Designing benefit packages for top executives

A list of common mistakes corporations make and how to avoid them
||Last Updated: 03/04/2003

Putting together a benefits package, particularly for top executives, can be a tricky business.

Recent high-profile events, such as Enron’s bankruptcy and accounting fraud at Worldcom, have brought about heightened interest in benefit packages for top executives.

Despite these new concerns, many companies continue to make a number of common errors when putting together benefits packages, and in particular, non-qualified benefit packages. The outcome could harm the executive, the company, or both.