Reducing Investment Risk as You Age
Individual Account Program, the account-based benefit of PERS, was converted to
a Target Date Fund format at the beginning of 2018. This conversion reflects an
investment best practice and will better protect older workers from potential
losses as they approach and enter retirement.
IAP Target Date Fund Profile
performance information for Target Date Funds
(Note: These fact sheets reflect investment performance of the Target Date Funds. IAP account returns are credited by PERS once annually on a calendar year-end basis, in the subsequent April. Earnings credited to member accounts by PERS are different than the amount earned by investments. This is due to PERS administrative expenses and reserving requirements provided in statutes, administrative rules, and PERS Board actions.)
Date Fund am I In?
workers receive an annual IAP account deposit equal to 6 percent of salary.
Before 2018, all IAP accounts had exactly the same investment risk, independent
of participants’ unique age and retirement horizon profiles. This uniform
approach was not consistent with fiduciary standards and investment best
Target Date Fund structure gradually reduces investment risk as participants
This “glidepath” methodology is embedded in each, separate Target Date
Fund. Younger workers take on more investment risk in exchange for higher,
long-term growth potential. Decades later, this approach protects
those very same workers from adverse market volatility as they approach and
specific fund is based on your birth year. See the chart below:
|In 1993 of after
||IAP 2060 Target-Date Fund|
|Between 1988 and 1992
||IAP 2055 Target-Date Fund|
|Between 1983 and 1987
||IAP 2050 Target-Date Fund|
|Between 1978 and 1982
||IAP 2045 Target-Date Fund|
|Between 1973 and 1977
||IAP 2040 Target-Date Fund|
|Between 1968 and 1972
||IAP 2035 Target-Date Fund|
|Between 1963 and 1967
||IAP 2030 Target-Date Fund|
|Between 1958 and 1962
||IAP 2025 Target-Date Fund|
|Between 1953 and 1957
||IAP 2020 Target-Date Fund|
|In 1952 or before
||IAP Retirement Allocation Fund|
Can I Choose
a Different Option or Target-Date Fund?
IAP’s inception in 2004, individual account balances had been invested the same
way, for every person, at every age. As described above, the new, smarter
Target Date Fund structure is now the default for all IAP participants. Before
this year’s Target Date Fund conversion, participants did not have the option
to select a different investment approach. That has not changed. Currently,
“participant choice” is not available in the new Target Date Fund structure.
The option of adding a choice component has been discussed. House Bill
4159 (2018) would have provided limited member choice among Individual Account Program (IAP) investments. However,
following a review mandated by HB 4159, Treasury determined
that if implemented as drafted, this legislation violated legal
and fiduciary standards.
update this page to keep you informed if there are legislative changes that modify the IAP.
Questions About my IAP Account
www.oregon.gov/pers to learn more about your retirement benefits. You may also
view your IAP account through iap.voya.com. Questions about retirement benefits
may be directed to PERS Member Services at 888-320-7377. Representatives are
available Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).
I Have Questions About Treasury and The IAP Program Generally
Visit the IAP site. Please contact Treasury about IAP and related matters at IAP.email@example.com