ERISA/Pension and Employee Benefits

If you grew your Connecticut business or nonprofit organization in 2023 and have not yet set up a workplace retirement plan, you may need to do so or take other action in 2024.

As we’ve previously covered, Connecticut law now requires most employers that do not already sponsor a qualified retirement plan to facilitate

Yesterday the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the new dollar limits that apply for retirement plans in 2024. These annual limits generally continue to increase (in some cases rather substantially compared to the limits in effect just ten years ago), based on the cost-of-living calculation methodology that is set forth in the Internal Revenue Code. 

Today, the IRS announced the 2023 contribution limits for 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans, which will be $22,500 in 2023, up from $20,500.  The catch-up contribution limit, for employees age 50 and older, will increase to $7,500, up from $6,500.  This is being touted as the biggest increase ever in the deferral limits for

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan of 2021 (“ARPA”).  This Alert will summarize the significant tax and employee benefit provisions that are contained in ARPA.

Recovery Rebates to Individuals

ARPA enacted new Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) Section 6428B, which provides individuals with a $1,400 recovery rebate credit

On Friday, August 28, the IRS released Notice 2020-65 (the “Notice”), which provides limited guidance to employers considering whether and how to implement the President’s August 8 Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster (the “Memorandum”).  The Memorandum had directed the Secretary of the Treasury

Recent coronavirus-related guidance from the IRS (Notice 2020-29, issued on May 12) aims to give Code Section 125 cafeteria plan (“cafeteria plan”) participants some relief from irrevocable group health benefit and health and dependent care flexible spending account (“FSA”) elections made prior to the pandemic.

Under Notice 2020-29, an employer who offers group health benefits

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Bipartisan Proposal for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (also known as the “CARES Act”).  The Cares Act is a massive 2.2 trillion dollar package that contains a number of provisions to assist the United States economy combat the impact of COVID-19.  This

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  Among other things, the FFCRA requires employers with less than 500 employees to (i) provide up to 12 weeks of partially-paid leave to parent caregivers of minor children home as a result of COVID-19 related school

Now that the dust has begun to settle with respect to understanding the retirement plan and IRA changes in the federal law known as Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the federal “SECURE Act”) that was signed into law in December of last year,  tax planning is underway for the changes

On Wednesday, March 11, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Notice 2020-15 published its first formal guidance addressing the developing public health emergency wrought by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  The Notice provides that a high deductible health plan (HDHP) that covers testing for and treatment of COVID-19 before satisfaction of the plan’s minimum deductible will