Tag Archives: CalPERS

Why a Public Agency Might Want to Add a 401(a) Plan

By Jeff Chang The vast majority of public agencies already maintain a 457(b), or eligible deferred compensation plan. A much smaller number also maintains one or more 401(a) plans in addition. This post discusses some of the reasons a public … Continue reading

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Managing Your Agency’s CalPERS Pension Liabilities

By Jeff Chang Municipal and special district employers, particularly their elected council and board members, continue to express concerns over the size of their agencies’ CalPERS “liabilities” and what can be done to mitigate them. Although there are several strategies … Continue reading

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Is Your Social Security Replacement Plan Up to Snuff?

By Jeff Chang As we previously explained, most public agencies are not automatically subject to Social Security. They have a choice between voluntarily participating in Social Security pursuant to a section 218 agreement, or they can exempt some or all … 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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If You Don’t Have a Section 218 Agreement, Watch Out for the Social Security “Gotcha”

By Jeff Chang A section 218 agreement is an agreement between a state (or its local governments and instrumentalities) and the Social Security Administration providing for participation in Social Security and/or Medicare for designated groups of employees. Participation in a … Continue reading

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