Question of the Week

Jason Sanborn is a senior-level executive with Beanster Brew, one of the world's largest coffee bean importers. To sweeten his contract, Beanster offered Mr. Sanborn a retirement plan that pays 57% of his salary per year for the rest of his life, beginning at age 65. Which of the following situation does this arrangement describe:

a) a profit sharing plan
b) An ERISA infraction
c) A qualified retirement plan
d) A contribution limit
e) A non-qualified plan


The correct answer is e)

This is an example of a non-qualified retirement plan; it is also evidence of a defined benefit plan.