|Accounting and Management System Patents|
A computer system, and a method for using the system, for computing financial data, the computer system including a digital computer connected to receive information representing a description of a taxable trust and a description of life insurance contracts from data input means, to output computed data to a data presentation means, and to save said output data to a means for electronically storing output data; and means for automatically controlling the computer to compute the data from the information, the data representing a financial projection of a prefunding program for Other Postretirement Employee Benefits under FASB Statement 106.This is the key claim regarding the invention.
7. A method for using a digital electrical computer and data processing system, the method comprising the steps of:
providing a digital electrical computer and data processing system comprising a digital electrical computer electrically connected to an input device for inputting data and to an output device;
programming the digital electrical computer to receive input electrical signals produced in response to information entered at the input device, the information including a description of a taxable trust, a description of life insurance contracts, and respective projections for expenses, liabilities, and cash flows for corporate benefits defined by Statement 106, to process the input electrical signals into modified electrical signals representing a projection of a prefunding program for Other Postretirement Employee Benefits under the Statement 106, and to output the modified electrical signals to the output device so that a depiction of the projection is produced at the output device; and
entering the information at the input device, processing the input electrical signals with the programmed digital electrical computer, and producing the depiction.
In a system and methods for using a data processing system including a programmed electrical digital computer having a processor electrically connected to an input device and to an output device, generating financial projections and an illustration of an employee benefit program. The digital computer performs the steps of processing input data, including a financial forecast for a life insurance contract and further including a financial forecast for an employee benefit, to generate processed data including an illustration representing the life insurance contract encumbered by an indenture agreement as a means of prefunding for future employee benefits. The digital computer is programmed to provide financial analytical data, incorporating the requirements of a Financial Accounting Standards Board standard, such as Statement 87, 106, 112, or the like, for use in evaluating the use of life insurance as an investment in connection with an indenture plan for prefunding benefit liabilities.