Participant Updates

Match Timing

As a reminder:

  • The state deferred comp match is based on your total monthly 457 contributions to the MO Deferred Comp Plan, and
  • The match money will be deposited into your employer 401(a) retirement savings account one time during the month following your contributions.

For example, the state match for your contributions for the month of July will be deposited approximately 5 days after August 15, 2022. The state match for your contributions for the month of August will be deposited into your account approximately 5 days after September 15, 2022 and so on.

If you have questions about the amount of your state match or about line items on your paystub, please contact your employer. The MO Deferred Comp Plan does not control or have access to your payroll information.

DC Update - When in doubt, ride it out!

Like riding a horse, investing can be full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. If you want to be a smart investor, you must learn to take the good with the bad and ride through those rough times.

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DC Update - Meet Your State MATCH

If you contribute at least $25 a month to your MO Deferred Comp 457 account, the State of Missouri will match your contributions dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $75 each month. Watch our recent DC Update for more information on the state match.

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DC Update - Target Date Funds: Getting You TO and THROUGH Retirement

Target date funds have proven to be the simplest way for state employees to invest for retirement. Planning to retire in 2025? There's a target date fund for that. Looking to retire in 2058? There's a fund for that, too. Whatever date you plan to retire, MO Deferred Comp has you covered.

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Meet Your State MATCH

Great news! Effective July 1, 2022, if you contribute at least $25 a month to your MO Deferred Comp account, the State of Missouri will match your contributions dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $75 each month. As a state of Missouri employee, those additional dollars saved can make a significant impact on your future retirement income.

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Holiday Update

The New York Stock Exchange and MO Deferred Comp call center will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day.

Due to the holiday, transactions received via Account Access after 3:00 pm CT on Friday, July 1, 2022, will be processed as of the close of business on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Transactions will not be processed on Monday, July 4, 2022. Have a great holiday!

The markets are struggling, what should you do?

Does the current market performance have you panicking? How you should handle a market downturn depends on your career stage and risk tolerance, however, one thing remains consistent for all: take a deep breath and remained focused on your long-term strategy.

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Holiday Update

The New York Stock Exchange and MO Deferred Comp call center will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day.

Due to the holiday, transactions received via Account Access after 3:00 pm CT on Friday, June 17, 2022, will be processed as of the close of business on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Transactions will not be processed on Monday, June 20, 2022.

Missouri Stable Income Fund Rate

The Missouri Stable Income Fund annualized credited rate effective third quarter 2022 (July 1 – September 30, 2022) will be 2.20%.

DC Updates - Spring 2022

The spring 2022 DC Updates cover topics including ways you can make the most of your recent pay raise, and learn how inflation can affect your retirement income and what you can do to combat it.

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Missouri Stable Income Fund Rate

The Missouri Stable Income Fund annualized credited rate effective second quarter 2022 (April 1 – June 30, 2022) will be 1.92%.

Retirement Savings MythBusters

Myth or Fact? Join us during America Saves Week as we debunk common retirement savings myths! Take five and watch this year's America Saves Week videos.

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Holiday Update

The New York Stock Exchange and MO Deferred Comp call center will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022, in observance of Washington's Birthday.

Due to the holiday, transactions received via Account Access after 3:00 p.m. CT on Friday, February 18, 2022, will be processed as of the close of business on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Transactions will not be processed on Monday, February 21, 2022.

Potential $25 Incentive for State Employees 

On January 18, 2022, the Governor of the State of Missouri – Governor Mike Parson – announced he had included funding in his annual recommended budget for a $25 monthly incentive (match) for state employees who contribute at least $25 a month to the State of Missouri Deferred Compensation Plan (MO Deferred Comp). The budget must be reviewed and would not be fully passed by the state legislature until early May 2022. If approved, the incentive would not be effective until July 1, 2022.

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Holiday Update

The New York Stock Exchange and MO Deferred Comp call center will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Due to the holiday, transactions received via Account Access after 3:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) on Friday, January 14, 2022, will be processed as of the close of business on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Transactions will not be processed on Monday, January 17, 2022.

2021 Year-End Reminders

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

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2021 Financial Wellness Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2021 Financial Wellness Survey. Your feedback will provide us valuable insights on how state employees are doing financially and will help us improve our outreach efforts.

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Missouri Stable Income Fund Rate

The Missouri Stable Income Fund annualized credited rate effective first quarter 2022 (January 1 – March 31, 2022) will be 1.85%.

Contribution Limits will Increase to $20,500 in 2022

The Internal Revenue Service announced on November 4, 2021 that the maximum annual contribution limits for 457(b) plans and the income limits for the Saver’s Credit will increase in 2022. Read the full article for more information.

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State of Missouri Deferred Compensation Plan Wins the 2021 Leadership Award

NAGDCA Award 2019

The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc. (NAGDCA) awarded the State of Missouri Deferred Compensation Plan the 2021 Leadership Recognition Award for their automatic increase holiday savings campaign. The Leadership Awards recognize defined contribution plans for their outstanding achievements in participant education and communication.

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Proactive Fraud Prevention

Cybersecurity and fraud threats continue to evolve and become more prevalent nowadays. Implementing effective cybersecurity measures is particularly challenging today, with more devices in use and attackers becoming more innovative. However, you can help protect yourself against threats by following a few prudent practices to strengthen security and help mitigate the risk of fraud.

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Missouri Stable Income Fund Rate

The Missouri Stable Income Fund annualized credited rate effective fourth quarter 2021 (October 1 – December 31, 2021) will be 1.82%.

DC Updates - Summer 2021

The summer DC Updates cover topics such as the distinction between Financial Wellness and Financial Planning, and how they work together to help you build a positive and lasting relationship with your money. You'll learn about the three primary types of risk-taking investors, and get a better idea of where you stand via your risk tolerance. Plus, we'll help you prep for a meeting with one of deferred comp's financial education professionals. Watch the 2021 summer DC Updates to learn more!

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2021 Survey

The past two years have been challenging to say the least and we want to know how you weathered the storm financially. Please take our short survey and let us know in what areas we can expand our education to help you improve your financial wellbeing and either achieve or maintain a comfortable retirement.

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Holiday Update

The New York Stock Exchange and MO Deferred Comp call center will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independence Day.

Due to the holiday, transactions received via Account Access after 3:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) on Friday, July 2, 2021, will be processed as of the close of business on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Transactions will not be processed on Monday, July 5, 2021.

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New Name, Same Record Keeper

You may have noticed a new name, MissionSquare Retirement, on your statements, secure account access, publications, and forms. In June 2021, MO Deferred Comp’s record keeper changed their name from ICMA-RC to MissionSquare Retirement. Rest assured this will not affect your retirement savings and there is nothing you need to do. If you have questions, feel free to contact the MO Deferred Comp Plan at 800-392-0925.

Missouri Stable Income Fund Rate

The Missouri Stable Income Fund annualized credited rate effective third quarter 2021 (July 1 – September 30, 2021) will be 1.80%.

DC Updates - Spring 2021

The spring DC Updates cover topics such as the effects of financial stress and tips to improve your financial health, the perks of rolling your money into the plan. Plus, you'll learn about the benefits of saving early on in your career, along with some words of wisdom from retired state of Missouri employees. Watch the 2021 spring DC Updates to learn about these topics, plus more!

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Holiday Update

The New York Stock Exchange and MO Deferred Comp call center will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021, in observance of Memorial Day.

Due to the holiday, transactions received via Account Access after 3:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) on Friday, May 28, 2021, will be processed as of the close of business on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Transactions will not be processed on Monday, May 31, 2021.

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Missouri Stable Income Fund Rate

The Missouri Stable Income Fund annualized credited rate effective second quarter 2021 (April 1 – June 30, 2021) will be 1.94%.

2021 America Saves Week: Money Saving TipToks

During America Saves Week – February 21-27, 2021 – join the MO Deferred Comp Plan for short Money Saving TipToks. These 15-second videos will cover money-related topics, such as emergency funds, debt management, retirement income, and more. You’ll be amazed at what you can learn in such short period of time! Be sure to like, follow, and subscribe to deferred comp’s social media pages for more savings tips and tools: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube

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Holiday Update

HOLIDAY UPDATE: The New York Stock Exchange and MO Deferred Comp call center will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021, in observance of Washington’s Birthday.

Due to the holiday, transactions received via Account Access after 3:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) on Friday, February 12, 2021, will be processed as of the close of business on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Transactions will not be processed on Monday, February 15, 2021.

Have a great holiday.

2020 Year-End Reminders

1099-R Tax Forms

The 1099-R tax form(s), for participants who withdrew money from the deferred compensation plan in 2020, will be available online by the fourth week of January 2021. The forms will also be mailed no later than January 31, 2021. This form will indicate how much money you withdrew from your account during the 2020 tax year, what portion of that amount is taxable, and any federal or state taxes already withheld from those distributions. For additional updates on the status of the 1099-R tax forms, log on to Account Access.