A “Carve Out” Strategy
to Help Employers Reduce DB Plan Liability

 
 
Many employers continue to have concerns about their defined benefit plan liabilities and how to fully fund their plan by the 2012 deadline enacted by the 2006 Pension Protection Act. As that deadline creeps ever closer, a practical strategy plan sponsors may want to consider a transfer — or carve out — of certain liabilities and costs associated with their plans.

That strategy is discussed in a recent Employee Benefit News article. Key highlights include:

  • A plan sponsor can transfer the liabilities and costs of a particular subset of participants – retirees, for example – to an insurance company by purchasing an annuity.
  • The insurance company, whose core business is managing risk and benefit administration, assumes responsibility for future benefit payments
  • The carve out removes unwanted pension liabilities from the plan sponsor’s balance sheet, reduces the volatility of plan earnings and funding levels, and minimizes the impact of future regulatory changes

An Ideal Solution
United of Omaha’s Pension Guard offers an excellent solution for clients who want to:

  • Terminate an existing defined benefit plan; or
  • Transfer all or a portion of their benefit payment obligations for certain subsets of participants

For more information, contact me directly:

Kerry Roach, Regional Sales Director
Cell: (970) 331-1079
Office: (888) 543-6998
Fax: (402) 351-2176
E-mail: Kerry.Roach@mutualofomaha.com

Jared Baker, Internal Wholesaler
Office: (402) 351-2792
Fax: (402) 351-2176
E-mail: Jared.Baker@mutualofomaha.com

 
 
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