Winnebago Industries Ends Remaining Post-Retirement Healthcare Benefits

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Winnebago Industries (WGO) is ending its remaining post-retirement healthcare benefits for all participants, the company said Friday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The recreation vehicle maker said at the start of the new year, any retiree from the company under the age of 65 will have their post-retirement healthcare benefits discontinued. The company said ending the benefits, which collect to around $6 million along with a tax asset of $2.3 million, will end all liabilities of the benefits.

Ending the benefits will result “in a significant acceleration of amortization of post-retirement prior service benefits, net of actuarial losses reducing operating expenses in the firs two quarters of Fiscal 2017,” the company said. The company said that income from health care benefits is expected to grow to $24.4 million in Fiscal 2017 versus $6.1 million in Fiscal 2016.

Shares for Winnebago were last trading down 0.3% late in trading Friday.

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