Public Employees Retirement System

As a participant in the Individual Account Program (IAP), you are currently invested in the default IAP investment option, an age-based IAP Target-Date Fund (TDF).

 

What Are Target-Date Funds?

 
What is a Target-Date Fund and how does it work? This video explains how Target-Date Funds make retirement investing easier. (Note that you will not be able to “pick” your TDF until September 2020.) Learn more about the Oregon Investment Council's IAP investment strategy at www.oregon.gov/IAP.


 

A target-date fund typically has a date in its name — this is called the fund’s “target date.” The target date is near when you turn 65, may expect to retire, and begin withdrawing from your account. A TDF adjusts its investments over time. If you are in your early working years, the emphasis of the fund is on growth, in order to build your retirement account balance. As you move toward retirement, the investments of the fund gradually evolve, becoming more conservative to help protect against market fluctuations — and the process happens automatically.

In 2018, you were placed into an IAP TDF based on the year you were born (see chart below). For more information about each of the IAP TDFs, including the TDF investment strategy, allocation, and other details about the Oregon Investment Council (OIC), please go to the Oregon State Treasury’s IAP website at www.oregon.gov/IAP.

 

Which IAP TDF am I currently invested in?

Birth Year IAP TDF Expected Retirement Date* Range
In 1957 or earlier Retirement Allocation Fund 2022 or earlier
Between 1958 and 1962 IAP 2025 Target-Date Fund 2023–2027
Between 1963 and 1967 IAP 2030 Target-Date Fund 2028–2032
Between 1968 and 1972 IAP 2035 Target-Date Fund 2033–2037
Between 1973 and 1977 IAP 2040 Target-Date Fund 2038–2042
Between 1978 and 1982 IAP 2045 Target-Date Fund 2043–2047
Between 1983 and 1987 IAP 2050 Target-Date Fund 2048–2052
Between 1988 and 1992 IAP 2055 Target-Date Fund 2053–2057
Between 1993 and 1997 IAP 2060 Target-Date Fund 2058–2062
In 1998 or later IAP 2065 Target-Date Fund 2063 or later

*These “target dates” do not dictate when you have to or will be eligible to retire.


 

New for 2020: Participants Can Choose a Different IAP TDF for Calendar Year 2021

In September 2020, you will be able to make an election to invest your IAP balance in an IAP TDF that better reflects your retirement savings goals. PERS will provide more details about this optional investment choice in the coming months. You do not have to take any action at this time. If you do make an election in September 2020, the change will go into effect at the beginning of 2021.

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When do I receive earnings for my IAP TDF?

As a nonretired member, you can see your ongoing payroll contributions to your IAP when you log into your account at IAP.Voya.com (note that reporting delays from your employer to PERS to Voya mean your account balance may not always be up-to-date).

However, PERS only credits IAP TDF earnings to nonretired members’ IAP accounts on an annual basis. This is so your PERS-participating employer has time to accurately submit member and employer contributions to PERS and thus members are not adversely impacted by posting delays or corrections.

The PERS Board credits earnings to IAP accounts for the previous year, based on your account balance as of December 31, in late March or early April. You will see this information on your Member Annual Statement each spring.

Unless you retire or withdraw your IAP account, your IAP will continue to receive annual earnings determined by the performance of your IAP TDF each calendar year.

The latest year-to-date earnings available for crediting for nonretired members are listed below, but are for informational purposes only. Nonretired members only receive annual earnings based on the “final” rate, each calendar year, unless you retire or withdraw.


 

Latest IAP earnings

IAP Target-Date Funds:
Latest Year-To-Date Earnings (2020)

 
 
Earnings available as of the end of January February March April May June July August September October November December 2020 Final Earnings Credited
Retirement Allocation Fund 0.71%  0.03% -3.43%    -1.16%   -0.99%  -0.15%
             
2025 0.14%  -1.85% -6.69%  -3.68%   -3.11% -2.08%
             
2030 -0.17%  -2.81% -8.16%  -4.77%   -4.12%  -3.03%
             
2035 -0.24%  -2.77% -7.78%  -5.12%   -4.91%  -4.01%
             
2040 -0.18%  -2.34% -6.68%  -4.56%   -4.74%  -4.01%
             
2045 -0.49%  -3.91% -10.29%  -6.53%   -5.61%  -4.36%
             
2050 -0.48%  -3.79% -9.99%  -6.10%   -​5.10%  -3.82%
             
2055 -0.44%  -3.51% -9.23%  -5.65%   -4.71%  -3.50%
             
2060 -0.35%  -2.84% -7.33%  -4.24%   -3.42%  -2.37%
             
2065 -0.53%  -2.95% -8.21%  -4.77%   -3.85%  -2.72%​
             

  • Note: PERS credits each IAP TDF (the entire fund) with earnings on a monthly basis (see table for monthly earnings rates). However, individual accounts for members who have not yet retired will only see IAP TDF earnings credited on an annual basis, using the “final” rate for the year. Monthly rates are not applied to non-retired individual member accounts.
  • The latest year-to-date rates (see table) are only directly allocated to 1) retirees who elect to receive a lump-sum payment (or rollover) of their IAP account at retirement or 2) to members who elect to withdraw their IAP accounts.
    • Earnings are credited based on the latest monthly year-to-date calculation available and may differ from investment returns reported by the Oregon State Treasury. This is due to administrative expenses and reserving requirements provided in statutes, administrative rules, and PERS Board actions. Full information can be found in OAR 459-080-0200 and OAR 459-007-0320.

If you are a retiree currently receiving IAP installment payments, see the Financials – IAP Installment Payments webpage for information about the earnings rates used to credit your IAP installment account.

Previous IAP earnings

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