Definitions for "Multi-Employer Plan"
A plan maintained according to a collective bargaining agreement, to which more than one employer contributes (eg., multiple school districts). Under ERISA, at the beginning of the plan, no single employer may contribute as much as 50% of the total, and thereafter as much as 75%. An employee may change employers within the group without losing retirement benefits unless a break in service (under the plan) cancels credits earned before the break.
A pension plan set up by collectively bargained agreements involving more than one unrelated employer, generally in one common industry.
A pension plan maintained under a collective bargaining agreement, that covers the employees of more than one employer. Generally, the various employers are not financially related but rather are engaged in the same industry.