Age-Weighted Profit-Sharing Plan(redirected from Age-Weighted Profit-Sharing Plans)
Age-Weighted Profit-Sharing Plan
A plan by which an employer distributes a set percentage of the company's profits to its employees' retirement accounts, with older employees receiving more. That is, a company sets up a series of accounts for employees and places a portion of its profits in them until employees retire. Under an age-weighted profit-sharing plan, accounts for older employees receive a larger amount each time the company makes a distribution. The company divides up the distributions in such a way that the older employees (who are closer to retirement) and the younger employees (whose account will benefit more from compound interest) will receive the same amount from the profit-sharing following retirement. The idea behind any profit-sharing plan is to give employees an incentive to work for the company's profitability.