The most common forms of employee trusts are employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) and employee pension plans. With an ESOP, a company contributes to a trust fund and the trustee purchases stock on behalf of the employee/beneficiaries. Pension plans earmark funds for the employee for post-retirement income. In both cases, the employee is the beneficiary.
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