415(b)(1)(A) annual benefit for defined-benefit plans increases from $170,000 to $175,000, while the Sec.
401(k) plans and to the government's Thrift Savings Plan, among other plans, increases from $14,000 to $15,000.
409(o)(1)(C)(ii) dollar limit for determining the maximum account balance in an employee stock ownership plan subject to a five-year distribution period increases from $850,000 to $885,000.
414(q)(1)(B) limit used in the definition of a highly compensated employee increases from $95,000 to $100,000.
401(a)(17), 404(1), 408(k) (3)(C) and (6)(D)(ii) increases from $210,000 to $220,000.
457(e)(15) limit on deferrals on deferred compensation plans of state and local governments and tax-exempt organizations increases from $14,000 to $15,000.
1.61-21(f)(5)(iii) increases from $170,000 to $175,000.
416(i)(1)(A)(i) dollar limit for the definition of a key employee in a top-heavy plan increases from $135,000 to $140,000.
The Senate's Pension Security and Transparency Act is slightly different, calling for flat-rate premiums increases from
$19 to $30 starting in 2006, and asks the PBGC board to recommend adjustments every five years.
Also, PE producers want to capture what profits they can in the first half of this year, before big capacity increases from
Nova and Union Carbide kick in during the second half.
While the RGB does survey owners to get an indication of actual costs, those surveys are limited in scope and not designed to measure actual costs, but merely increases from
year to year in a general way.