Small Business: Utilizing SERPs to Compete with Corporations

As mentioned in the previous article, two problems that smaller corporations face when competing with larger companies are hiring and retaining key employees, and inadequate retirement benefits offered to key employees and owners.  There is a common solution to this problem: A Selective Executive Retirement Plan (SERP). SERP Benefits and Funding A SERP is tailor-made … Continue reading Small Business: Utilizing SERPs to Compete with Corporations

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A Small Business’ Solution to Long-Term Success

Smaller corporations often face two problems:  the hiring and retention of key employees, and an inadequate retirement benefits payable to owners and key employees.  The solution to this problem can be a selective executive retirement plan. Most prosperous businesses have one or more crucial employees who are largely responsible for the success of the corporation. … Continue reading A Small Business’ Solution to Long-Term Success

What is a Selective Executive Retirement Plan?

Successful businesses and key employees go hand in hand. Often, a successful business has at least one key employee who is responsible for the success or failure of the business. If a business loses one of these key employees, a business can experience several problems. Reduction in Earnings – If a few key employees are … Continue reading What is a Selective Executive Retirement Plan?

A Deeper Look at Executive Group Carve-Out Plans

In our last article, we introduced group term life insurance plans and how any employer, large or small, could implement this as a means of providing benefits to employees. We discussed advantages and disadvantages under these group term plans, particularly how such plans do not offer much flexibility in providing additional benefits for key employees. … Continue reading A Deeper Look at Executive Group Carve-Out Plans

How to Solve Executive Benefit Planning Issues

The successful businessman, Andrew Carnegie, stated, “Take away my factories, my plants; take away my railroads, my ships, my transportation; take away my money; strip me of all of these, but leave me my men and in two or three years, I will have them all again.” Carnegie understood that in order to be successful, … Continue reading How to Solve Executive Benefit Planning Issues