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The 'Big Three' VEBAs and Other Stand-Alone Welfare Benefit Trusts: What Is and Is Not Novel about Them
Social Science Research NetworkLink to more items from this source
Nov. 17, 2010
Excerpt: The article emphasizes that what is innovative about the Big Three retiree benefit trusts is not the fact that they are VEBAs ? a form of tax-exempt trust that has been routinely used to pre-fund benefit obligations for many decades ? but rather that in these cases the trusts have assumed, from the employer, the legal liability for benefit obligations to plan participants.

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