Key Legislative Issues

Retirement Health Care

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 Participates in America Saves Week for Third Year

February 17, 2016

For the third consecutive year, ICMA-RC, the nation's only non-profit provider of retirement plans exclusively for public sector employees, is participating in America Saves Week.

ICMA-RC and Its Clients Receive 35 Education and Communications Awards in 2015

February 11, 2016

ICMA-RC, the nation’s only non-profit provider of retirement plans exclusively for public sector employees, working with its local and state government clients, received 35 awards and honorable mentions in 2015.

ICMA-RC Launches Website Enhancements

December 28, 2015

ICMA-RC, the nation's only non-profit provider of retirement plans exclusively for public sector employees, recently launched its redesigned website, www.icmarc.org.

ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications for 2016-2017

December 15, 2015

The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

ICMA-RC to Open Retirement Service Center for Washington, D.C. Employees

October 26, 2015

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, Director of Human Resources Ventris Gibson, and District Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWitt will join ICMA-RC President and CEO Bob Schultze to cut the ribbon at the Oct. 30 grand opening of ICMA-RC’s new walk-in Retirement Service Center for the District’s approximately 40,000 employees.

IRS Announces 2016 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

October 21, 2015

On October 21, 2015 - The IRS announced that it will not adjust most current contribution limitations for qualified retirement plans in the 2016 tax year. Key numbers, including the pension plan limitations, will remain unchanged in 2016 because the increase in the Consumer Price Index did not meet the statutory thresholds for their adjustment.

IRS Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

October 23, 2014

On October 23, 2014, the IRS announced the various adjustments applicable to retirement plan contribution limits for 2015. The elective deferral limit for 457 and 401(k) plans increases to $18,000, and the annual additions limit for 401(a) plans increases to $53,000. Traditional and Roth IRA contributions limits are unchanged.

Public Sector Retirement Plan Changes Identified in ICMA-RC/SLGE Brief

October 9, 2012

According to a brief released by ICMA-RC and the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE), one-third of human resource executives made changes to the retirement plans they offer to employees within the past 12 months.

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