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Higher Discount Rates Will Help 2013 Pension Disclosures and 2014 Expense
Van Iwaarden Associates Link to more items from this source
Jan. 15, 2014
"Now may be a good time to consider strategies that lock-in some of this year's investment gains.... Additional plan funding (above the IRS minimum requirements) may be appealing in 2014.... Your plan's specific cash flows could have an enormous impact on how much the drop in discount rates affects your pension liability.... Even though increased discount rates tend to lower the present value of pension liabilities, your plan may still have an overall liability increase."

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