ERISA Definition

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ERISA, in the U.S., refers to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. It is a major U.S. law which guarantees certain categories of employees a pension after some period at their employer; there had been more ambiguity before about what rules an employer could put on which employees could get a pension.

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MANAGED RECEIVABLES is the total receivable amounts on which a company continues to perform billing and collection activities, including receivables that have been sold with and without credit recourse and are no longer reported on the balance sheet. See OWNED RECEIVABLES.

ACQUISITION COST is the amount, net of both trade and cash discounts, paid for property, plus transportation costs and ancillary costs.

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