4-1 Discussion: Postretirement Benefits Employers frequently provide postretirement benefits to employees aside from pensions. Some of these benefits include health insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Choose one (health, life, or disability insurance) and explain the similarities and differences when accounting for this other benefit in addition to a pension. Which one would a company be most likely to select, or which one makes the most sense? Employers often provide other postretirement benefits as well as their pensions. When looking at the three other benefits listed above, life/health/disability, it would make sense for companies to offer all three to an active employee but for a retired employee the choice is not as clear. Life insurance monetarily benefits the beneficiary after the insurer dies. Disability insurance benefits the retiree if they become ill or injured and are no longer able to work, in the case of
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- Fall '15
- postretirement benefits