The first article, entitled "The Impact of Interest Rates on Single-Employer Defined Benefit Plan Costs" was featured on BenefitsLink.com as well as in the February edition of Ekon's Your Trusted Source newsletter. Click to subscribe to this informative three part series.
On October 31, 2013, The Internal Revenue Service announced the cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement plans for 2014.
Effective January 1, 2014, the contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan remains at $17,500 while the catch-up contribution limit for participants age 50 and over who participate in these plans remains at $5,500. The limitation on the annual benefit under a defined benefit plan is increased to $210,000. The limitation for defined contribution plans is increased to $52,000. The annual compensation limit is increased from $255,000 to $260,000 while the limitation used in the definition of highly compensated employee remains unchanged at $115,000. The Social Security Contribution and Benefit base has been increased this year from $113,700 in 2013 to $117,000 in 2014.
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Founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1981, Ekon Benefits has been specializing in the administration and consulting of employer sponsored retirement plans for over 30 years.
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