Retirement Benefits

Published: | Updated: May 11, 2017

Definition - What does Retirement Benefits mean?

Retirement benefits are the money or other incentives that a person collects after their employment ends. The plan to receive them is put in place while the employee is still working, and a portion of their salary, along with a contribution from the employer, is collected periodically until their retirement.

Insuranceopedia explains Retirement Benefits

Retirement benefits ensure that employees can still have an income even after they are no longer employed. The law, moreover, insists that every employee should eventually receive these benefits as compensation for their work, in addition to their salaries.

There are a variety of retirement benefits. The most common one is a fixed monthly income for someone after retirement. Funds can also be set aside for investment and the retiree can collect the returns from them.

Aside from money, a retiree may also avail themselves of a health plan such as Medicare to take care of most of their medical or health needs.

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