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SECURE Act 2.0 Significant Changes for Retirement Plans

January 19, 2023 SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022, was part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, signed by President Biden on December 29, 2022. This Act makes numerous important changes to various retirement plan rules, affecting 401(k) and 403(b) plans, and enhances some changes made in the 2019 SECURE Act.
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Increase in 401(k) Plan Limits for 2023

The IRS, in Notice 2022-55 has announced increased 401(k) plan limits for 2023.  The increases are larger than usual due to inflation.  Here is what you need to know: The 401(k) deferral limit is increased to $22,500 from $20,500. Note this increase applies to 403(b) plans as well. The total contribution limit
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As crypto enters the compensation world, Startups should walk before running

The use of cryptocurrency is starting to gain a substantial foothold in employment and compensation according to the U.S. Department of Labor. For startup companies and other employers, this trend should call for both excitement and caution. First, last month the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration published a compliance assistance
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Labor Department Releases Model Notices for New COBRA Subsidy

In our March 29 e-alert concerning the new COBRA subsidy, we indicated that we would advise when the new COBRA notices from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) became available. The DOL published the model notices on April 7, 2021. Background: Under the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”), a temporary
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Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP Welcomes Timothy S. Klimpl As Counsel

Timothy Klimpl, of New Canaan, Connecticut has recently joined Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP as Counsel in the firm’s Stamford office. Tim is a seasoned attorney with experience providing ERISA advice and related services to a variety of plan sponsors and employee benefit plans, including corporate, nonprofit, multiemployer and
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