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How does accounting for other postretirement benefits differ from accounting for defined benefit pension plans?

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Describe the manner in which the accounting for other post-retirement benefits differs from the accounting for defined benefit pension plan.

Explanation

Pension plan: Pension plan is the plan devised by corporations to pay the employees an income after their retirement, in the form of pension.

Other postemployment benefits: The benefits that are provided to employees after employment but before retirement are referred as other postemployment benefits. The other postemployment benefits include benefits such as job training and counseling, termination benefit and supplemental unemployment benefits.

Other postretirement benefit: Other postretirement benefits are the benefit which includes all forms of benefits (other than pensions) provided to former employees after their retirement. The postemployment benefit includes medical insurance, life insurance, and legal services, and healthcare benefits, are referred to as other postemployment benefits.

Accounting for postretirement benefits differs from accounting for defined benefit plans in three main ways, they are:

    1. Attribution period: Even though the attribution period for both pension expenses and (OPRBs) are defined in the same way, the effect is different...

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