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James M. Wahlen + 2 others
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Distinguish between a defined benefit pension plan and a defined contribution pension plan.

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Differentiate between a defined contribution pension plan and a 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.

Differentiate between a defined contribution pension plan and a defined benefit pension plan:

Under a defined benefit pension plan:

A pension plan is an agreement between the company and its employees in which the company decides to pay the employees a certain benefits in the form of fund, after the retirement. The employee’s future benefit can be usually calculated by a formula on the basis of a combination of the number of years of employee service and employee income. These benefits are paid usually on the monthly basis and the amount that the company contributes into the plan depends on the future needs of the plan...

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