Employee Benefit Plans
|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Retirement Benefits [Abstract]|
|Employee Benefit Plans||
EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS
We sponsor and maintain a 401(k) retirement savings plan (the “401(k) Plan”) for our employees who meet certain requirements. The 401(k) Plan permits participants to make pre-tax contributions by salary reduction pursuant to Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as a Roth Plan that allows for after tax contributions. The 401(k) Plan provides for us to make a guaranteed match of a defined portion of the employee’s contributions. During fiscal years 2017, 2016, and 2015 we contributed approximately $0.9 million, $1.1 million, and $1.1 million, respectively, to the 401(k) Plan.
We provide post-retirement life insurance benefits for certain retired employees. The plan is noncontributory and is unfunded, and therefore, benefits and expenses are paid from our general assets as they are incurred. All of the employees in the plan are fully vested and the plan was closed to new employees in 1990. The discount rate used in determining the liability was 6.0% for fiscal years 2017 and 2016. The following table presents the benefit obligation, which is included in accrued expenses in the accompanying balance sheets (in thousands).
The entire disclosure for an entity's employee compensation and benefit plans, including, but not limited to, postemployment and postretirement benefit plans, defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution plans, non-qualified and supplemental benefit plans, deferred compensation, share-based compensation, life insurance, severance, health care, unemployment and other benefit plans.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef