Metro Benefits Newsletter

The Metro Benefits Newsletter is a publication written and edited by our management staff and is designed to keep you clearly informed of current events in the employee benefit plan arena.

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Colonial Surety Bond

ERISA requires that plan assets must be covered against theft and fraud by a fidelity bond. The amount of the bond should be for at least 10% of the plan assets. If you do not currently have fidelity bond coverage, please contact your property/casualty insurance agent to obtain this bond coverage.

If you need assistance in obtaining a bond for your plan you can contact Colonial Surety Company, a national online insurance company that is U.S. Treasury listed and licensed in all states and territories. As experts in all aspects of ERISA regulations, Colonial Surety Company will ensure that you are properly bonded and that your bond is renewed prior to expiration so that your plan remains in compliance.

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Recent Updates

The IRS has set the retirement plan limits for the 2024 plan year with the release of IRS Notice 2023-75

Additional limits and limits for prior years can be found on the IRS website

Retirement Plan Limits
2023 2024
Deferral Limit [402(g)(1)] $22,500 $23,000
Catch-up Contribution Limits [414(v)(2)(B)(i)] $7,500 $7,500
DC Annual Addition Limit [415(c)(1)(A)] $66,000 $69,000
Annual Compensation Cap [401(a)(17)] $330,000 $345,000
Taxable Wage Base $160,200 $168,600
DB Annual Limit [415(b)(1)(A)] $265,000 $275,000
457(b) Contribution Limit [457(e)(15)] $22,500 $23,000
HCE Threshold [414(q)(1)(B)] $150,000 $155,000
SIMPLE 401(k) Limit [408(p)(2)(E)] $15,500 $16,000
SIMPLE 401(k) Catch-up [414(v)(2)(B)(ii)] $3,500 $3,500
Maximum ESOP Account Balance [409(o)(1)(C)] $1,330,000 $1,380,000
ESOP 5-year Distribution Period Limit $265,000 $275,000
Key Employee [416(i)(1)(A)(i)] $215,000 $220,000