This excerpt taken from the MPB 10-Q filed May 11, 2009.
8. Split Dollar Life Insurance Postretirement Benefits
Effective January 1, 2008, Mid Penn Bank adopted the provisions of Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) Issue No. 06-4, Accounting for Deferred Compensation and Postretirement Benefit Aspects of Endorsement Split Dollar Life Insurance Arrangements (EITF 06-4). EITF 06-4 requires the recognition of a liability related to the postretirement benefits covered by an endorsement split-dollar life insurance arrangement, and the liability for the future death benefit should be recognized by following the guidance in SFAS No. 106 or Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 12, as appropriate. In adopting EITF 06-4, Mid Penn recorded a cumulative effect adjustment to the balance of retained earnings of $277,000 as of January 1, 2008.