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In a new analysis of cash balance plans, October Three, a Chicago-based actuary firm, identified more than 50 ways sponsors apply the interest credit rates, or ICRs, to participants’ accounts. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Cash balance plans, a form of defined benefit pension that emerged in the 1990s, have been used in combination with — and in lieu of — traditional pension plans to keep guaranteed income promises flowing to workers.

Nick Thornton


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