CARES Act Update

CARES Act – New Employee Benefit Tools to Support Affected Employees By: Jim Rourke and Mike Brittingham with Nexsen Pruet, LLC. Signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, the CARES Act adds a few new tools to employers’ employee benefit arsenal. Many changes – such as the increase in plan loans limits and hardship distribution conditions – expand longstanding benefits concepts. However, other changes – such as the availability of federal loans, that may be forgiven, to cover payroll…

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COVID-19: Update on Monetary & Fiscal Policy Efforts

COVID-19: Update on Monetary & Fiscal Policy Efforts PLAN SPONSOR USE ONLY Monday, March 23, 2020 at 4:30pm Good afternoon.  The staff at Comperio wanted to provide another update given the unprecedented nature of this crisis and the market’s response to it.  And once again, we ask for your understanding that the situation is unfolding rapidly and that this communication may be outdated in a short period of time.  Nevertheless, we feel it is imperative to provide you with the…

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Coronavirus Update

Gradually…then Suddenly Warning: due to the rapidly evolving situation, this update will likely become outdated in a very short period of time. In a few short minutes after this article was written, the Fed announced $700 billion in asset purchases and cut the Fed Funds rate to 0% – 0.25%.  And the governors of Ohio and Illinois mandated the closing of bars and restaurants indefinitely. PLAN SPONSOR USE ONLY March 15, 2020 It seems like just yesterday that we were…

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S&P 500 Price Returns during Presidential Election Years

S&P 500 Price Returns during Presidential Elections Years It’s Super Tuesday! Heading into the year, all eyes were on the upcoming Presidential Election.  Impeachment, trade disputes, and Brexit were all seemingly behind us and the only unknown on the horizon was the election.  Then along came Corona… the Virus.  Ahem. But here’s what we were thinking about before the pandemic.  Below is a chart showing the price return (return excluding dividends) of the S&P 500 Index during each Presidential Election…

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2020 Pension Plan Limits

On November 6, 2019, the IRS announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2020. The Internal Revenue Code requires that the Secretary of the Treasury adjust the limits annually. Some highlights are:      The elective deferral (contribution) limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan will increase to $19,500.      The catch-up contribution limit for those aged 50 and…

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