Lahey Corp. has three defined benefit pension plans as follows. Pension Assets Projected Benefit (at Fair Value) Obligation Plan X $600,000 $500,000 Plan Y 900,000 720,000 Plan Z 550,000 700,000 How will Lahey report these multiple plans in its financial statements?
Financial statements are those prepared in each organization to determine the company's financial health and position in the competitive market.
Pension assets (at fair value)
Projected benefit obligation
Lahey will report these multiple plans as pension assets with an amount of $280,000 and the pension liability (Plan Z) with the amount of $150,000
Garner Inc. provides the following information related to its postretirement benefits for the year 2017. Accumulated postretirement benefit obligation at January 1, 2017 $710,000 Actual and expected return on plan assets 34,000 Prior service cost amortization 21,000 Discount rate 10% Service cost 83,000
Instructions Compute postretirement benefit expense for 2017.
Shin Corporation had a projected benefit obligation of $3,100,000 and plan assets of $3,300,000 at January 1, 2017. Shin also had a net actuarial loss of $465,000 in accumulated OCI at January 1, 2017. The average remaining service period of Shin’s employees is 7.5 years. Compute Shin’s minimum amortization of the actuarial loss.
Jackson Company adopts acceptable accounting for its defined benefit pension plan on January 1, 2016, with the following beginning balances: plan assets $200,000; projected benefit obligation $250,000. Other data relating to 3 years’ operation of the plan are as follows.
2016 2017 2018 Annual service cost $16,000 $ 19,000 $ 26,000 Settlement rate and expected rate of return 10% 10% 10% Actual return on plan assets 18,000 22,000 24,000 Annual funding (contributions) 16,000 40,000 48,000 Benefits paid 14,000 16,400 21,000 Prior service cost (plan amended, 1/1/17) 160,000 Amortization of prior service cost 54,400 41,600 Change in actuarial assumptions establishes a December 31, 2018, projected benefi t obligation of: 520,000
Instructions (a) Prepare a pension worksheet presenting all 3 years’ pension balances and activities. (b) Prepare the journal entries (from the worksheet) to reflect all pension plan transactions and events at December 31 of each year. (c) Indicate the pension-related amounts reported in the financial statements for 2018.
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