Thomas  Bergh

Thomas Bergh

Varnum LLP

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Penalties Increased for Employee Benefit Plan Violations

Recently-enacted legislation has increased many penalty amounts for certain employee benefit plan violations. The new penalties – some of which are more than double previous amounts – were adjusted to catch up with inflation...more

8/24/2016 - 401k Blackout Rules CHIP Contribution Agreements Defined Benefit Plans Diversification Requirements DOL Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans Failure-to-File Filing Requirements Form 5500 Genetic Discrimination GINA Inflation Adjustments Penalties Pensions Retirement Retirement Plan

2016 Cost of Living Adjustments

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2016 cost of living adjustments to various limits. The adjusted amounts generally apply for plan years beginning in 2016. Some of the adjusted amounts, however, apply to calendar...more

11/24/2015 - COLA Cost-of-Living Employee Benefits IRS Social Security

2015 COLAs for Employee Benefit Plans

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2015 cost of living adjustments to various limits on employee benefit plans. The adjusted amounts generally apply for plan years beginning in 2015. Some of the adjusted amounts,...more

10/23/2014 - COLA Cost-of-Living Employee Benefits IRS

2014 COLAs For Employee Benefit Plans

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2014 cost of living adjustments to various limits on employee benefit plans. The adjusted amounts generally apply for plan years beginning in 2014. ...more

11/1/2013 - 401k COLA Cost-of-Living Employee Benefits HSA IRS Retirement Plan Social Security Benefits

IRS, DOL Rulings Clarify Treatment Of Same Sex Couples For Benefit Plan Administrators And Sponsors

The United States Supreme Court's landmark Windsor decision in June of this year invalidated certain key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act by holding that the disparate tax treatment of validly married same sex...more

10/24/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors DOL Employee Benefits IRS Marriage Same-Sex Marriage

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