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How Does A Cash Balance Plan Work?

A cash balance plan is a hybrid plan in the sense that the plan combines features of both defined contribution and defined benefit plans. Similar to most defined benefit plans, there are no participant contributions. The employer determines benefit levels and bears responsibility for providing…

PENTalk™ – De-Risking Strategies for Frozen Defined Benefit Plans

…Whether this is a temporary measure or a permanent one, plan sponsors must continue to administer and fund these “frozen” plans. We’ll provide steps that plan sponsors can take to mitigate some of the risks associated with the ongoing administration of your defined benefit plan.”…

Why Would I Include Life Insurance In My Qualified Retirement Plan?

…insurance is included in defined benefit plans all participants must be provided with the insurance. The addition of life insurance in a defined benefit plan will increase the plan contribution by an actuarially determined amount. This is good news for some employers who are seeking…

Navigating the New Defined Benefit Pension Plan Landscape

Whether you are looking to restructure benefits, improve investment performance or reduce costs, the landscape for defined benefit pension plans is changing. Banks not only need a pension solution for today, but a roadmap for the next 5 to 10 years and beyond. There are…

DB Plans are Alive and Well

  DB Plans Alive and Well For the most part, the news about Defined Benefit plans lately has not been particularly good. Whether a big company could no longer fund its plan or how it was bankrupting their business, headlines have discouraged many businesses from…

What’s Really New About Investment Outsourcing?

…the two year period ended March 2013. Significant growth is again expected in the next 12 months. OCIO services are offered to all manner of institutional clients: corporate defined benefit and defined contribution plans, public plans, endowments and foundations, banks, thrifts, and insurance companies. The…