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IRS Announces 2018 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

October 19, 2017

On October 19, 2017 the IRS announced contribution limitations for qualified retirement plans for the 2018 tax year.

ICMA-RC Welcomes Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD)

October 16, 2017

ICMA-RC announced today that Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) has selected ICMA-RC as their 457(b) retirement plan administrator.

ICMA-RC encourages public sector employees to plan for the future as part of National Retirement Security Week

October 12, 2017

The annual NRSW initiative, which will take place October 15-21, 2017, is a national effort championed by the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) to raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement.

ICMA-RC Launches RealizeRetirement Adventure, an Escape Room Tour to Encourage Saving

October 9, 2017

Tour builds on initial success of increased public sector retirement savings awareness, plan enrollment.

Vantagepoint Funds and VT PLUS Fund Are Being Made Available to Private Sector Defined Contribution Plans

September 27, 2017

ICMA-RC is now making the VT PLUS Fund and certain Vantagepoint Funds managed by ICMA-RC available to private sector defined contribution plans on an investment only basis.

Retirement Plan Enrollment Increases 10% Following Mobile Marketing Experience

August 30, 2017

During the past year, public sector retirement service provider ICMA-RC created a dynamic new way to get local and state government employees to sign up for their retirement plans.

Fire Station Gets Makeover Thanks to Designing Spaces, ICMA-RC and Community Sponsors

July 26, 2017

For almost 40 years, the fire station in Lighthouse Point, Florida didn’t get a major renovation. That was before Designing Spaces and sponsors, including ICMA-RC, stepped in for a makeover as part of a “Spaces of Hope” special edition that airs August 4th on Lifetime TV (check local listings for airtimes.)

35 Students Awarded ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship

July 20, 2017

The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship) Fund Board of Directors presented scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year to 35 recipients. ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarships are presented annually to surviving children and spouses of firefighters, police officers, and other public employees who have died in the line of duty.

ICMA-RC Summary of Final "Fiduciary Rule" Adopted by the Department of Labor

June 28, 2017

The Department of Labor adopted a regulation on April 6, 2016 that defines who is a fiduciary investment adviser and the responsibilities of entities and individuals who serve in that capacity. Broker-dealers who are currently held to a "suitable" investments standard may now be required to meet a higher fiduciary standard, which requires that recommendations be made solely in the interest of the customer.

ICMA-RC Celebrates its 45th Anniversary

May 25, 2017

ICMA-RC, a leading provider of public sector retirement plans and services, is celebrating its 45th anniversary this month. ICMA-RC was created in 1972 through the assistance of a Ford Foundation Grant to provide portable retirement savings to public sector employees. Today, ICMA-RC administers and manages over $50 billion in assets and has more than one million local and state government participant accounts across the country.

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