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Can stabilized variable annuity pensions deliver a better way to save for retirement?15 June 2015 - By Grant Camp and Kelly S. Coffing - Article

The stabilized variable annuity pension plan is a retirement plan design that solves both the human resource and finance needs of plan sponsors while providing retirement security for plan participants.

Making the case for variable annuity pension plans (VAPPs): The series16 October 2014 - By Grant Camp and Kelly S. Coffing and Ladd E. Preppernau - Article

This series discusses how variable annuity pension plans provide an attractive alternative to traditional retirement plan designs.

Making the case for variable annuity pension plans (VAPPs): Stabilized VAPP benefits07 October 2014 - By Grant Camp and Kelly S. Coffing and Ladd E. Preppernau - Article

A stabilized VAPP offers the additional benefit of virtually eliminating the chances that retirees will ever have their benefits decrease.

Making the case for variable annuity pension plans (VAPPs): Predictable contributions and accounting07 October 2014 - By Grant Camp and Kelly S. Coffing and Ladd E. Preppernau - Article

VAPPs offer an advantage over DB plans by eliminating interest rate and investment risk.

Making the case for variable annuity pension plans (VAPPs): Transition to VAPP design07 October 2014 - By Grant Camp and Kelly S. Coffing and Ladd E. Preppernau - Article

VAPPs offer significant benefits, whether you move from a DB plan, a DC plan, or no plan at all.

Making the case for variable annuity pension plans (VAPPs): Balanced retirement plan design needed07 October 2014 - By Grant Camp and Kelly S. Coffing and Ladd E. Preppernau - Article

VAPPs provide participants with greater retirement security than DC plans, while also meeting the business objectives of employers.

Making the case for variable annuity pension plans (VAPPs): Shared retirement risks: How VAPPs stack up07 October 2014 - By Grant Camp and Kelly S. Coffing and Ladd E. Preppernau - Article

VAPPs address both participants’ and employers’ concerns by sharing risks among all parties, creating a more stable and secure retirement plan alternative.

Making the case for variable annuity pension plans (VAPPs): Basic VAPP benefits and design strengths07 October 2014 - By Grant Camp and Kelly S. Coffing and Ladd E. Preppernau - Article

VAPPs provide benefits for both participants and sponsors, and maximize the value of contributions by providing professional asset management and longevity pooling.

Making the case for variable annuity pension plans (VAPPs)23 April 2014 - By Grant Camp and Kelly S. Coffing - Article

Variable annuity pension plans have controllable employer costs, like DC plans, and provide participants with lifelong income, like DB plans, while providing inflation protection over time.

Benefits Perspectives: December 201211 December 2012 - By Dominick Pizzano and Grant Camp and Steven Hastings - Article

This issue features: "Fathoming FICA: A lifeline for NDCP sponsors and participants" and "Alternatives in setting discount rates for defined benefit plans."


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