DBIllustration o35-35-45

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Owner Age(s): 35
Employee Ages: 35, 45
Year: 2007


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3 Plan Comparison Traditional
Defined Benefit Plan
Cash Balance Plan Cross-Tested
Cash Balance Plan +
Profit Sharing Plan
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Defined Benefit Plan Cost of owner(s) $47,035 $56,995 $56,995
Owners' % of plan cost 67.7% 78.1% see Owners' % of
Grand Total below
401(k) Plan
(includes
Profit Sharing)
optional/required optional optional required
Additional benefit
to owner(s)
(includes owners'
401(k) deferral)
$29,000 $29,000 $15,500
Combined Plans Total for owner(s) $76,035 $85,995 $72,495
Owners' % of Grand Total 73.6% 80.5% 86.6%
Administrative expense: high twice as high three times as high
Overall Grade*: D- D+ B
Comments: Employee cost prohibitive.


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*Note that even poorly graded plans may be appropriate in certain situations, such as for lower benefit levels, or if the employee total compensation package is negotiable.