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News and Updates

Wayne Wicker, SVP & Chief Investment Officer appears on Bloomberg podcast

FOMC Rate Decision Coverage on Bloomberg

Wayne Wicker, Chief Investment Officer, Vantagepoint Investment Advisers, LLC, recently spoke among a panel of industry experts on Bloomberg Businessweek's podcast where the topic of discussion was the Federal Reserve's recent rate decisions.

Wayne Wicker, SVP & Chief Investment Officer appears on CNBC's
Squawk Box

Global Growth Prospects and the Upcoming U.S. Earnings Season

Wayne Wicker, Chief Investment Officer, Vantagepoint Investment Advisers, LLC, discusses U.S.-China trade, the International Monetary Fund's new forecasts for global growth, and corporate earnings in America with the hosts of CNBC's Squawk Box.

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Vantagepoint IRA

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RealizeRetirement Adventure

RealizeRetirement Time Machine

ICMA-RC's mobile escape game educates participants about inflation and the power of compounding.

Retirement Education Center

Retirement Education Center

Check out our enhanced Retirement Education Center with new search options to help you quickly get the educational resources you seek.

ICMA-RC Proudly Sponsors GFOA Annual Conference

May 19, 2020

ICMA-RC is pleased to sponsor the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Annual Conference for the 15th consecutive year. Starting this week, the event takes place virtually for the first time this year, with concurrent sessions through June 26, 2020.

ICMA-RC Hires Transformational Chief Sales Executive

April 27, 2020

Orlando Cruz is joining ICMA-RC as its Chief Revenue and Sales Officer starting Monday, April 27. The position is an expanded role which now entails responsibility for the broad range of retirement savings, financial planning, and advisory programs (including 457, education, healthcare, and not-for-profit plans, and investment-only) which deliver on the organization’s mission. The position has overall responsibility for all client facing sales teams across the corporation and includes approximately 250 teammates.

IRS Extends Certain Time-Sensitive Deadlines Until July 15

April 21, 2020

On April 9, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2020-23. This guidance extends the deadlines until July 15, 2020 for certain actions required by the federal tax rules that are otherwise due to be performed on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020.

ICMA-RC Chosen to Provide Investments and Recordkeeping to Three Chicago-Area Retirement Plans

April 14, 2020

ICMA-RC is pleased to announce that two Chicagoland counties, Lake County and DuPage County, and the Village of Mundelein, have selected the corporation to provide investments and recordkeeping for their defined contribution 457 retirement plans. Together, the three retirement plans have approximately $250 million in assets and more than 4,500 participants.

ICMA-RC Expands its Defined Contribution Business, Enters Additional Not-for-Profit Markets

April 9, 2020

ICMA-RC Expands its Defined Contribution Business, Enters Additional Not-for-Profit Markets

Legislation To Allow 403(b) Plans To Invest In Lower-Cost Investments Introduced In House

March 31, 2020

On March 12, 2020, Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) introduced the Public Service Retirement Fairness Act to permit 403(b) plans to invest in Collective Investment Trusts (CITs).

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Signed into Law

March 30, 2020

The $2 trillion stimulus bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and addresses a range of economic and health-related issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The following are retirement-related provisions and implications of the CARES Act:

IRS Releases First Guidance on SECURE Act

March 18, 2020

Many provisions of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 Act became effective on January 1, 2020. Because of this, providers, plan sponsors and industry groups began to immediately seek guidance and relief from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury following the SECURE Act 's enactment on December 20, 2019.

New Webinar on SECURE Act Changes and Impact

March 10, 2020

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed into law in late 2019 and is the first significant retirement legislation in more than a decade. ICMA-RC and Mike Hadley, partner in the law firm Davis & Harman, LLP, presented a discussion of the SECURE Act and its impact on governmental retirement plans. View the recorded webinar now. If you have any questions, please reach out to your ICMA-RC representative.

ICMA-RC Encourages Public Sector Employees to Take Action during America Saves Week

February 24, 2020

As part of America Saves Week 2020 (ASW), which takes place February 24 – February 29, 2020, ICMA-RC is spreading the message of saving successfully by urging public sector employees to assess their 2020 savings goals and take the necessary actions to make sure they are on track for a secure retirement.

SECURE Act Enacted

December 20, 2019

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law a $1.4 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through the end of its fiscal year (September 30, 2020). Attached to the bill was the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019; the first significant pension reform in a more than a decade.

Proposed Update to Required Minimum Distribution Rules

December 3, 2019

On Nov. 7, 2019, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service proposed regulations to update the life expectancy and distribution period tables used to calculated required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement plans and IRAs.

Private Alternatives Coming to Vantagepoint’s Target-Date and Target-Risk Funds

November 14, 2019

Vantagepoint has started the process of adding private alternative assets in its target-date and target-risk funds, becoming one of the first funds of their kind to help give defined contribution retirement plans access to private equity, private real estate, and other relatively illiquid investments that historically have not been available in these kinds of funds.

DOL Releases Proposed Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor

November 14, 2019

On October 23, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed rule that would create a new voluntary safe harbor to allow employee pension benefit plans to communicate certain plan-required notices and disclosures electronically.

IRS Announces 2020 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

November 7, 2019

On November 6, 2019, the IRS announced the various adjustments applicable to retirement plan contribution limits for 2020.

ICMA-RC’s TextAccess Tool Proving to be Extremely Popular with Public Employees

November 6, 2019

More than 50,000 employees regularly getting updates through text feature

ICMA-RC Chosen to Administer Camino Real Community Services Retirement Plans

October 28, 2019

Transition from an annuity-only to open architecture platform will provide participants with greater choice and cost efficiency

ICMA-RC Hosts Its First Town Hall to Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 24, 2019

Experts Discuss the Impact Ransomware Has on State and Local Municipalities

ICMA-RC Names New President and CEO Lynne Ford

October 21, 2019

Ford, a dynamic leader of financial service organizations, will succeed the retiring Bob Schultze

“Pawsitivity” is the Key During National Retirement Security Week

October 17, 2019

Furry friends help remind us of some of the “Pawsitive” steps public sector employees can take to increase their savings for the future.

ICMA-RC Earns Near Perfect Rating from RetireAware

October 9, 2019

Recordkeeping model recognized for focus on retirement plan participants’ needs

Industry Veteran Rick Donley to Lead ICMA-RC’s Consultant Relations Group

October 7, 2019

ICMA-RC is pleased to announce that Rick Donley will join the corporation as Managing Vice President for Consultant Relations on Monday, October 7.

SECURE Act Passed by the House; Faces Uncertain Future in the Senate

September 10, 2019

On May 23, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, was passed by the House of Representatives in a near-unanimous, bipartisan vote of 417-3. The SECURE Act represents the first major piece of retirement legislation to be approved by the House since 2006.

ICMA-RC Adds Alexa Capabilities for Public Employees

August 21, 2019

Participants Can Now Engage Alexa for Retirement Account Information

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