Category Archives: Governmental plans

Taking Advantage of Governmental Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

By Jeff Chang Many governmental 457(b) deferred compensation and 401(a) defined contribution plan sponsors do not take full advantage of the contribution limits for these plans. To do this, you need to understand: the limits, who they apply to, how … Continue reading

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Understanding the Fees Paid by Your Governmental Retirement Plan

By Jeff Chang There are several fundamental principles and concepts that governmental plan sponsors and fiduciaries need to bear in mind as they select and monitor their plan providers and the fees that these providers charge.

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Rules Governing Your Participant-Directed 457(b) or Defined Contribution 401(a) Plan

By Jeff Chang Many cities and special districts in California maintain one or more defined contribution retirement plans (i.e., a 457(b) or 401(a) plan) in which the participants are given investment responsibility over their respective accounts. However, many agencies are … Continue reading

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Ways to Correct Governmental Plan Problems

By Jeff Chang There are several tools that can be used to correct or fix governmental plan problems. First, some classification. Practically all the retirement plans we discuss are “tax-advantaged” in one form or another. However, within this group, there … Continue reading

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Take Care When Cost-Sharing Under CalPERS

By Jeff Chang With overall required contribution rates increasing at an alarming rate, most CalPERS employers – particularly those with significant “classic” safety populations – are looking for help to pay for these obligations.

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