pension plan

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pen·sion plan

An arrangement for paying a pension to an employee, especially one funded fully or in large part by an employer.

pen′sion plan`

a plan maintained by a company or organization, either with or without contributions by employees, for making regular payments of benefits to retired or disabled employees.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pension plan - a plan for setting aside money to be spent after retirement
plan, program, programme - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
401-k, 401-k plan - a retirement savings plan that is funded by employee contributions and (often) matching contributions from the employer; contributions are made from your salary before taxes and the funds grow tax-free until they are withdrawn, at which point they can be converted into an IRA; funds can be transferred if you change employers and you can (to some extent) manage the investments yourself
individual retirement account, IRA - a retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement; taxes on the interest earned in the account are deferred
Keogh plan - a tax-deferred pension plan for employees of unincorporated businesses or for self-employed persons
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