Defined-contribution pension plans
In a defined contribution pension plan, the amount of the contributions is set in advance. The amount of the eventual retirement income is not set in advance.
A member's retirement income will depend on several factors, including the total amount accumulated in his or her account:
- the member's contributions, if any
- the employer's contributions
- sums transferred to the member's account, if any
- interest earned
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