Late last year, the IRS confirmed the widely anticipated cost-of-living adjustments to various dollar limits for qualified pension plans for 2022. Here are some of the changes outlined in the 2021 Notice- 61. Limit of compensation The maximum amount of compensation that may be taken into account for plan purposesRead More →

The Internal Revenue Service announced dollar limits for pensions and other benefits, effective January 1, 2021. Some of the limits are listed below. LIMITATION AMOUNT 2021 AMOUNT 2022 Maximum annual compensation taken into account to determine benefits or contributions to an eligible plan $ 290,000 $ 305,000 Basic Limit ofRead More →

The Internal Revenue Service announced cost-of-living adjustments in 2022 to dollar limits for qualifying pension plans and other benefits, and the Social Security Administration announced its own cost-of-living adjustments for 2022. Most dollar limits, including the optional deferral contribution limit for the 401 (k), 403 (b) and 457 (b) plans,Read More →

Today, the IRS announced in Notice 2021-61 cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2022 under the Internal Revenue Code. Almost all of the limits have increased this year, reflecting changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban ConsumersRead More →

A 403 (b) is the retirement planning vehicle used by nonprofit or other tax exempt employers of nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, school staff, researchers, members of the clergy and some employees of government organizations. 403 (b) plans are named after the section of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code thatRead More →

(Photo: Shutterstock) The COVID pandemic has disrupted virtually everything, including the pension plan space, although in many cases for the better. Michael Ingram, Partner and Wealth Advisor at Octavia Wealth Advisors LLC in San Diego, explains how employers are adapting to the latest trends and best practices to improve theRead More →

(Photo: Shutterstock) More than three-quarters — 77% — of Americans believe all workers should have access to a retirement plan, study finds National Institute on Retirement Security. Two-thirds believe pensions promise a more secure retirement than the ubiquitous 401(k) plan. Americans’ support for retirement is not surprising given the currentRead More →

Dragon Capital VietFund Management, a Ho Chi Minh-based fund management company, has launched Vietnam’s first private sector retirement savings vehicle. The defined contribution plan, with government tax incentives for employees and employers, offers savers three fund options: a relatively high risk 50-50 split between stocks and bonds, a mix ofRead More →

Early versions of web portals for plan members only provided information on account balances and investment options. Today’s innovative portals supplement this basic information with retirement income planning analysis and member-specific advice on improving retirement outcomes. Layout and site designs and user interaction features are also changing, based on behavioralRead More →