Insurance policy under which the value equals the benefits to be paid to the plan participants (employees) at normal retirement age, assuming that (1) their rate of earnings remains the same until normal retirement age, and (2) the contributions to the plan are sufficient to meet funding requirements for benefits under the plan. Adjustments to contributions are made as employee earnings increase. Retirement benefits depend on the benefit formula used, and the investment, mortality, and expense experience of the plan.
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