Target-Benefit Plan

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Target-Benefit Plan

A pension plan with a defined contribution but no guaranteed payout. That is, when the annuitant purchases the plan, he/she makes a contribution each month according to a formula that is most likely to result in a certain payout when he/she begins receiving payments. The formula assumes a certain interest rate and/or market movements will take place. If these do not occur according to the formula's projections, the plan's operators are under no obligation to provide the projected payout. Instead, they provide what the contributions have actually earned over the life of the pension.
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If a target benefit plan contains a target formula, such as 30 percent of compensation, that is identical to the benefit formula in a defined benefit plan,
A target benefit plan is a type of money purchase plan (see above).
Pension Innovation for Canadians: The Target Benefit Plan," (the Federal Consultation Paper.
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This enables them to target benefit plan dollars to achieve the greatest return on investment.
With a target benefit plan there is no pension guarantee - the pension is whatever the contribution can support and the fair value of the pension is the amount contributed to the pension plan.
The target benefit plan is essentially a hybrid plan.
The target benefit plan is a money purchase plan where the contributions are age-weighted.