A Network of Plan Experts
The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc. (NAGDCA) is the premier provider of information and networking opportunities for plan sponsors and service providers of government-sponsored defined contribution retirement plans. Our major events and initiatives including our annual conference, The Public Retirement Research Lab, and National Retirement Security Month help to create successful retirement security outcomes for public plan participants across the country.
In 2020, NAGDCA and the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) launched the Public Retirement Research Lab (PRRL). This collaborative project creates a first-of-its-kind database for public sector defined contribution retirement plan information, which will be used as the primary source of information for cutting-edge retirement research. NAGDCA members who authorize their participation in the PRRL will receive access to the data through our online benchmarking data portal.
NAGDCA’s robust and experienced government membership includes plan sponsors from all around the country representing all sizes of municipality from small towns to state-level agencies. Our industry members are among the very best in the private sector and can offer expertise in plan service and management options. We offer several tools to our plan sponsor and industry members including an open forum, best practices, and comparative tools.
NAGDCA is the only organization in the country that tailors its content and services specifically to your needs as a public sector defined contribution plan sponsor. NAGDCA delivers cutting-edge data, research, and best practices to help make sponsors of 457, 403(b), 401(a) or 401(k) plans be more effective in your role, and deliver better outcomes to your participants. We also help sponsors make personal connections with the brightest minds in the industry, and represent your interests regarding public sector retirement legislation and regulation at the federal level.
For our corporate partners, NAGDCA offers the unique opportunity to share your expertise and make connections across the public sector retirement industry. NAGDCA is the only organization that brings together public plan sponsors and private sector experts to share ideas and create innovative new solutions to help public sector employees achieve a secure retirement. Whether you participate in our marquee annual conference, share your thoughts at our Industry Roundtable, or answer questions in our online member forums, NAGDCA offers you the ability to make an outsized impact in your field.
Use our interactive map to explore our robust membership. See a list of all the plans that are represented through our membership network, specific to each state!
The NAGDCA Annual Conference is the premier government defined contribution event in the nation. Representatives from all levels of state and local government, and our industry partners, gather each year to learn about all aspects of government defined contribution plans – from federal legislation to best practices to new research and trends.
The NAGDCA Industry Roundtable offers our corporate partners the unique opportunity to meet with their peers to share cutting-edge knowledge and best practices in public sector defined contribution retirement plans. Each session is designed to engage industry members with leaders from business, politics, and government to offer key insights into the constantly changing world of public sector retirement.
National Retirement Security Month
National Retirement Security Week (NRSM) is a federally sponsored initiative celebrated during the month of October that aims raise public awareness of the importance of saving for retirement, educate participants about the various tax-preferred retirement vehicles, increase personal financial literacy, and engage the people of the United States on the keys to success in achieving and maintaining retirement security throughout their lifetimes.
NAGDCA employs a full-time government affairs director to advocate for your interests in federal legislative and regulatory matters. In the past year, he has successfully lobbied Congress to prevent harmful provisions from being included in the federal tax reform bill, and met with key staff on both the House and Senate Finance Committees to lobby for the inclusion of NAGDCA’s Legislative Priorities in future laws.
The IRS has published an issue snapshot discussing catch-up contributions in 403(b) plans. 403(b) plans may permit participants to make age-50 catch-up contributions, which are also allowed in 401(k) and [...]