003, p51 

    Discusses the cash equivalent transfer value basis in the transfer of preserved benefits from a defined benefit scheme. Regarding the preserved entitlement as the safe option and a transfer as the risky option.

  • International benefits roundup.  // Employee Benefit News;Dec2011, Vol. 25 Issue 15, p10 

    The article offers news briefs related to employee benefits, a tax-deductible basis will be permitted for employee contributions to employers-sponsored defined contribution plan in Japan and the plan to enact a new amendment to Korea's Employee Retirement Benefits Security Act on July 1, 20121.

  • Workers polled on pensions. Geisel, Jerry // Business Insurance;11/08/99, Vol. 33 Issue 45, p2 

    Features the findings of a survey conducted for the Third Millennium, showing that employees in the United States, value pension plan designs that make it easy for them to understand the value of their benefits and that allow them to take the benefits with them when they change jobs. ...

  • Impact of cash balance plans.  // Practical Accountant;Dec99, Vol. 32 Issue 12, p20 

    Reports on the invitation of the United States Internal Revenue Service to employees, employers and their representatives to comment on issues relating to cash balance plans. Conversions from traditional defined benefit plans; Prohibition of amendments that reduce the benefits earned by employees.

  • DROP plans help keep veterans in the trenches. Lee, Karen // Employee Benefit News;Jan2001, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p37 

    Discusses defined retirement option plans (DROP). Information on DROP; Reason for requiring employers to study the feasibility of offering DROP; Concept of DROP.

  • A balance of evidence.  // Business Insurance;02/21/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p8 

    Comments on Watson Wyatt Worldwide's analysis of employers' conversion of their defined benefit pension plans to cash balance plans in the United States. Cost savings achieved by employers who converted their pension plans.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics