This article has been updated for 2022. Defined Benefit Plan Target Return Rate What investment return should I target in a Defined Benefit Plan? Financial advisors ask us this question quite a bit. While we cannot give investment advice, we will provide you with the information needed to arrive at your own conclusion. Specifically, we […]

Defined Benefit Plan Investment Return Target

April 16, 2020

Investment Return Target for a Defined Benefit Plan. What’s the Right Answer?

This article has been updated for 2022. The Impact of Investment Returns How do investment returns impact Defined Benefit Plan contributions? In this article, we will explore that question in depth. At a high level, the impact of investment returns depends on several factors, including the Defined Benefit Plan’s funded status, the size of the […]

Investment Returns Impact Defined Benefit Contributions

March 5, 2020

How Investment Returns Impact Defined Benefit Plan Contributions

This article has been updated for 2022. What Is the Schedule SB? The Schedule SB is an attachment to the Form 5500 series. The schedule reports the funding adequacy of the Defined Benefit Plan. An Enrolled Actuary must certify the figures on the form. Importantly, the Schedule SB does not show the maximum deductible contribution. […]

Schedule SB

August 15, 2019

Schedule SB – Defined Benefit Plan Actuarial Information

This article has been updated for 2022. Defined Benefit Plan Quarterly Contributions Defined Benefit Plans generally require contributions each year. In some instances, required contributions can be paid all at once. Other times, deposits must be made quarterly. In this article, we will answer common questions regarding quarterly contributions. For example, in what situations are […]

Quarterly Contributions

March 6, 2019

Quarterly Contributions in Defined Benefit Plans. Practical Implications.