State and local government pension benefits are paid not from general operating revenues, but from trust funds to which public retirees and their employers contributed while they were working. On a nationwide basis, pension contributions made by state and local governments account for roughly three percent of total spending (see Figure 1). Current pension spending […]
Editor’s note: the following is an excerpt from the white paper “The Secure Choice Pension” by Hank Kim, Esq., Executive Director of the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems, published in September, 2011. The views presented in this paper are not necessarily the views of InFRE but are presented here to help retirement counselors […]
By Betty Meredith, CFA®, CFP®, CRC®
In this ever changing environment – particularly legislative and regulatory changes – there are many challenges that state and local government employers face. This results in an increased need for education and training on the design and administration of primary and supplemental retirement benefits. At the same time, […]
Over 15% of all CRC® Certificants are from the public sector defined benefit and defined contribution communities. The Certified Retirement Counselor Certification® exam tests knowledge of developing and delivering effective education programs that increase the retirement preparedness of American workers. This article provides a look inside what leading public sector retirement plans are doing today […]
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