DBIllustration o65-30-35-50-60-65


Owner Age(s): 65
Employee Ages: 30, 35, 50, 60, 65
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) $280,603 $203,639 $203,639
Owners' % of plan cost 65.2% 73.9% 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 $25,600
Combined Plans Total for owner(s) $314,603 $237,639 $229,239
Owners' % of Grand Total 65.7% 73.3% 90.5%
Administrative expense: high twice as high three times as high
Overall Grade*: D- D+ 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.