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Employers" accounting for pensions and other post-employment benefits

Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Employers" accounting for pensions and other post-employment benefits

preliminary views

by Financial Accounting Standards Board.

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Published by FASB in Stamford, Conn .
Written in English


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Statementof theFinancial Accounting Standards Board.
SeriesPreliminary views
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Open LibraryOL14376311M

Amendment to Opinion 12 An employer's practice of providing postretirement benefits to selected employees under individual contracts, with specific terms determined on an individual-by-individual basis, does not constitute a postretirement benefit plan under this Statement. This Statement also includes guidance for employers that finance OPEB as insured benefits as defined by this Statement and for special funding situations. The substantive plan is the basis for the accounting. Click here to check it out!

An equal amount of the expected postretirement benefit obligation is attributed to each year of service in the attribution period unless the plan attributes a disproportionate share of the expected benefits to employees' early years of service. Apart from regular pension benefits, there are additional benefits that contribute to the expenses of the organization. DC plans were initially designed to supplement DB plans, although generally this is no longer the case. Profit sharing and bonuses: An entity shall recognize the expected cost of profit-sharing and bonus payments when the entity has a present legal or constructive obligation to make such payments as a result of past events; and a reliable estimate of the obligation can be made. Essentially, Statement no.

How to account for other long-term benefits As other long-term benefits are not subject to so much uncertainty as defined benefit plans, the accounting treatment is a bit easier. In this type of pension plan, the employer pays a fixed amount of money at regular intervals into a pension plan held on behalf of the employee. The plan does not issue a financial report prepared in conformity with the requirements of Statement Basic Tenets This Statement relies on a basic premise of generally accepted accounting principles that accrual accounting provides more relevant and useful information than does cash basis accounting. The scope includes OPEB plans defined benefit and defined contribution administered through trusts that meet the following criteria: Contributions from employers and nonemployer contributing entities to the OPEB plan and earnings on those contributions are irrevocable.


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Employers accounting for pensions and other post-employment benefits book

And Google really does not know when the employees die and thus the liability becomes payable. IAS 19 requires and entity to recognize: a liability when an employee has provided service in exchange for employee benefits to be paid in the future; and an expense when the entity consumes the economic benefit arising from service provided by an employee in exchange for employee benefits.

Other post-retirement benefits may also be referred to as " other post-employment benefits OPEB. To enhance the ability of users of the employer's financial statements to understand the extent and effects of the employer's undertaking to provide postretirement benefits to its employees by disclosing relevant information about the obligation and cost of the postretirement benefit plan and how those amounts are measured d.

Generally the extant written plan provides the best evidence of that exchange transaction. It will significantly change the prevalent current practice of accounting for postretirement benefits on a pay-as-you-go cash basis by requiring accrual, during the years that the employee renders the necessary service, of the expected cost of providing those benefits to an employee and the employee's beneficiaries and covered dependents.

The relative size of DB plan assets and liabilities is typically very large. Appendix B identifies the major similarities and differences between this Statement and employers' accounting for pensions. Recognition and Measurement The Board is sensitive to concerns about the reliability of measurements of the postretirement health care benefit obligation.

Delayed recognition means that certain changes in the obligation for postretirement benefits, including those changes arising as a result of a plan initiation or amendment, and certain changes in the value of plan assets set aside to meet that obligation are not recognized as they occur.

Analyze the quality of currently reported net income. The definitions and cutoff points for that purpose are the same as those in Statement No. Post-retirement benefits may include life insurance and medical plans, or premiums for such benefits, as well as deferred-compensation arrangements.

The complexities associated with investing plan assets require a significant amount of investment knowledge. For an exception for employers with more than one plan, see the following section. To enhance the relevance and representational faithfulness of the employer's statement of financial position by including a measure of the obligation to provide postretirement benefits based on a mutual understanding between the employer and its employees of the terms of the underlying plan c.

Cost-sharing employers will also present required supplementary information RSI schedules with multiple years of information about their proportionate share of the net OPEB liability and their contractually required contributions.

Consulting with external auditors also is important so decisions can be made on how the company will comply with the statement.

Single Method The Board believes that understandability, comparability, and usefulness of financial information are improved by narrowing the use of alternative accounting methods that do not reflect different facts and circumstances.

Although these benefits are mostly employer-paid, retired employees often share in the cost of these benefits through co-payments, payment of deductiblesand making employee contributions to the plan when required. This can be done on the basis of past history and other reliable evidence.

The cost of providing any special or contractual termination benefits, including a description of the nature of the event. The Board believes that failure to recognize an obligation prior to its payment impairs the usefulness and integrity of the employer's financial statements. This requires that corporate executives focus on their retirement plan administration instead of on core business endeavors.

However, be careful here, because the termination benefit sometimes includes the benefit for BOTH the termination of employment AND the service of employee at the same time.

Employers are required to disclose descriptive information about each defined benefit OPEB plan in which they participate, including the funding policy followed. The FASB determined users did not require the same level of precision as with public companies in assessing benefit costs and net income.

An entity may have to restate the disclosures made in prior periods in order to display comparable information. Actuarial techniques are used to measure this obligation with sufficient reliability to justify recognition of a liability.

OPEB includes postemployment healthcare, as well as other forms of postemployment benefits for example, life insurance when provided separately from a pension plan.

An employer can choose to immediately recognize the transition obligation as the effect of an accounting change, subject to certain limitations. Post-retirement benefits are for people who has served or worked to achieve a lifetime benefit for themselves.

The statement fine-tunes requirements in previous FASB statements and brings uniformity to disclosure requirements. The plans' funded status, including the amounts recognized and not recognized, in the statement of financial position.

We can now determine the value of the PBO.the pension costs and obligations of the employer is the topic of this chapter; accounting for the pension fund is not. **4. When the term “fund” is used as a noun, it refers to assets accumulated in the hands of a funding agency for the purpose of meeting pension benefits when they become due.

When the term “fund” is used as a verb, it. Accounting for other benefits. In addition to pension accounting, companies also have to provide other benefits that are treated similarly to pensions from an accounting perspective.

For example, some companies continue to pay for medical services used by former employees who have retired.

This is seen in several companies in the United States. Apr 27,  · US GAAP: FASB statements number Employers accounting for pensions, Employers’ accounting for settlements and curtailments of defined benefit pension plans and for termination benefits, employers’ accounting for post retirement benefits other than pensions, Employers’ Disclosures about Pension and Other Postretirement.

Jun 15,  · XVIM Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Policy References: GASB Statement No. 43 – Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefit Plans Other Than Pension Plans GASB Statement No.

45 – Accounting and Financial Reporting by Employers for Postemployment Benefits Other Than Pensions GASB Statement No. 74 - Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefit Plans Other Than Pension. OPEB are benefits other than pensions that state and local governments provide to their retirees.

of accounting, employers are required to recognize their total OPEB liability, OPEB expense, and of Other Post-Employment Benefits - OPEB from the AUD and ST-3 and, at this time, we are not.

Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefit Plans Other Than Pension Plans: Plan financial reports: Fiscal years beginning after December 15, Implementation Guide Accounting and Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefits Other Than Pensions (and Certain Issues Related to OPEB Plan Reporting) Employer financial reports.

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