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When ESOPs work, they work well. But some say reforms are needed.

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Employee-owned stock option plans, or ESOPs, are an important part of the American economic landscape. About 7,000 American businesses have ESOPs, and roughly one out of every 12 workers participate in some form of employee-ownership plan.


Problems with ESOPs


An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan in which investments are made primarily in the employer’s stock


Employee Stock Ownership Plans: Are They Worth the Risks?


In good financial times, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) have the appearance of being an excellent deal for employees, because ESOPs offer partial ownership over the company that employs them.


New white paper: Employee Stock Ownership Plans: Are They Worth the Risks?

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Employee Stock Ownership Plans, or “ESOPs,” are retirement plans that invest in employer stock. They are growing in popularity not only because they receive tax benefits that are not available to other types of retirement plans, but also because of their philosophical appeal: they let the employees own part or all of the company that they work for.

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