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Facing Down the Most Damaging Risks to Your Plan’s Reputation
Facing Down the Most Damaging Risks to Your Plan’s ReputationAs a public sector DC plan sponsor, what keeps you up at night? If you are like many sponsors, operational risk, a broad and complex category of potential exposures, will …, November 20, 2019fiduciary-responsibility plan-governancewebinar
Retaining Retirees and Those Nearing Retirement
Retaining Retirees and Those Nearing RetirementParticipants have spent decades preparing for the much-anticipated day they can retire. As that day approaches, participants typically experience anxiety on how to navigate the decision-making process to ensure a …, , , September 11, 2019communication education participant-engagement plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
Financial Wellness
Financial WellnessHistorically, wellness was comprised solely of physical health and plan sponsors focused on helping employees improve their physical numbers (i.e., blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol). Today, a more holistic approach …, , , September 11, 2019communication participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
Asset Allocation Techniques during the Accumulation Phase
Asset Allocation Techniques during the Accumulation PhaseThe first question most participants have once they elect to defer to their retirement via a defined contribution plan is, “Where should I put my money?” Studies have shown that …, September 11, 2019investments plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Shlomo Benartzi
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Shlomo BenartziThe Digital Fiduciary: Online Behavior and Retirement Success In this talk, acclaimed behavioral economist Shlomo Benartzi will reveal how we can apply the latest behavioral economics research to help participants …, September 10, 2019participant-engagement technologyconference-presentation
Fiduciary Diligence, Best Practices, Lawsuits and Lessons Learned
Fiduciary Diligence, Best Practices, Lawsuits and Lessons LearnedIt is essential for plan sponsors to understand their fiduciary duties in the context of our industry’s current landscape, including the potential for conflicts of interest, to achieve the best …, September 10, 2019fiduciary-responsibility plan-governanceconference-presentation
Cyber Security
Cyber SecurityCyber security is simultaneously one of the most pressing, and most confusing, topics in the defined contribution industry. Record keepers and asset managers must confront a global landscape of current …, September 9, 2019cybersecurity plan-governanceconference-presentation
Leveraging Technology and Participant Tools
Leveraging Technology and Participant ToolsNew technology continues to alter everything in our lives, including how participants track and manage their portfolios. As we age and the pace of our lives change, enhanced tools may …, , September 9, 2019participant-engagement participant-services technology plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
How DB Plan Pressures Impact DC Plans
How DB Plan Pressures Impact DC PlansFor many, a key benefit of working in the public sector is the availability of a defined benefit plan that provides guaranteed monthly income in retirement. Across the country, many …, September 9, 2019plan-administration plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
Fees and the RFP Process
Fees and the RFP ProcessThe formal Request for Proposal (RFP) process can be a cumbersome and lengthy process that many plan sponsors dread, but it is an essential best practice for plan fiduciaries to …, , September 9, 2019plan-administration rfp service-providersconference-presentation
Successful Communication Campaigns
Successful Communication CampaignsThe concept of retirement can be difficult for many participants to conceptualize because it is not a part of their immediate future. High competition for a participant’s attention and the …, September 9, 2019communication participant-engagementconference-presentation
Role of Fixed Income Investments in a Portfolio
Role of Fixed Income Investments in a PortfolioFixed income investments can play several key roles in a portfolio from minimizing market volatility to creating income in retirement. The industry continues to focus on solving the decumulation phase …, September 9, 2019investments plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
Equity Investment Options
Equity Investment OptionsEquities can play a pivotal role in the long-term success of a retirement plan. This session will discuss what asset classes to include in a core lineup along with a …, September 9, 2019investments plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
Keynote Speaker - Matt Johnson, The Impossible Company
Keynote Speaker – Matt Johnson, The Impossible CompanyThe Impossible Dream: How Storytelling Transforms Us In this keynote, Matt reveals the transformative power of story. Leveraging his experience as a published author and corporate storyteller, Matt explains how …, September 9, 2019communication participant-engagementconference-presentation
Board/Committee Membership, Governance & Best Practices
Board/Committee Membership, Governance & Best PracticesProper plan oversight and operation is essential in maintaining governance on a governmental defined contribution plan. The most common form of plan governance involves the creation of a specialized board …, , September 8, 2019board-members fiduciary-responsibility plan-governanceconference-presentation
Intro to DC Plans
Intro to DC PlansLearn about the primary concepts related to achieving successful outcomes in a defined contribution plan. This session may be particularly beneficial to government or industry professionals new to working with …, , , September 8, 2019participant-engagement plan-administration plan-design-and-structure plan-governanceconference-presentation
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State of New Hampshire – National Retirement Security MonthStarting October 1 through October 31, 2018, the New Hampshire Deferred Compensation Plan recognized National Retirement Security Week (NRSW) as a month-long event to educate and inform participants about getting …August 7, 2019nrswaward-winner
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State of Hawaii – Maui Employee Benefits Fair Celebrates National Retirement Security WeekThe Island $avings Plan held an employee benefits fair to celebrate and promote National Retirement Security Week (NRSW) (October 21–27, 2018) for Maui State and County Employees on October 23, …August 7, 2019nrswaward-winner
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Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) – Explore Your Financial Future – PERS/OSGP Expo ’18The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and the Oregon Savings Growth Plan (OSGP) are two retirement plan benefits provided by the State of Oregon for its employees. PERS serves …August 7, 2019nrswaward-winner
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ERS of Texas – Texa$aver Get Financially Fit National Retirement Security Month CampaignIn October 2018, ERS wanted to educate and inform participants about the benefits of the Texa$aver 401(k) / 457 Program during National Retirement Security Week. In order to reach as …August 7, 2019nrswaward-winner
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City of Los Angeles Deferred Compensation Plan – NRSW “Name That Year!”National Retirement Security Week is a perfect opportunity to engage all of the City’s 45,000 plus employees who are eligible or already participating in the City’s Deferred Compensation Plan (Plan). …August 7, 2019nrswaward-winner
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Virginia Retirement System – Hybrid 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Voluntary Contribution Savings InitiativeIn 2018, the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) successfully promoted the importance of saving more for retirement to Hybrid Retirement Plan members through the launch of four initiatives; GoHybrid, Enhanced Active …, August 7, 2019participant-engagement technologyaward-winner
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State of California Savings Plus – One Minute Video Multichannel CampaignSavings Plus produced five “One Minute Videos” that generated over 10,028 interactions and 48,570 social impressions. This equates to approximately $446,400 in annual increased assets and a reduction of over …, , August 7, 2019communication participant-engagement technologyaward-winner
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Ohio Deferred Compensation – Crowdsourcing for Website DesignOne of Ohio Deferred Compensation’s unique aspects is its internally managed recordkeeping system, rather than the more common practice of outsourcing this function to a service provider. Over the past …, August 7, 2019participant-engagement technologyaward-winner
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Nassau County Deferred Compensation Plan – Web Registration and Financial Wellness Online Platform UpgradeAccording to a 2016 PWC Employee Financial Wellness survey, 78% of Human Resources professionals say financial issues impact employees’ performance. And 28% of employees say financial stress affects their health. …, August 7, 2019participant-engagement technologyaward-winner
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City of Austin – Automated Emails and Digital Enroll CampaignKnowing their participants and employees prefer digital forms of communication, the City of Austin Deferred Compensation Committee, in partnership with Empower Retirement, is focusing on technological and digital solutions to …, , August 7, 2019communication participant-engagement technologyaward-winner
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Wyoming Retirement System – Deemed IRAThe Wyoming Retirement System had known of the benefits of adding a deemed IRA to its 457 Plan for several years, and formally discussed it as early as 2013. There …, August 7, 2019investments plan-design-and-structureaward-winner
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State of North Carolina – GoalMaker 2.0 Implementation & Investment ChangesPlan design changes are a fact of life. Yet launching an enhanced investment lineup in tandem with revamping and expanding a custom asset allocation program while enhancing its glidepath—that ultimately …, August 7, 2019investments plan-design-and-structureaward-winner
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San Mateo County – Automatic Enrollment & Auto-Escalate to Boost Savings RatesIn 2016, San Mateo County implemented a provision to automatically enroll new hires at a 1% deferral rate. As a result of this effort, the County witnessed participation rates increase …, August 7, 2019plan-design-and-structure plan-featuresaward-winner
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New York State Deferred Compensation Plan – Online Enrollment Solution LaunchAs the nation’s largest deferred compensation plan, the complexity of having more than 1,900 participating employers and individual pay centers is unique when fitting this structure into a linear technology …, August 7, 2019participant-services plan-design-and-structureaward-winner
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MOSERS – Transitioning Education Specialists to MOSERS EmployeesIn July 2017, the State of Missouri Deferred Compensation Plan transitioned six field representative positions, otherwise known as education specialists, from the record keeper to MOSERS employees. This transition helped …, August 7, 2019participant-services plan-design-and-structureaward-winner
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State of Alaska – Putting Alaskans on the path to financial readiness: winning the game of retirementThe State of Alaska’s strategic focus on helping their employees understand the importance of planning for their future and winning the game of retirement has made a marked difference in …, , August 7, 2019communication education participant-engagementaward-winner
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) – Transition CampaignThe Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides public transit services to Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. SEPTA transitioned their 457(b) Plan to Prudential Retirement effective August 3, 2018. …, , , August 7, 2019communication education participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structureaward-winner
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NYC Health + Hospitals – Enrollment CampaignThis multimedia campaign was developed to increase participation in the TDA Program. Leveraging clean graphics and landmark New York City photos, we encouraged various groups of employees to enroll in …, , August 7, 2019communication education participant-engagementaward-winner
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ERS of Texas – Texa$aver Two-Step CampaignWhen ERS wanted to educate and inform eligible state employees and current participants about the benefits of the Texa$aver 401(k) / 457 Program during their summer enrollment period, they required …, , August 7, 2019communication education participant-engagementaward-winner
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City of Milwaukee – 2018 Healthy Rewards ProgramDuring 2018, the City of Milwaukee included the Deferred Compensation Plan and Voya Financial as part of its financial wellness component of our Healthy Rewards Program (the City’s incentive-based wellness …, , , August 7, 2019communication education participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structureaward-winner
Goals, Data, and Improving Participant Outcomes
Goals, Data, and Improving Participant OutcomesPresenter Daniel Powell, Senior Personnel Analyst with the City of Los Angeles shares methods for using goals and data-driven processes to drive improved retirement outcomes for defined contribution plan participants. …, , July 10, 2019participant-engagement participant-services technology plan-design-and-structurewebinar
Data-Driven Communication Strategies
Data-Driven Communication StrategiesPresenter Jeff Hutson, Chief Communication Officer of Indiana Public Retirement System, shares an overview of a standard communication process and strategies for incorporating research. Jeff provides practical methods and examples …, , April 10, 2019communication participant-engagement technologywebinar
Ignite NAGDCA 2018
Ignite NAGDCA 2018This session featured a series of rapid-fire presentations from representatives of many of the conference session panels. The 5-minute presentations provided a quick overview and highlighted the key takeaways of …, , , September 26, 2018participant-engagement plan-administration plan-design-and-structure plan-governanceconference-presentation
Keynote Speaker - Punam Keller, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Keynote Speaker – Punam Keller, Tuck School of Business at DartmouthFeelings and Choice Our inability or reluctance to make very important and inevitable financial decisions is shocking, especially when no one else can make such decisions for us. Conventional wisdom …September 26, 2018participant-engagementconference-presentation
Success by Design: Innovation in Investment Lineups and Plan Design
Success by Design: Innovation in Investment Lineups and Plan DesignInvestment lineups and plan design are two critical parts of a successful government DC plan program. These two facets must work together in order to help participants make the right …, September 25, 2018investments plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
Holistic Retirement: Money, Purpose, Health
Holistic Retirement: Money, Purpose, HealthThere is more to a happy retirement than just the retirement party and leisure activities. We spend decades planning for the day we retire. Participants have thought little about what …, September 25, 2018participant-engagement plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
Best Practices & Lessons Learned from Private Sector Defined Contribution Plans
Best Practices & Lessons Learned from Private Sector Defined Contribution PlansAlthough governmental defined contribution plans are not subject to the rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), many such plans use ERISA rules as a best …, , September 25, 2018plan-administration plan-design-and-structure plan-governanceconference-presentation
Generational Education & Communication
Generational Education & CommunicationWhy is it beneficial to provide specialized education to different age-cohorts or generations of employees – from Millennials to Gen-X to Boomers? Varying generations of employees may comprehend messaging regarding …, , September 25, 2018communication education participant-engagementconference-presentation
Keynote Speaker - Gary DeMoss, Invesco Consulting
Keynote Speaker – Gary DeMoss, Invesco ConsultingReDefined Contribution Plans: Engaging Participants with Clarity How can you help participants make better decisions? Choose your words carefully. From fees to target date funds, this session will explore commonly …, , September 25, 2018communication participant-engagement technologyconference-presentation
The Emerging Cyber Threat: How Plan Sponsors Can Prepare for Tomorrow’s Threats
The Emerging Cyber Threat: How Plan Sponsors Can Prepare for Tomorrow’s ThreatsCyber-attacks are an ever-present danger in our modern age, but how prepared are plan sponsors to deal with the current, and future, threat environment? Our diverse panel of experts will …, September 24, 2018cybersecurity plan-governanceconference-presentation
Winning Enrollment Techniques and Challenges
Winning Enrollment Techniques and ChallengesIs the size of your eligible and not participating population a concern in your supplemental retirement savings plan? No automatic enrollment feature? Do you have automatic enrollment and are you …, , , , September 24, 2018communication participant-engagement plan-design-and-structure plan-features technologyconference-presentation
Identifying & Solving for Retirement Income - What to do with that retirement nest egg...
Identifying & Solving for Retirement Income – What to do with that retirement nest egg…Defined contribution plan sponsors have developed many strategies for helping participants accumulate sufficient assets for retirement. But what about spending in retirement? Arguably, plan participants may need even more help …, , September 24, 2018participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance Investment Criteria
ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance Investment CriteriaToday it appears that ESG investing is here to stay and that it will be a focus for many years to come. The rationale behind ESG investing is not in …, September 24, 2018investments plan-design-and-structureconference-presentation
The Emerging Cyber Threat: How Plan Sponsors Can Prepare for Tomorrow’s Threats
The Emerging Cyber Threat: How Plan Sponsors Can Prepare for Tomorrow’s ThreatsCyber-attacks are an ever-present danger in our modern age, but how prepared are plan sponsors to deal with the current, and future, threat environment? Our diverse panel of experts will …September 24, 2018cybersecurity plan-governanceconference-presentation
Intro to DC Plans
Intro to DC PlansThis program focuses on the primary concepts related to achieving successful outcomes in a defined contribution plan. It may be particularly beneficial to government or industry professionals new to working …, , , September 23, 2018participant-engagement plan-administration plan-design-and-structure plan-governanceconference-presentation
NAGDCA 2018 Perspectives In Practice Survey Summary Report
NAGDCA 2018 Perspectives In Practice Survey Summary Report2018 NAGDCA Benchmarking Survey Summary Report, August 13, 2018benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Graduate from Your Student Loans
Graduate from Your Student LoansThis four page publication developed for participants by the 2018 NAGDCA Participant Engagement Committee outlines the basics of student loan repayment options and the price of deferring retirement contributions., August 10, 2018communication participant-engagementpublication
Reaching Retirement Readiness
Reaching Retirement ReadinessThis four page publication developed for participants by the 2018 NAGDCA Participant Engagement Committee outlines the basic steps to building a retirement readiness plan., August 8, 2018communication participant-engagementpublication
Measuring Success/Benchmarking
Measuring Success/BenchmarkingNAGDCA’s first webinar of 2018 covers the topic of measuring success through benchmarking. The speakers discuss the importance of benchmarking data and the uses of data for both industry providers …, , March 22, 2018participant-engagement plan-administration plan-design-and-structurewebinar
NRSW Logo
NRSW LogoNational Retirement Security Week logo for use in promotional items. Each year NAGDCA works with members of Congress to pass a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Retirement …January 16, 2018nrsw
Successful Strategy for Effective Marketing Initiatives
Successful Strategy for Effective Marketing InitiativesWith better engagement strategies, plans will note increased participation, higher contribution rates, and decreased expense to participants based on economies of scale and lower expense ratios on investment products. This …, September 13, 2017communication participant-engagementpublication
NAGDCA 2017 Perspectives In Practice Detailed Report
NAGDCA 2017 Perspectives In Practice Detailed Report2017 NAGDCA Benchmarking Survey Report, August 13, 2017benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Cybersecurity: Are Public DC Plans At Risk?
Cybersecurity: Are Public DC Plans At Risk?Defined contribution plan participants face an ever-evolving, ever-changing landscape of cyber related threats due to the multiple layers of personally identifiable information (PII) being shared between plan sponsors, recordkeepers, and …June 12, 2017cybersecurity plan-governancepublication
IRS Audits
IRS AuditsThis white paper explores how employers can prepare for an IRS Audit of their 403(b) and/ or 457(b) Plan, potential areas of focus during an IRS examination, and best practices …September 12, 2016plan-administrationpublication
NAGDCA 2016 Perspectives In Practice Detailed Report
NAGDCA 2016 Perspectives In Practice Detailed Report2016 NAGDCA Benchmarking Survey Report, August 19, 2016benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Fiduciary Responsibility Brochure & Checklist
Fiduciary Responsibility Brochure & ChecklistNAGDCA created this Fiduciary Responsibility Brochure to guide you, a fiduciary of a governmental participant directed DC plan, through the basic fiduciary responsibilities imposed upon plan sponsors. It provides a …, August 12, 2016fiduciary-responsibility plan-governancepublication
NRSW - Your Whole Story Campaign Materials
NRSW – Your Whole Story Campaign MaterialsIn 2016, NAGDCA engaged NARPP to develop a communications theme and campaign to be used by plan sponsors for National Retirement Security Week. Information about the campaign and all campaign …July 16, 2016nrsw
Using Auto-Enroll to Improve Participant Outcomes
Using Auto-Enroll to Improve Participant OutcomesEmployees tend to look for guidance from their employer when it comes to employee benefits. Employers can set an important precedent by offering an automatic enrollment arrangement and impressing upon …, , June 12, 2016participant-engagement plan-design-and-structure plan-featurespublication
NAGDCA 2015 Survey II National Report
NAGDCA 2015 Survey II National Report2015 NAGDCA Benchmarking Survey Summary Report, September 13, 2015benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
The RFP Process...Checks and Balances
The RFP Process…Checks and BalancesThe focus of this paper is to provide an outline of best practices a Plan Sponsor can utilize to undertake a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for 457(b), 401(a), 403(b),  …, , September 12, 2015plan-administration rfp service-providerspublication
NAGDCA 2015 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2015 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results, August 13, 2015benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Factoring Health Care Costs Into Your Retirement Plan
Factoring Health Care Costs Into Your Retirement PlanWhile most of the preceding information is well known, the “hidden challenge” facing most workers after they retire is: Out-of-pocket health care costs in retirement may be greater than they …, August 12, 2015participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structurepublication
Generational Differences: Ready or Not-Retirement?
Generational Differences: Ready or Not-Retirement?This NAGDCA publication serves as a handy checklist for plan sponsors to better understand the behaviors, attitudes and communication preferences each demographic group has when it comes to retirement planning. …, August 12, 2015communication participant-engagementpublication
NAGDCA 2014 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2014 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2014benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2014 Survey I National Report
NAGDCA 2014 Survey I National Report, December 13, 2014benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2014 Survey I Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2014 Survey I Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2014benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Engagement, Communications, and Confronting the "Information Age Tidal Wave"
Engagement, Communications, and Confronting the “Information Age Tidal Wave”Our goal in providing this publication is to assist you with understanding the many different facets of the “Information Age Tidal Wave” by  investigating the following: Challenges of Traditional Communication …, September 12, 2014communication participant-engagementpublication
A Primer on New Board Member Orientations and Education
A Primer on New Board Member Orientations and EducationSome Boards turn over membership with every election while some have little turnover caused more by retirement than replacement. Regardless, there is no cookie cutter approach to new member orientation …, September 12, 2014board-members plan-governancepublication
NAGDCA 2014 Survey II National Report
NAGDCA 2014 Survey II National Report, August 13, 2014benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Plan Transition Best Practices Guide
Plan Transition Best Practices GuideThis “Best Practices Guide – Plan Transition” publication is one in a series of guides designed as a resource for state and local government administrators of defined contribution plans. Our …, , July 23, 2014plan-administration rfp service-providerspublication
Target Date Funds
Target Date FundsIn this publication, we will provide a review of the current state of TDFs, pointing out trends in usage and changes in the types of funds available. We will also …, July 12, 2014investments plan-design-and-structurepublication
Improving Retirement Readiness for Public Employees
Improving Retirement Readiness for Public EmployeesA white paper prepared for NAGDCA by The International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE). As millions more state and local government employees (public sector employees) begin to share the retirement …, June 12, 2014participant-engagement plan-design-and-structurepublication
NAGDCA 2013 Survey II National Report
NAGDCA 2013 Survey II National Report, December 13, 2013benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2013 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2013 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2013benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2013 Survey I National Report
NAGDCA 2013 Survey I National Report, December 13, 2013benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2013 Survey I Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2013 Survey I Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2013benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2013 Participant Near Retirement Survey Results
NAGDCA 2013 Participant Near Retirement Survey Results, December 13, 2013benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Plan Sponsor Education Best Practices Guide
Plan Sponsor Education Best Practices GuideThis “Best Practices Guide – Plan Sponsor Education” publication is one in a series of guides designed as a resource for state and local government administrators of defined contribution plans. …September 23, 2013plan-administrationpublication
Participant Engagement Best Practices Guide
Participant Engagement Best Practices GuideThis “Best Practices Guide – Participant Engagement” publication is one in a series of guides designed as a resource for state and local government administrators of defined contribution plans. Our …, , , September 23, 2013communication education participant-engagement technologypublication
Plan Design Best Practices Guide
Plan Design Best Practices GuideThis “Best Practices Guide – Plan Design” publication is one in a series of guides designed as a resource for state and local government administrators of defined contribution plans. Our …, , , September 23, 2013investments participant-services plan-design-and-structure plan-featurespublication
Plan Governance Best Practices Guide
Plan Governance Best Practices GuideThis “Best Practices Guide – Plan Governance” publication is one in a series of guides designed as a resource for state and local government administrators of defined contribution plans. Our …, , , September 23, 2013board-members cybersecurity fiduciary-responsibility plan-governancepublication
Plan Administration Best Practices Guide
Plan Administration Best Practices GuideThis “Best Practices Guide – Plan Administration” publication is the first in a series of guides designed as a resource for state and local government administrators of defined contribution plans. …, , September 23, 2013plan-administration rfp service-providerspublication
Retirement Income Strategies or Retirement Savings Plans Are Not Just About Saving Anymore
Retirement Income Strategies or Retirement Savings Plans Are Not Just About Saving AnymoreThe purpose of this paper is to provide plan sponsors and other interested parties with a broad overview of potential retirement income strategies, the considerations of prudent implementation, and general …, July 12, 2013participant-engagement plan-design-and-structurepublication
NAGDCA 2012 Survey II National Report
NAGDCA 2012 Survey II National Report, December 13, 2012benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2012 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2012 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2012benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2012 Survey I National Report
NAGDCA 2012 Survey I National Report, December 13, 2012benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2012 Survey I Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2012 Survey I Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2012benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2012 Hardship Loans RMD SRI Survey Results
NAGDCA 2012 Hardship Loans RMD SRI Survey Results, December 13, 2012benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Government 457(b) Primer
Government 457(b) PrimerThe following issue brochure provides a brief overview of the features and rules applicable to governmental 457(b) plans. It is meant to serve as an introductory foundation to the inner …, September 12, 2012plan-administration plan-design-and-structurepublication
Evolving Role of DC Plans in Public Sector
Evolving Role of DC Plans in Public SectorAs public sector employees face greater financial pressures and employers continue to make changes to primary pension plans, it is time to review the role and design of defined contribution …, , , September 1, 2012investments plan-administration plan-design-and-structure plan-featurespublication
Stable Value Options and Alternatives
Stable Value Options and AlternativesThe recent capital markets global recession and resulting de-leveraging has impacted StableValue Funds. Long accepted methods of structuring and delivering stable value products to defined contribution investors have been altered …, August 12, 2012investments plan-design-and-structurepublication
Rising to the Challenge of the New Fee Disclosure Requirements: A Practical Guide
Rising to the Challenge of the New Fee Disclosure Requirements: A Practical GuideThis paper explores the value to public DC plan sponsors of adhering to fee disclosures, as well as best practices in adherence. The vendor and the participant fee disclosures will …, , , May 12, 2012fiduciary-responsibility plan-administration plan-design-and-structure service-providers plan-governancepublication
NAGDCA 2011 Survey II National Report
NAGDCA 2011 Survey II National Report, December 13, 2011benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2011 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2011 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2011benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2011 Survey I National Report
NAGDCA 2011 Survey I National Report, December 13, 2011benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2011 Survey I Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2011 Survey I Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2011benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2011 S&P Indices Survey Results
NAGDCA 2011 S&P Indices Survey Results, December 13, 2011benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Evolution of Plan Investment Structures and Advisory Services
Evolution of Plan Investment Structures and Advisory ServicesToday, the focus seems to be on moving toward more simplistic retirement plan structures. While we are not likely to return to the days of monthly valuation and three menu …, , August 12, 2011investments participant-services plan-design-and-structurepublication
Plan Sponsors: Meeting Your Fiduciary Responsibilities
Plan Sponsors: Meeting Your Fiduciary ResponsibilitiesNAGDCA has created this brochure to provide you, a fiduciary of a participant directed defined contribution plan, with general information that you may find helpful in complying with your fiduciary …, June 12, 2011fiduciary-responsibility plan-governancepublication
New Roth Contributions Feature for Governmental 457(B) Plans
New Roth Contributions Feature for Governmental 457(B) PlansThis issue brief covers the basics of Roth contributions, distributions, and in-plan rollovers/conversions., , May 12, 2011investments plan-design-and-structure plan-featurespublication
NAGDCA 2010 Survey II National Report
NAGDCA 2010 Survey II National Report, December 13, 2010benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2010 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2010 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2010benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2010 Survey I National Report
NAGDCA 2010 Survey I National Report, December 13, 2010benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2010 Survey I Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2010 Survey I Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2010benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2010 Roth 457 Survey Summary
NAGDCA 2010 Roth 457 Survey Summary, December 13, 2010benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Evolution of the Government Deferred Compensation Plan Market: The Road Toward Retirement Sufficiency
Evolution of the Government Deferred Compensation Plan Market: The Road Toward Retirement SufficiencyMany public and non-profit employers provide tax sheltered retirement saving programs for their employees. In the public sector these voluntary arrangements typically supplement defined benefit plans. This paper will trace …, August 12, 2010plan-administration plan-design-and-structurepublication
Building a DC Investment Menu in a Changing Risk Environment
Building a DC Investment Menu in a Changing Risk EnvironmentThe development of an investment structure, selection of investment managers, and the oversight of those managers is one of the most important and visible responsibilities of defined contribution or deferred …, , May 12, 2010board-members investments plan-design-and-structure plan-governancepublication
NAGDCA 2009 Survey II National Report
NAGDCA 2009 Survey II National Report, December 13, 2009benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2009 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results
NAGDCA 2009 Survey II Detailed Overall Survey Results, December 13, 2009benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2009 Survey I National Report
NAGDCA 2009 Survey I National Report, December 13, 2009benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2009 Survey I Detailed Overall Results
NAGDCA 2009 Survey I Detailed Overall Results, December 13, 2009benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
Consideration of DB Features for DC Plans Guide
Consideration of DB Features for DC Plans GuideVarious studies have concluded that DC plans under-perform DB plans by as much as 1 to 2% per year due to the combined impact of inferior asset allocation by plan …, , October 12, 2009plan-administration plan-design-and-structure plan-featurespublication
Plan Sponsor Basics for Retirees
Plan Sponsor Basics for RetireesPlan sponsors often design communication and education efforts to be applicable to a broad range of active participants. However, as participants near retirement or enter into retirement, their needs and …, , , August 12, 2009communication participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structurepublication
Building Participant Confidence in a Challenging Market Environment
Building Participant Confidence in a Challenging Market EnvironmentTo keep participants focused on the long term, communicating early and often is essential. In this publication, NAGDCA will share some thoughts on the following questions to help you build …, , August 12, 2009communication participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structurepublication
Is “Your Mattress” a Valid Retirement Savings Option?
Is “Your Mattress” a Valid Retirement Savings Option?This brochure reviews two of the more common investment options and the implications of these investment options for both the participant and the Plan Sponsor. The brochure ends with a …, May 12, 2009investments plan-design-and-structurepublication
NAGDCA 2008 Survey Results Loans Hardship Withdrawal
NAGDCA 2008 Survey Results Loans Hardship Withdrawal, December 13, 2008benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2008 Survey II National Survey
NAGDCA 2008 Survey II National Survey, December 13, 2008benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2008 II Survey Detailed Results
NAGDCA 2008 II Survey Detailed Results, December 13, 2008benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2008 Survey I National Report
NAGDCA 2008 Survey I National Report, December 13, 2008benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
NAGDCA 2008 Survey Detailed Overall Results
NAGDCA 2008 Survey Detailed Overall Results, December 13, 2008benchmarking-archives datasurvey-data-report
How Catch-up Contributions Work in Multi-Plan Environments
How Catch-up Contributions Work in Multi-Plan EnvironmentsThe Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) expanded the “catchup” concept by adding the Age 50+ Catch-up, and making it available to 401(k), 403(b) and governmental …October 12, 2008plan-design-and-structurepublication
Similarities and Differences of Hardship Distributions Among Defined Contribution Plans
Similarities and Differences of Hardship Distributions Among Defined Contribution PlansSection 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans may permit participants to take in-service withdrawals because of situations that result in a financial hardship. Although the requirements for distributions for financial hardship …, October 12, 2008participant-services plan-design-and-structurepublication
Mutual Fund Scandals: Action Items for Public Sector DC Plan Sponsors
Mutual Fund Scandals: Action Items for Public Sector DC Plan SponsorsThe ethical scandals that erupted last year involving some of the nation’s largest mutual fund companies have unleashed a torrent of legal actions,  regulatory and legislative activity. As a result, …, October 12, 2008investments plan-design-and-structurepublication
Federal Income Tax Withholding/Reporting Requirements for Section 457 Distributions
Federal Income Tax Withholding/Reporting Requirements for Section 457 DistributionsPrior to January 1, 1999, all section 457(b) plans were considered unfunded. As a result, plan assets were considered property of the employer which was subject to the claims of …October 12, 2008plan-administrationpublication
Are You Ready To Retire? 
Are You Ready To Retire? This issue brief developed for plan participants explores key questions individuals should ask themselves when considering retirement. Their answers to the questions help determine their savings rate and personal investment …, , August 12, 2008communication education participant-engagementpublication
Limits and Coordination of Retirement Savings Plans
Limits and Coordination of Retirement Savings PlansBecause of the impact on tax revenues, the federal government has established strict limits to the amount participants can contribute to tax favored programs. Many of our participants have multiple …, August 12, 2008plan-administration plan-design-and-structurepublication
The Automation of DC Plans (Auto Enrollment, Contributions, and Qualified Default Options)
The Automation of DC Plans (Auto Enrollment, Contributions, and Qualified Default Options)DC plans were created to be optional savings plans, designed to supplement the retirement income stream supplied by a defined benefit pension plan and social security. The idea that “if …, August 12, 2008plan-design-and-structure plan-featurespublication
403(b) Plans Frequently Asked Questions
403(b) Plans Frequently Asked Questions403(b) Plans Frequently Asked QuestionsApril 12, 2008plan-administrationpublication
Guide to Lifestyle/Lifecycle Funds for Asset Allocation
Guide to Lifestyle/Lifecycle Funds for Asset AllocationIt is well known that an investor’s asset allocation strategy (how much they allocate to different asset classes) has a tremendous impact on performance, risk, and their final wealth outcome. …August 12, 2007investments plan-design-and-structurepublication
Retirement Plan Fees: Comparison Shopping the Costs of Investment
Retirement Plan Fees: Comparison Shopping the Costs of InvestmentSaving for retirement is an important goal. Making choices around where one chooses to invest is part of this process. Of equal importance is understanding and effectively managing the cost …, , , August 12, 2007education investments participant-engagement plan-design-and-structurepublication
Potential Risks in Insufficiently Planning for Retirement
Potential Risks in Insufficiently Planning for RetirementIn 2007 NAGDCA developed a Retirement Income task force to review current issues/risks that directly and indirectly affect plan participants in their post-retirement years. In looking at these issues it …, August 12, 2007education participant-engagementpublication
Retiree Health Savings Plans For Public Sector Employers
Retiree Health Savings Plans For Public Sector EmployersIt is the purpose of this paper to examine the role defined contribution retiree health savings vehicles may play as a means for addressing the funding of retiree health care …, , August 12, 2007participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structurepublication
457(b) Plan Administrator’s Guide to Unforeseeable Emergency Withdrawals
457(b) Plan Administrator’s Guide to Unforeseeable Emergency WithdrawalsWhile 457(b) plans typically offer an unforeseeable emergency withdrawal option, most plan sponsors would agree that this feature is one of the most difficult to administer. This Guide is intended …, , June 12, 2007participant-services plan-administration plan-design-and-structurepublication
Investment Advice to Defined Contribution Plan Participants
Investment Advice to Defined Contribution Plan ParticipantsUpdate on impact of Department of Labor Advisory Opinion 2001-09a and the Pension Protection Act of 2006, , March 12, 2007participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structurepublication
Fiduciary Checklist
Fiduciary ChecklistThis checklist has been prepared to identify the 35 key steps that fiduciaries should follow to meet their fiduciary obligations to the retirement plan and its participants., December 12, 2006fiduciary-responsibility plan-governancepublication
Effect of Qualified Employee Military Leave on Employee Benefit Plans
Effect of Qualified Employee Military Leave on Employee Benefit PlansThis publication reviews key aspects of USERRA and its impact on an employee’s participation in employee benefit plans, including retirement (i.e., 401(a), 403(b), 457, 401(k) plans) and health plans, as …, , September 12, 2006participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structurepublication
Preparing and Evaluating A Request for Proposals: How to Select a Vendor 
Preparing and Evaluating A Request for Proposals: How to Select a Vendor This brochure will discuss: Steps for preparing an RFP Evaluating proposals Selecting a vendor While volumes could be written on each of these topics, this brochure is intended to offer …, , August 12, 2006plan-administration rfp service-providerspublication
Asset Allocation is a Diversification Strategy
Asset Allocation is a Diversification StrategyThis brochure has been prepared to discuss: why diversification and asset allocation are important in defined contribution plans what are the asset classes generally used in defined contribution plans what …December 12, 2005investments plan-design-and-structurepublication
Issues in Retiree Health Coverage
Issues in Retiree Health CoverageThe promise of retiree health coverage, long a mainstay through government and private – public sector employer support, is in rapid decline. For private employers the decline started in the …, October 12, 2005participant-engagement plan-design-and-structurepublication
Retirement Plan Expenses Uncovered
Retirement Plan Expenses UncoveredThis paper will discuss: The types of costs that retirement plan sponsors generally or could potentially incur, allowing them the opportunity to go back to their vendors and review their …, , , October 12, 2005investments plan-administration plan-design-and-structure service-providerspublication
Investment Guidance Versus Investment Advice
Investment Guidance Versus Investment AdviceThis brochure: Explains the differences between investment guidance and advice Illustrates the types of advice available today Explores concerns that employers face when considering advice alternatives Describes the selection and …, , October 12, 2005participant-engagement participant-services plan-design-and-structurepublication