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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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Financial readiness for now and the future.

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.

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

Relatives of fallen public employees receive ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarships

August 15, 2019

Thirty-five daughters, sons, and wives of fallen firefighters, police officers and other public employees will receive ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.”

ICMA-RC Board Chair Peggy Merriss Inducted into the Georgia Municipal Government Hall of Fame

July 30, 2019

Peggy Merriss, chair of the ICMA-RC Board of Directors, was inducted into the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA)’s Municipal Government Hall of Fame at the association’s recent annual convention. The award honors excellence in city government management.

Retirement Legislation to Assist with Student Loans

July 2, 2019

On May 13, 2019, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) re-introduced the Retirement Parity for Student Loans Act.

ICMA-RC Executive Recognized at 2019 Salute to African Americans in Technology

June 27, 2019

ICMA-RC Chief Information Security Officer Les McCollum was recognized for his outstanding accomplishments at the 2019 Salute to African Americans in Technology.

ICMA-RC Named a Washington Post "Top Workplace" for 2019

June 24, 2019

Core values, employee appreciation and overall benefits part of selection criteria

House Passes SECURE Act by 417-3 Vote, Senate Reintroduces RESA

May 30, 2019

The House passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act by a 417-3 vote on May 23, 2019. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) reintroduced the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) of 2019 on April 1, 2019. The overwhelming majority of provisions in both bills are identical (or very similar).

Retirement Champions Reengage on Next Retirement Bill

May 30, 2019

On May 14, 2019, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) reintroduced the Retirement Security and Savings Act, which includes more than 50 discrete retirement proposals.

ICMA-RC Expands Its 403(b) Team with Education and Health Care Industry Veterans

May 22, 2019

Experts to focus on providing efficient services that benefit 403(b) clients

ICMA-RC Gives Its Mobile App a Makeover

May 7, 2019

Facial and Touch Recognition Added for Quicker Account Access

ICMA-RC Receives Prestigious CIO 100 Award

May 1, 2019

Global Award Recognizes Information Technology Excellence

Retirement Legislation Watch

April 9, 2019

In December 2018, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the bi-partisan Retirement Security and Savings Act. With the seating of a new (116th) Congress in January, this bill would need to be re-introduced to be further considered by Congress.

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