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BBE: Bloomberg News (on American Death Rates)
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:39:33 PM »
Humor me, if you would, and just take a moment to digest the article's headline before reading.

Tweet: https://twitter.com/business/status/894922691098148865
Article: Americans are Dying Younger, Saving Corporations Billions

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Just... Just wow.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2017, 05:33:15 AM by Altimadark, Reason: The spoiler tags bothered me. »
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Re: BBE: Bloomberg News (on American Death Rates)
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 08:19:26 AM »
Does this actually save corporations any money?  I know here in Ontario it wouldn't, as it's been settled here for decades that extra money in a pension plan means that the benefits have to be increased and the corporation isn't allowed to reduce it's payments into the plan.

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Re: BBE: Bloomberg News (on American Death Rates)
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 11:45:05 AM »
Does this actually save corporations any money?  I know here in Ontario it wouldn't, as it's been settled here for decades that extra money in a pension plan means that the benefits have to be increased and the corporation isn't allowed to reduce it's payments into the plan.

In the US, it has to be passed on to the estate and disbursed to the heirs. So yeah, I'm calling myth.