One possible solution is to purchase an annuity with a lifetime-withdrawal benefit
guarantee at the time Social Security benefits
Some governments will continue to fund post-employment benefits
out of future operating revenues ("pay-as-you-go"), even though the local government is receiving the economic benefit
associated with these future cash flows.
Examples of benefits
commonly provided as incentives for voluntary terminations include cash payments (one-time or a series), enhancements to defined benefit
pension or other postemployment benefit
(OPEB) formulas, and healthcare coverage when none otherwise would be provided.
A good example of this type of plan is a single-employer welfare benefit
plan (WBP) funded by a trust.
Commissioner (TC Summary Opinion 2005-57), the court considered whether certain workers' compensation benefits
were taxable as if they were Social Security benefits
How well a company communicates the value of its health benefits
can do more to retain top-performing employees than the actual richness of the benefits
themselves, according to a new analysis by Watson Wyatt, the human capital consulting firm.
The ceremony may have been simple, but--like hundreds of stone-sex couples in Massachusetts--Richard is finding out that a legal marriage still doesn't guarantee gay and lesbian couples the same health benefits
as their straight counterparts.
are among several high-profile companies that provide insurance benefits
for gay couples.
Pineault says HR professionals need to keep an eye on benefit
costs to ensure they stay within reasonable amounts.
Scott Voynich, "The launch of the Employee Benefit
Plan Audit Quality Center is intended to provide a forum that spurs CPA firms performing audits to make immediate quality improvements to employee benefit
audits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, including pension, health and welfare, and 401(k) plans.
Both the House and Senate bills create a new benefit
called Medicare Part D on January 1, 2006.
The community as a whole may benefit
from a more informed electorate.