Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Retirement Income Security: Hybrid Pension Plans Merit Further Attention

This report was done at the request of the Chicago field office of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. It investigates whether hybrid pensions might be worthy of further investigation by GAO. The authors review characteristics of traditional defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, describe how hybrid plans combine features of both types, and assess hybrid plans' advantages and disadvantages for employers and employees. The report shows how few data on hybrid plans are available and concludes with a call for further study by GAO.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Public Affairs Workshop, Domestic Issues, Public Affairs 869, taught by Karen Holden in Spring 2008
  • Author(s): Adam Lee, Kate Nast, Grant Sim, and Melissa Swearingen