New Retirement Plan Dollar Limits for 2012

COLA Increases for Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions   The Internal Revenue Code provides for dollar limitations on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans. Code §415 requires the limits to be adjusted annually for cost-of-living increases. The IRS announced on October 20, 2011 cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for pension plans and […]


Click here to get Form 5500 Data Sets The Form 5500 Annual Report is the primary source of information about the operations, funding and investments of approximately 800,000 retirement and welfare benefit plans. The datasets below are the raw, unedited data from all of the Form 5500 and Form 5500-SF filings for each year, including […]

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Compliance Assistance Portal COBRA Continuation Coverage Employment Law Guide: Employee Benefit Plans EBSA Publications and Reports EBSA Frequently Asked Questions elaws Health Benefits Advisor elaws Small Business Retirement Savings Advisor Reporting and Disclosure Guide for Employee Benefit Plans (PDF) EBSA Reporting and Filing More

SEP – simplified employee pension plan

A SEP is a simplified employee pension plan. A SEP plan provides employers with a simplified method to make contributions toward their employees’ retirement and, if self-employed, their own retirement. Contributions are made directly to an Individual Retirement Account or Annuity (IRA) set up for each employee (a SEP-IRA). See Publication 560 for detailed SEP […]