A hybrid retirement plan combines parts of a defined benefit plan with parts of a defined contribution plan. Dan Doonan, the Executive Director of the National Institute on Retirement Security, and Elizabeth Wiley, a consulting actuary at Cheiron, wrote the book on hybrid plans – literally! Dan and Elizabeth penned The Hybrid Handbook, a white paper on hybrid retirement plans in the public sector. Listen as they share their insights on these plans along with some of their favorite case studies.
Some highlights from Not All Hybrid Plans Are Created Equal include:
01:27 – Hybrid Retirement Plans: The Case Studies
06:30 – The Best Time to Plant a Tree…
10:56 – Unfunded Liabilities and a Cause for Concern
14:35 – Risk Sharing vs Risk Shifting
19:03 – The Efficiency of Pensions vs Defined Contribution
24:30 – Thoughts on Pension Reform
Click on The Hybrid Handbook if you'd like to read or download a PDF of Dan and Elizabeth's white paper.