Defined Benefit Plans

Defined benefit (DB) plan is an IRS-approved qualified retirement plan that allows independent professionals, consultants, individuals with self-employment income, and small business owners to make large annual tax-deferred contributions and accumulate as much as $2 Million in as little as 10 years. In many cases our customized approach will allow over 96% of the contributions to go to you, the owner.

Advantages of Defined Benefit Plans

  • Highest allowable contributions to a qualified plan — $100,000 – $250,000+ annually.
  • Tax deductible contributions may double with Spouse as an employee to $500,000 Annually.
  • Assets may be creditor protected under ERISA.
  • Huge annual tax savings reduces adjusted gross income making itemized deductions and personal exemptions more valuable.
  • Build Employee loyalty.
  • Investments grow tax-deferred building wealth faster than a taxable investment.
  • Payroll taxes may be reduced with the use of Defined Benefit Plans.

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Retirement Actuarial Defined Benefit plan is an IRS-approved qualified retirement plan that enables independent professionals, consultants, self-employed persons, and small business owners to make significant annual tax-deferred contributions and build up to $2 million in as little as ten years.

We offer Retirement Actuarial services defined benefit plan solutions that assist in balancing risk and return throughout the life of the plan. Whether your plan is an active, open component of your employee benefits program or a frozen plan needing a practical risk management approach, our professional consultants can assist you. Our solutions are driven by standard practices with the purpose of assisting in the improvement of governance, the systematic reduction of risk, and the achievement of investment objectives. Often, our personalized approach will result in over 96 percent of contributions going directly to you, the owner.

Benefits of Defined Benefit Plans

  • Offer highest allowable contributions to a qualified plan: $100,000 – $250,000+ annually.
  • Tax-deductible contributions may double with Spouse as an employee to $500,000 Annually.
  • Assets may be creditor protected under ERISA.
  • Huge annual tax savings reduce adjusted gross income, making itemized deductions and personal exemptions valuable.
  • Build employee loyalty.
  • Investments grow tax-deferred building wealth faster than a taxable investment.
  • Payroll taxes may be reduced with the use of Defined Benefit Plans.

Challenges of Defined Benefit Plans

  • An expensive type of plan
  • An administratively burdensome plan
  • An excise tax is levied if the minimum contribution requirement is not met.
  • Excess contributions to the plan are subject to an excise tax.

But you don’t have to worry, because our professionals are here to minimize the costs and enhance your benefits. If any problem arises, we’ll deal with it even before you know it. That’s how our Retirement Actuarial Services work.

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Our Retirement Actuarial services defined benefit plan is often determined by a formula that considers characteristics such as length of service, pay, and age. For example, a company may provide a plan that pays 1.5 percent of your average salary over the last five years of employment for each year worked. If you worked for that company for twenty years, you might receive 30% of your average salary throughout that time.

It is critical to understand that no single approach is used by defined benefit plans to determine employee benefits. A formula could be based on an employee’s average compensation during the last three or five years in the company. It might also be grounded on the employee’s income throughout their employment with the company—or it could be a flat amount reward, such as $800 for each year of service. If you are qualified for a pension plan, be sure to verify the approach used to calculate your benefits.

Plan Your Retirement: It’s Never Too Late

It is never too early to begin retirement planning. Pension income, when combined with Social Security, personal savings, and investment income, can help you achieve your retirement ideal of living comfortably.

Begin by determining the amount of money you can expect from your defined benefit plan upon retirement. Each year, your employer will send you this information. However, read the fine print. Estimates frequently make the assumption that you will retire at the age of 65 with a single life retirement account. If you retire early or receive a combined and survivor annuity, your monthly payment may be significantly reduced. Finally, keep in mind that the majority of defined benefit plans do not include cost-of-living adjustments, which means that benefits that appear substantial now may be significantly less valuable in the future as inflation takes its toll.

How Can We Help Companies?

At Retirement Actuarial Services, we deal with clients who are serious about developing a sophisticated investment strategy. This requires familiarity with certain extremely complicated alternative investments. Along with understanding how our services function, we design an integrated method for projecting their future performance over a long time.

Quite frequently, there is no ‘right’ answer to the problems we are attempting to address, and our model occasionally generates results that are difficult to explain. We, however, ensure that our clients get the maximum benefits and deal with no complexities of the process.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Retirement Actuarial Defined Benefit Plan or any of the other plans or services we offer, please get in touch with our team, and we will contact you.

FAQs

  1. Does a defined benefit plan require an actuary?

Actuaries are financial experts who measure and manage risk by employing mathematical techniques. The majority of the time, if you have a Defined Benefit Plan or Cash Balance Plan, you will require the services of an actuary. To work as an actuary for a defined benefit plan (also known as a pension), you must have extensive education, skill, and ongoing professional development.

  1. How are retirement payments in a defined benefit plan calculated?

Your retirement benefits are calculated using formula when you enroll in a defined benefit plan. This formula can pay a fixed dollar amount for each year that you work for the employer or provide a specific percentage of your earnings for each year you work for the employer. Numerous pension and profit-sharing plans calculate an employee’s retirement benefit by taking a specified percentage of an employee’s earnings during the last few years of employment (or by taking a specified percentage of an employee’s earnings throughout their entire career), multiplying that percentage by the employee’s total number of years of service.

  1. Which retirement plan is considered a defined benefit plan?

A 401(k) Plan is a type of defined-contribution plan that can be used for either cash or deferred compensation. Employees have the option of accepting a portion of their income, which is instead deposited on their behalf, before taxes, to a 401(k) plan rather than getting the money out of their paycheck. The employer may match these contributions in some cases. Each year, an employee’s ability to postpone a certain amount of money is limited to a specific monetary amount.

  1. What does an actuary do for a pension plan?

Actuaries play an essential role in a pension plan. Pension actuaries are expert individuals who examine a business’s financial position for pension benefits in the future. The governments are informed of their results as a consequence of their work. Some pension actuaries assist individuals in their strategic retirement planning by offering guidance and counseling.