PRESS RELEASE: George J. Kasper Appointed to Serve on Newly-Created Connecticut Retirement Security Board

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., September 2, 2014:   Attorney George J. Kasper of Pullman & Comley, LLC is one of ten people who have been appointed to serve on the newly-created Connecticut Retirement Security Board, the law firm reported today.

Chaired by state Treasurer Denise Nappier and state Comptroller Kevin Lembo, the board was created under new legislation signed into law this past May by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to establish a statewide retirement plan open to private-sector workers.  Comprised of employees, employers, investment experts and representatives from the governor’s office, the board is responsible for researching and developing for the Legislators’ consideration a comprehensive proposal for a state-sponsored retirement savings program that provides a guaranteed rate of return, universal access and portability, and low administration costs.

A partner in Pullman & Comley’s Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Department, Mr. Kasper counsels employers and plan fiduciaries on all types of employee benefit plans and designs retirement and health care programs to meet the needs of today’s employers and their workforces.  He regularly advises employers and plan committees on the fiduciary oversight of plans subject to ERISA, including issues concerning plan investments, plan expenses, claims for benefits, self-funded health plans and other plan administration issues.

Mr. Kasper is a frequent speaker and author on the Affordable Care Act and health care reform for employers. He is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and serves on the Tax Section Executive Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee .  He is also a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section, and the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits and serves on the Bridgeport Regional Business Council Health Care Council.   

Pullman & Comley is celebrating its 95th anniversary in 2014.  With nearly 90 attorneys, it is one of Connecticut’s largest firms and provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally.  Pullman & Comley’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance; environmental and land use; government finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property valuation; real estate; regulatory, energy and telecommunications; and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and White Plains.  The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms.  For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com.