defined contribution pension plan


defined contribution pension plan
A *pension plan that arranges its payments and benefits to members on the basis of the amounts contributed by active members. Unlike in a *defined benefit pension plan, members are not guaranteed specific levels of payments or other benefits on retirement.

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