Defined Benefit plans provide a fixed, pre-established benefit for employees at retirement. Substantial benefits can be provided and accrued within a short period of time. Employers can generally contribute (and therefore deduct) more each year than in defined contribution plans.
Defined Benefit Plans
A company retirement plan in which a retired employee receives a specific amount based on salary history and years of service and in which the employer bears the investment risk.
A retired employee receives a specific amount based on salary history and years of service.
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