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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Various pension matters. Provides that the default investment option for the legislators' defined contribution plan is a target date fund rather than the Indiana public retirement system's (INPRS) consolidated retirement investment fund. Removes a requirement that only active members of the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) and the Indiana teachers' retirement fund (TRF) may make rollover distributions into annuity savings accounts (ASA) from other qualified retirement accounts. Allows any PERF or TRF member who terminates employment and is not currently employed in a covered position or for the same employer to suspend fund membership, retain the member's creditable service, and Various pension matters. Provides that the default investment option for the legislators' defined contribution plan is a target date fund rather than the Indiana public retirement system's (INPRS) consolidated retirement investment fund. Removes a requirement that only active members of the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) and the Indiana teachers' retirement fund (TRF) may make rollover distributions into annuity savings accounts (ASA) from other qualified retirement accounts. Allows any PERF or TRF member who terminates employment and is not currently employed in a covered position or for the same employer to suspend fund membership, retain the member's creditable service, and withdraw all or part of the amount in the member's ASA before retirement. Requires employers eligible to purchase death benefit fund coverage for certain employees to pay for the coverage annually rather than quarterly. Removes charitable contributions as a voluntary benefit deduction for the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund and the state excise police, gaming agent, gaming control officer, and conservation enforcement officers' retirement plan. Revises the effective date of participation by a political subdivision joining PERF from the earlier of January 1 or July 1 to a date approved by the INPRS board of trustees, but not later than 60 days after the date the political subdivision's PERF participation is approved. Makes technical corrections. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on pension management oversight.) ... View more