pension plan

An arrangement to fund regular payments and other benefits to individuals who no longer work. Pensions can be paid by a government on the basis of age, or by employers on the basis of a period of employment. Most pension schemes require contributions from members during their active or working lives, through the form of *taxation (for government pension plans) or *payroll deductions (for occupational pension plans), but some pension plans are non-contributory. Pensions are often classified into *defined benefit and *defined contribution plans, and their complex funding requirements are determined by *actuaries. In the early twenty-first century many pension plans were under severe funding pressure as a result of (i) demographic changes and (ii) poorly performing *equity investments. Pension funds are among the largest institutional investors.

Auditor's dictionary. 2014.

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