BNA’s Tax Management Advisory Board published a Memorandum as an "Advisory Board Analysis" last week, "Income Guarantees in Defined Contribution Plans." Click on the title to download a copy. It speaks in some detail of the technical issues confronting the provisions of annuities through a defined contribution plan.
I authored this paper, and have also committed to Al Lurie and NYU to do an even more detailed paper in the NYU "Review of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: 2010" to be published this summer. This paper will be a bit more extensive, further detailing the ERISA Title 1 issues related to these contracts, as well as a number of other points made in the BNA paper.
I look forward to your comments.
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