DBIllustration o55-25-45


Owner Age(s): 55
Employee Ages: 25, 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) $252,658 $153,926 $153,926
Owners' % of plan cost 90.4% 93.6% see Owners' % of
Grand Total below
401(k) Plan
Profit Sharing)
optional/required optional optional required
Additional benefit
to owner(s)
(includes owners'
401(k) deferral)
$34,000 $34,000 $32,950
Combined Plans Total for owner(s) $286,658 $187,926 $186,876
Owners' % of Grand Total 90.2% 92.7% 97.1%
Administrative expense: high twice as high three times as high
Overall Grade*: C+ B A

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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.