News and Updates

2nd Quarter 2016

Preparing for Key Retirement Milestones

Some birthdays are more important than others on your march to financial independence. Find out how to make the most of these benefits of aging at key points in your life. [...continued]

Three Overlooked Ways to Save

You and your family may qualify for valuable tax benefits that too often fall between the cracks. Find out about tax-advantaged ways to save for retirement that are frequently overlooked. [...continued]

Around ICMA-RC

Learn more about updates to our Account Access website, our new Retiree Health Cost Estimator, the ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the importance of updating your contact information. [...continued]

Sign Up for TextAccess

Find out how to sign up for TextAccess, which lets you request your account balance and other account information by sending a text from your mobile phone to ICMA-RC. [...continued]

Retiree Corner: Social Security and the Windfall Elimination Provision

Some state and local government jobs are not covered by Social Security, so workers’ paychecks aren’t nicked by the payroll tax that pays for those benefits. But there’s a downside if you earn a pension from such an employer and also qualify for Social Security benefits based on another job. Find out how to calculate whether you’ll receive less from Social Security than you expect because of the Windfall Elimination Provision. [...continued]

Better Ways to Give to Charity

Most people support their favorite causes by writing a check to charity at the end of the year. But a few strategies can give you extra tax breaks or other benefits, and are best planned well before the year-end holiday rush. [...continued]

Save Money on Health-Care Costs

Thanks to rising deductibles and co-payments, chances are you’re paying more for health care even if you have insurance. That’s all the more reason to be a smart health-care shopper. Find out about some ways to save money on health care without sacrificing quality. [...continued]

Investing Spotlight: Investing for Your Time Horizon

A standard piece of investment advice is that you should choose investments that match your time horizon. But just what does that mean? Find out about the importance of considering your time horizon when investing for your short-, medium-, and long-term goals. [...continued]

Ask ICMA-RC: How Do I Reset My Account Access Login?

Learn about the steps to take to reset your log-in information for your account if you forget your user ID or password. [...continued]

New Fiduciary Rule: How to Get Investing Help

There’s been a lot in the news lately about a federal government rule requiring investment advisers to meet the “fiduciary standard” when it comes to retirement accounts. Find out about resources available from ICMA-RC that can help you make decisions about your retirement savings and investments. [...continued]

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