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Library » Cash Balance Plans for Owner-Only Businesses

March 03, 2021 | Financial Planning

There are over 26 million owner-only businesses in the nation today. Many of these businesses can benefit from substantially increased retirement savings through the use of cash balance or traditional defined benefit plans. In general, an owner-only business consists exclusively of owners, …

Library » Investing Cash Balance Plan Assets

September 13, 2020 | Retirement Plans

Cash Balance plans are the fastest growing segment of the qualified retirement plan marketplace. At the end of 2001, there were 1,477 Cash Balance plans in the United States, representing 3% of all Defined Benefit plans, while at the end of 2017 there were 18,698 (excluding single-participant …

James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Library » What is a Cash Balance Plan?

April 03, 2020 | Retirement Plans

Cash Balance Plans have been around for many years, but were fraught with controversy stemming from age-discrimination lawsuits brought against plan sponsors who converted their traditional Defined Benefit (DB) Plans to Cash Balance Plans. It was not until the passage of the Pension Protection …

James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Financial Planning » 2020 Qualified Plan Limits

November 20, 2019 | Financial Planning

Well… it’s that time of year again. Red and gold leaves drift by the window. The pitter-patter of little goblin feet trails off into the chilling night. The gales of November seem too early. And, the IRS announces the qualified plan limits for the next year. The full text of IRS Notice 2019-59 …

James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Library » Regulatory FAQs: Cash Balance Plans

October 27, 2018 | Retirement Plans

Cash balance pension plans are growing in popularity, but I don’t know much about them. How is a cash balance plan different from a traditional defined benefit pension plan? It’s best to start this discussion with an illustration. If you were given a choice between the following two pension …

Library » Types of Qualified Plans

May 20, 2014 | Retirement Plans

Before adopting a qualified plan, an employer should first understand the various types of plans available, so that a plan that best meets the employer’s goals and objectives can be chosen. Qualified plans come in two basic flavors: Defined Contribution (DC) Plans and Defined Benefit (DB) Plans. …


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