WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is celebrating the appointment of its Chief Operating Investment Officer, Debra Smith, to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group. Ms. Smith will represent the investors’ perspective and voice in the advisory group. Her three-year term runs through the end of 2019.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Consistent with its commitment to ensuring a financially sound retirement system, the California State Teachers’ Retirement Board today voted to adopt a new set of actuarial assumptions that reflect members’ increasing life expectancies and current economic trends. Today’s decisions were based on the multi-year CalSTRS Experience Analysis, commonly referred to as the experience study, spanning July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2015.
The purpose of this circular is to alert employers that the Internal Revenue Service has announced the pension plan limits for tax year 2017 and to inform employers of the creditable compensation limit under the Teachers’ Retirement Law for California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) members and participants who are subject to the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA).
The following limits apply to benefits paid and compensation creditable to the Defined Benefit (DB), the Defined Benefit Supplement (DBS) and the Cash Balance (CB) Benefit programs.
CalSTRS is not authorized to give tax advice; accordingly, if you have any questions about these or any other Internal Revenue Code (IRC) sections, please contact your tax advisor or the Internal Revenue Service.
The purpose of this circular is to inform employers and other stakeholders of the decision-making process involved in determining the actuarial assumptions and to provide information regarding the impact and timing of any potential contribution rate increases for certain CalSTRS members and the state that may result from changes to these assumptions.
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