FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]|
|FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT||
8. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT
The Company’s financial instruments consist of cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, trade and notes receivables, accounts payable, and other short-term liabilities. The carrying amounts of these financial instruments approximate their fair values. The Company has financial instruments related to its defined benefit pension plan and deferred compensation plan detailed in Note 16.
The fair value hierarchy has three levels based on the reliability of the inputs used to determine fair value. Level 1 refers to fair values determined based on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets. Level 2 refers to fair values estimated using significant other observable inputs, and Level 3 includes fair values estimated using significant non-observable inputs.
The following table presents our non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets using the fair value hierarchy as of December 31, 2018.
The following table presents our non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets using the fair value hierarchy as of December 31, 2017.
Cash and cash equivalents, which are used to pay benefits and deferred compensation plan administrative expenses, are held in Money Market Funds.
The Company has contingent considerations from acquisitions that approximate fair value and are Level 3.
At December 31, 2018 the Deferred Compensation Plan had 70 life insurance policies with a net face value of $43.4 million. The cash surrender value of these life insurance policies had a net realizable value of $18.3 million and $18.3 million at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The total deferred compensation plan assets, recorded in other assets on the Company’s consolidated statements of financial position, were $18.4 million and $18.4 million at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
The entire disclosure for the fair value of financial instruments (as defined), including financial assets and financial liabilities (collectively, as defined), and the measurements of those instruments as well as disclosures related to the fair value of non-financial assets and liabilities. Such disclosures about the financial instruments, assets, and liabilities would include: (1) the fair value of the required items together with their carrying amounts (as appropriate); (2) for items for which it is not practicable to estimate fair value, disclosure would include: (a) information pertinent to estimating fair value (including, carrying amount, effective interest rate, and maturity, and (b) the reasons why it is not practicable to estimate fair value; (3) significant concentrations of credit risk including: (a) information about the activity, region, or economic characteristics identifying a concentration, (b) the maximum amount of loss the entity is exposed to based on the gross fair value of the related item, (c) policy for requiring collateral or other security and information as to accessing such collateral or security, and (d) the nature and brief description of such collateral or security; (4) quantitative information about market risks and how such risks are managed; (5) for items measured on both a recurring and nonrecurring basis information regarding the inputs used to develop the fair value measurement; and (6) for items presented in the financial statement for which fair value measurement is elected: (a) information necessary to understand the reasons for the election, (b) discussion of the effect of fair value changes on earnings, (c) a description of [similar groups] items for which the election is made and the relation thereof to the balance sheet, the aggregate carrying value of items included in the balance sheet that are not eligible for the election; (7) all other required (as defined) and desired information.
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