Resource Center for VRS Employers: Hybrid Retirement Plan: Defined Contribution Component

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    Administration
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    Payroll Guide (for political subdivisions, school divisions and non-CIPPS-reporting state agencies)
    Provides step-by-step guidance and in-depth explanations that cover enrollment, calculating the employer match and defined benefit rate, submitting contributions and provides information on a variety of special circumstances and aspects of administering the hybrid plan.
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    Payroll Guide (for CIPPS-reporting state agencies)
    Provides step-by-step guidance and in-depth explanations that cover enrollment, calculating the employer match and defined benefit rate, submitting contributions and provides information on a variety of special circumstances and aspects of administering the hybrid plan.
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    Understanding myVRS Navigator's Calculations and Business Rules
    Helps employers understand myVRS Navigator's calculations and business rules.
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    Understanding myVRS Navigator's Calculations and Business Rules for Less Than 12-Month Employees
    Helps employers understand myVRS Navigator's calculations and business rules.
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    Counseling Checklist for New Hybrid Retirement Plan Members
    Use this checklist to ensure you review key elements of the Hybrid Retirement Plan with new employees.
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    VRS Plan Comparison Guide
    A quick look at some of the similarities and differences among VRS Plan 1, VRS Plan 2 and the Hybrid Retirement Plan.
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    VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan Welcome Letter
    A sample letter from VRS to members, containing important coverage information and member resources.
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    ICMA-RC Hybrid Retirement Plan Welcome Letter
    A sample letter from ICMA-RC, the record keeper for the defined contribution component of the hybrid plan, welcoming members and providing additional information and resources.
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    Hybrid Retirement Plan Information
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    Hybrid Retirement Plan Handbook
    An overview of the Hybrid Retirement Plan for members.
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    Judicial Retirement System (JRS): Handbook for Members in the Hybrid Retirement Plan
    An overview of the Judicial Retirement Plan for members.
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    Hybrid Retirement Plan Features & Highlights Brochure
    Provides a brief overview of the Hybrid Retirement Plan, including member resources and FAQs.
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    Hybrid Retirement Plan Roadmap
    First steps for when a new hybrid member begins contributing to the defined contribution component.
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    Member Account Information
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    How to Designate Your Beneficiary
    These instructions provide information about beneficiary designations for the VRS Defined Contribution Plans.  
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    Quick and Easy Access to Your Account
    A guide to using Account Access, the secure web portal members use to log in and manage their accounts, and VantageLine, the automated voice-response system.
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    Quicken Instructions
    Members use these instructions to download their Defined Contribution account activity and import this information into Quicken.
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    Other Guides
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    Hybrid Retirement Plan Leaving Employment Guide
    A guide for members who are retiring or leaving their Virginia employers and covers the benefits of keeping money in the defined contribution component of the VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan, next steps and resources.
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    Getting Ready to Retire Guide for Hybrid Members
    An overview of preparing for retirement for hybrid members.
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    Virginia Sickness and Disability Program Handbook
    An overview for state employees in the Virginia Retirement System, State Police Officers' Retirement System and Virginia Law Officers' Retirement System.
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    Virginia Local Disability Program Handbook
    An overview for employees in the VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan whose school division or political subdivision participates in VLDP.
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    Virginia Local Disability Long-Term Care Plan Brochure
    For local government and school division employees covered under the hybrid plan.  
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    Losing a Loved One: Guide for Families PDF icon View
    RMD Checklist
    Required minimum distributions (RMDs) refer to IRS rules that mandate members withdraw minimum yearly amounts from their retirement accounts. Members may review this checklist to help them understand and manage their RMDs.
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    Investment Information
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    Investment Guide
    Introduces members to types of risk, the importance of asset allocation/diversification and investment options.
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    Fund Profiles
    Detailed descriptions of the investment options available to members in the hybrid plan.
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    VRS Investment Options Performance
    A monthly performance summary of investment funds available in the hybrid plan.
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    Fee Disclosure Notice
    Explains the fees members pay and the potential impact on their defined contribution account balance.
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    VRS Investment Policy Statement 
    Details the investment offerings provided to participants of VRS Defined Contribution Plans and the defined contribution component of the Hybrid Retirement Plan.  
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    Virginia Local Disability Program (VLDP) Employer Manual
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    VLDP Employer Manual Ch. 2 - Short-Term Disability PDF icon View
    VLDP Employer Manual Ch. 3 - Long-Term Disability PDF icon View
    VLDP Employer Manual Ch. 4 - Long-Term Care Plan PDF icon View
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    Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP) Employer Manual
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    VSDP Employer Manual Ch. 1 - General Information PDF icon View
    VSDP Employer Manual Ch. 2 - VSDP Benefits PDF icon View
    VSDP Employer Manual Ch. 3 - Sick Leave, Family and Personal Leave and FMLA PDF icon View
    VSDP Employer Manual Ch. 4 - Long-term Care Plan PDF icon View
    VSDP Employer Manual Ch. 5 - Short-term Disability PDF icon View
    VSDP Employer Manual Ch. 6 - Long-term Disability PDF icon View
    VSDP Employer Manual - Appendix PDF icon View
    VSDP Employer Manual - Glossary PDF icon View

    Newsletters

    Employer Update, the VRS monthly newsletter for employers

    Member News, the VRS quarterly newsletter for members

    Focus, the VRS quarterly newsletter for participants in the Hybrid Retirement Plan and Defined Contribution Plans