United States
Employer Sponsored
"Defined Benefit Plan"

What is Defined Benefit Plan ?

A defined benefit plan is a type of employer-sponsored retirement plan in which an employee is guaranteed a certain monthly benefit during retirement. 

How the Defined Benefit Plan Works ?

Defined benefit plan is employer-sponsored plan where employee benefits are computed using a formula that considers several factors, such as length of employment and salary history. 

Types of Defined Benefits Plan

There are two main types of defined benefit plans which are cash balance defined benefit plan and traditional defined benefit plan.

Who is Eligible for Defined Benefits Plan ?

Only employees are eligible to participate in Defined Benefit Plan. Independent contractors are not eligible. If you want establish a plan, you must follow certain requirements.


What is the Maximum Defined Benefit ?

Annual benefit cannot exceed the lesser of, 100% of the participant's average compensation for his or her highest 3 consecutive calendar years, or $265,000 for 2023.

Contribution Limit for Defined Benefit Plan

Employer annual contributions is required. Contributions to a defined benefit plan are based on what is needed to provide definitely determinable benefits to plan participants.

Defined Benefit Plan Payment Options

Employees can frequently choose from a variety of payout alternatives. When they retire, they often have the option of receiving a lump sum payment or monthly annuity payments.

Defined Benefit Plan Filing Requirements

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Annual filing of Form 5500 is required.  An enrolled actuary must sign the Schedule B of Form 5500.