November 15, 2017

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One2018 Tier 2 wage cap increases 
For 2018, Tier 2 member wages do not include compensation in excess of $113,644.91.
Employers will continue to report earnings over $113,644.91 but will not withhold any IMRF contributions for wages above the cap. IMRF will not accept contributions for 2018 wages over $113,644.91 for Tier 2 members.
The wage cap period is based on the calendar year, regardless of your employer's fiscal year. If a member reaches the 2018 wage cap, the employer must:
  1. Stop withholding member contributions from the member's paycheck.
  2. Keep reporting the member's wages to IMRF.
Contact IMRF using the exclusive, employer-only phone, 1-800-728-7971, with any questions or to address any complex circumstances related to the Tier 2 wage cap.
TwoRegistration opens for new webinar
Registration is now open for IMRF's new webinar program, "IMRF's Funding Policy," taking place Wednesday, December 6, at 1:30 PM. This is the final installment in IMRF's year-long webinar series.

Louis W. Kosiba, Executive Director, and Mark Nannini, Chief Financial Officer, will provide a general overview of IMRF's actuarial funding policy, assess key funding objectives, and review the components that affect IMRF's funding policy. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

The Funding Policy webinar will begin at 1:30 PM (attendees will be able to log in to the event beginning at 1:00 PM); the entire program is scheduled for one hour. Since this presentation covers in-depth financial information, Authorized Agents are encouraged to advise their auditors, financial officers, and governing body members to register here for "IMRF's Funding Policy" webinar program.
Changes in an employee's position, plan, or earnings can affect their IMRF coverage. Authorized Agents are reminded to update IMRF records with all changes to an employee's information.
The "Changes in Employee Information" page of IMRF's website provides a checklist of key circumstances that should be reported to IMRF, including:
  • Name, address, or other informational changes
  • Election to make or change Voluntary Additional Contributions
  • Changes to a member's employment or IMRF plan, or a change from an elected position to a non-elected position.
The Web page also includes a link to Employer Access and downloadable forms to complete employee information updates as needed.
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