NAGDCA is the leading national association representing governmental defined contribution retirement plans. NAGDCA's plan sponsor and service provider members work together to develop educational and informational resources, support legislative and policy initiatives in the interests of its membership, and assist its plan participants in achieving retirement income security.

Conference Highlights
Click here to view the full conference agenda.

Keynote Speakers
  • Monday, September 24 | Scott Wayne, Founder & Lead Negotiator, The Frontier Project
  • Tuesday, September 25 | Gary DeMoss, Director of Invesco Consulting
  • Wednesday, September 26 | Punam Keller PhD, Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business

Off-site Networking Event at the National Constitution Center
Tuesday, September 25

Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks while you network with colleagues against the iconic backdrop of the Independence Mall. Set in an exceptional location in the heart of Historic Philadelphia, the Center celebrates the American constitutional tradition through interactive exhibits and constitutional conversations. NAGDCA attendees will have access to the Center's main exhibit , which includes three signature attractions: Freedom Rising in the Kimmel Theater, The Story of We the People in the Richard and Helen DeVos Exhibition Hall, and Signers' Hall.  
Join NAGDCA's Executive Board
Member-at-Large Nominations Open! 

NAGDCA needs you! If you are interested in being in a leadership position helping NAGDCA meet its mission, please consider submitting a nomination for the Member-at-Large position.  Information on the eligibility requirements and the form to apply are available online. 

The Member-at-Large position is a 2 year term. At the end of the term, the Member-at-Large automatically ascends to the office of Secretary/Treasurer and through the rest of the Executive Board officer positions. A list of Board member roles and responsibilities along with the estimated time commitments is included  here.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 22, 2018. 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Tracy Tucker at NAGDCA at 859-514-9210. 
NAGDCA Best Practices Featured Content 
Successful Strategy for Effective Marketing Initiatives 
Marketing and branding initiatives for any retirement plan must meet both contemporary standards and participant expectations. These critical needs will vary based on the significant differences in demographic composition of a plan constituency, and targeting participants based on demographics and retirement goals is an important concern. With better engagement strategies, plans will note increased participation, higher contribution rates, and decreased expense to participants based on economies of scale and lower expense ratios on investment products. This article describes a six-part strategy for marketing and branding a plan of any size.

Click here to read the full article.   
It's time to renew your NAGDCA membership for 2018!

NAGDCA appreciates your membership as we are only as strong as our collective members. We hope you continue to find value in the  benefits of membership and encourage you to take full advantage of them.

All government primary, industry primary, industry associate, and subscription members will find a dues order/invoice in the membership database. Just follow the steps  here to renew online or to print and mail your payment to NAGDCA headquarters.

If you have any questions about your membership dues or need assistance with logging in, please contact Liz Fossett at or (859) 402-9809. 
NAGDCA Network - Featured Discussions
Participating on the Network is a great way to connect with your NAGDCA peers.  Click here to start your own discussion!
InFRE's Retirement InSight and Trends 

InFRE's Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC) program is used by more than 60 state and local government retirement plans as either mandatory or elective professional development training.  The CRC® study guides were initially developed by a team of 75 highly-respected retirement practitioners under the guidance of NAGDCA and Texas Tech University, and is endorsed by NAGDCA and the National Pension Education Association (NPEA). This five-part series is perfect for deepening your professional understanding of retirement plans and planning, or can help you prepare for the CRC® examination if you want to take that next step.  Modules include:  
  • CRC 1 -  Fundamentals of Retirement Planning
  • CRC 2 - Fundamentals of Investments
  • CRC 3 - Fundamentals of Retirement Plan Design
  • CRC 4 - Fundamentals of Retirement Income Management
  • CRC 5 - Fundamentals of Retirement Counseling and Education
You may purchase the five study guides separately, or save time and money and money with the bundle of all five CRC® Print Study Guides, just $499!

Visit our website or call 847.756.7350, ext. 135 for more information.