In general, Social Security benefits and employee pension plan benefits do not cover enough of a typical retiree’s expenses, and many firms are discontinuing generous employee pension plans. 2 major types of employee retirement plans are defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- What are the advantages of a defined benefit plan and defined contribution plan?
- What are the disadvantages of a defined benefit plan and defined contribution plan?
- If you could only select either a defined benefit plan or a defined contribution plan, which would you choose? Why?