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7. NuStar Energy
NuStar Energy
NuStar Energy, a pipeline and logistics company, offers employees a combined plan, but the pension pulls most of the weight.

That's especially notable since NuStar is a young company -- it opened for business in 2001, long after most companies began ditching their defined-benefit plans in favor of individual savings accounts.

NuStar's pension gives retirees their full salary for one-and-a-half times their years of service: work 20 years and get 30 years' worth of your full pay, assuming you haven't retired early. That's in addition to dollar-for-dollar 401(k) matching, up to 6% of pay, and a $1,000-deductible medical plan.

Human resources director Bill Grimes says the rich benefits have helped the startup lure talent from more established companies.

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