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2017 National Retirement Security Week

Saving for retirement doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it's actually quite simple with the MO Deferred Comp Plan. Check out our favorite savings tips that can help you along your retirement savings journey.

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2017 Retirement and Savings Survey Results

The survey results are in! This August, deferred comp conducted its annual Retirement and Savings Survey and received over 8,000 responses. Like last year, the survey was sent to three segments of state of Missouri employees: active employees age 35 and under, active employees age 36 and older, and terminated employees (retirees) over age 55. This year the surveys asked more detailed information on debt, expenses, and what financial topics savers would like to learn more about. The feedback received will help MO Deferred Comp better understand participants' needs and ultimately improve education efforts. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's surveys.

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Missouri Stable Income Fund Rate

The Missouri Stable Income Fund annualized credited rate effective fourth quarter 2017 (October 1 - December 31, 2017) will be 2.40%.

Update Your Address Book!

The deferred comp education specialists' contact information has changed! Be sure to update your records with your representative's new email address and phone number.

  • Don Wilson – Central & South-Central Territories
    DonW@mosers.org, 573-644-1263
  • Callie Simmons – Central, West-Central, & Northeastern Territories
    CallieS@mosers.org, 573-644-1265
  • Ronda Peterson – Southeastern Territories
    CallieS@mosers.org, 573-644-1265
  • Dale Rippelmeyer – Eastern Territories
    DaleR@mosers.org, 573-644-1262
  • Deborah Taylor – Southwestern Territories
    DeborahT@mosers.org, 573-644-1264
  • David Gibson – Northwestern Territories
    DavidG@mosers.org, 573-644-1261

Holiday Update

The New York Stock Exchange will be closed after 12 pm on Monday, July 3, 2017 and all day Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. Due to the holiday, transactions submitted via Account Access after 12 pm Central Time (CT) on Monday, July 3, 2017, will be processed as of the close of business on Wednesday July 5. The deferred comp plan’s local office and call center will resume normal business hours on Wednesday July 5th.

Have a fun and safe Independence Day!

Missouri Stable Income Fund Rate

The Missouri Stable Income Fund annualized credited rate effective third quarter 2017 (July 1 - September 30, 2017) will be 2.45%.

State of Missouri Deferred Compensation Plan Wins an Eddy Award Two Years in a Row

For the second year in a row, the State of Missouri Deferred Compensation Plan was awarded a prestigious Eddy Award from Pension & Investments (P&I) magazine at its East Coast Defined Contribution Plan Conference on March 20, 2017. The P&I Eddy Awards recognize the best practices in retirement savings education for defined contribution plan participants. The deferred compensation plan won second-place among public sector nominees in the special projects category.

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Missouri Stable Income Fund Rate

The Missouri Stable Income Fund annualized credited rate effective second quarter 2017 (April 1 - June 30, 2017) will be 2.40%.

America Saves Week 2017



America Saves Week begins Monday, February 27th. Grab your thinking caps and get your buzzer ready, it’s time for a Savings Showdown!

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2016 Year-End Reminders

This update highlights important tax and RMD information for participants receiving distributions from the plan.

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Holiday Update

The New York Stock Exchange will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2016 in observance of Christmas. Due to the holiday, transactions submitted via Account Access after 3:00 pm central time (CT) on Friday, December 23rd and on Monday, December 26th will be processed as of the close of business on Tuesday, December 27th. The local plan office and call center will reopen at 7:30am CT on Tuesday.

Have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

DC Update - 2016 4th Quarter

This year's holiday DC Update, The Twelve Days of Deferred Comp, is just the video to keep you warm (from laughing that is) on this cold December day! Enjoy!

VIEW THE 2016 4th Quarter DC UPDATE

 

Missouri Stable Income Fund Rate

The Missouri Stable Income Fund annualized credited rate effective first quarter 2017 (January 1 - March 31, 2017) will be 2.25%.

MO Deferred Comp Mobile App

Have you been waiting for an easy and convenient way to access the MO Deferred Comp Plan? Your wait is over! Deferred comp just released its NEW mobile app.

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2016 Contribution Improvements

Effective December 18, 2016, future contributions to MO Deferred Comp can only be made in a percentage format. Just like the name suggests, percent-of-pay contributions are a retirement savings amount based on a percentage of your pay. Contributions can be made at a minimum of 1% and adjustments can be made in as little as 0.1% increments. Current dollar-based contributions will remain in a dollar form until a change is made by the saver.

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IRS Contribution Limits Remain Unchanged for 2017

On October 27, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service announced that contribution limits will not change in 2017. Contribution limits are determined by either an increase or decrease in the cost-of-living index and directly affect the amounts a participant can contribute to the State of Missouri Deferred Compensation Plan. Below are the contribution limits for the 2017 tax year.

Maximum Annual Deferral – under age 50 $18,000
Age 50 and Over Catch-up Provision Limit $6,000
Pre-Retirement Catch-up Provision Limit $18,000

For more information, please visit the IRS website.

Your Whole Story

2016 National Retirement Security Week

Saving for retirement doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. Throughout Natoinal Retirement Security Week, we’ll be posting some of our favorite savings tips that can help you along your retirement savings journey.

View NRSW Savings Tips

2016 Retirement and Savings Survey Results

In September, MO Deferred Comp conducted three Retirement and Savings surveys targeting active employees age 35 and under, active employees over age 35, and terminated employees (retirees) over age 55. With nearly 8,000 responses (that’s a 12% response rate), the feedback received has proven to be extremely insightful and will help the plan better understand participants’ needs and ultimately improve education efforts. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s surveys.

View Survey Winners & Results