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NAGDCA News - November 18, 2016

NAGDCA is the leading national association representing governmental defined contribution retirement plans. NAGDCA's plan sponsor and service provider members work together to develop educational and informational resources, support legislative and policy initiatives in the interests of its membership, and assist its plan participants in achieving retirement income security.
November 18, 2016 - News & Updates:
Fiduciary Rule Webinar
When: December 14, 2016; 1 p.m. ET

Speakers: The Department of Labor (DOL), Wendy Carter (Segal), Christina Cutlip (TIAA) and Jon Sheiner (Susan J. White & Associates)

Learn about:
  • History/background of the fiduciary rule.
  • Fiduciary rule regulations.
  • Who will be directly/indirectly impacted. 

Click here to view the DOL's FAQ regarding the Fiduciary Rule.

This webinar will be worth one (1) continuing education (CE) credit.
Benchmarking Update - Perspectives in Practice

NAGDCA has launched the new online portal tool!

The report presents a detailed analysis of key operating data from the government defined contribution industry, based on confidential surveys submitted by 62 individual plans representing $116 billion in plan assets and 2.4 million individual plan participants.

Governmental plans who participated in NAGDCA's survey, along with diamond sponsors, have already received access to the online portal free of charge. Access for all others is available for a fee.

For more information on accessing the online portal and to view a copy of the Perspectives in Practice report, please visit NAGDCA at
2017 Membership Renewals

It's time to renew your membership for 2017!

Your support helps NAGDCA continue its mission of being the premier provider of education, information, and training, to support plan sponsors and service providers of government-sponsored defined contribution retirement plans in creating successful retirement security outcomes for their plan participants.
All government primary, industry primary, industry associate, and subscription members will find a dues order/invoice in the membership database. Just follow the steps below to renew online or to print and mail your payment to NAGDCA headquarters.
  1. Log in to your member profile here.
  2. Click on "My Transactions" from the left menu bar.
  3. To pay online - click on "Pay Open Orders" on the far right of the screen. Follow the instructions to make your payment.
To print an an invoice to pay by check - click on the open order in the top section. After the order opens, click on "Print this page" in top right corner.

Dues/invoices are no longer mailed to members. If you don't have your login information, you can obtain it at
Annual Conference Videos Available

Presentations and best practice videos are now available from the NAGDCA 2016 Annual Conference. Click here to view.

Mark your calendars now to attend the annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 24-27, 2017. We look forward to seeing you again next year! 

2017 Contribution Limits

The 2016 contribution limits for 457 and other defined contribution plans will carry over to 2017. To read the latest from the IRS, click here.  
Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) provides for dollar limitations on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans. Section 415(d) requires that the Secretary of the Treasury annually adjust these limits for cost-of-living increases. Other limitations applicable to deferred compensation plans are also affected by these adjustments under § 415. Under § 415(d), the adjustments are to be made under adjustment procedures similar to those used to adjust benefit amounts under § 215(i)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act.
NAGDCA Industry Roundtable
Meeting location:
The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel 

415 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 
Room Rate: $249/night plus tax
For reservations call 202-638-1616 and identify yourself as part of the NAGDCA Industry Roundtable group.

The Industry Roundtable offers industry members a unique opportunity to meet and discuss important legislative and operational issues. The meeting is exclusively for industry members designed to address concerns specific to their needs. We have organized the agenda to provide our members the maximum amount of information and opportunity for creative participation, while at the same time limiting your time away from the office.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Crystal Trimble at or (859) 402-9833. For questions regarding the agenda, please contact Heather Baber at 
or (859) 514-9161 for more information. 

Holiday Observance
NAGDCA headquarters will be closed November 24-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 28. We wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
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InFRE's Retirement InSights and Trends

Congratulations to the winner of a free set of InFRE guides at the conference
Tammy Sullenger of Clallam County Human Resources in the state of Washington.  Tammy was the lucky winner of the drawing at the conference for a set of four InFRE study guides of her choice. 
Earn a Certificate in Public Sector Retirement Plan Administration - New session starting January
InFRE® and NAGDCA's plan sponsor practitioner leadership created the popular Retirement Plan Administration Series specifically for you to study and learn at your desk via live webinar, elearning, audio and print.
Now is the time to get your approvals.  The next module, Fundamentals of Operations, begins in January. You'll attend three 90 minute rebroadcast webinars on Tuesday 1/10/17, 2/14/17, 3/14/17, and receive the print book as well as the downloadable version of each webinar for study and review.  Click here to learn more about Fundamentals of Operations module for $250.
Already know that you want to take the whole series, including the Fundamentals of OperationsCompliance and Ethics, Retirement Plan Design, and Investments modules?  Save 25% when you register for all four modules, just $750! Framable Certificate of Completion and CRC® CE credit awarded upon successful completion of the 12 part series.

Click here for the most recent issue of Retirement InSight and Trends, or click here to subscribe to be sure you never miss an issue. Each issue is good for one CRC®, CFP®, ASPPA, and/or PACE continuing education credit upon successful completion of the online CE quiz. 


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