457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

The 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan is a tax-deferred supplemental retirement plan sponsored by the Montana Public Employee Retirement Board and held in trust for the exclusive benefit of public employees and their beneficiaries. The Plan is authorized by IRC Section 457(b) and is subject to specific Internal Revenue Service's laws and requirements. It allows employees to voluntarily contribute a portion of their compensation on a pre-tax basis. The amount invested, plus interest credited on any fixed options and any gain on the variable options, is not taxable until withdrawn at a future date.

If you are a State of Montana Employee, University System Employee, or your employer has contracted with MPERA, you are eligible to participate MPERA’s sponsored 457 plan through Great-West Retirement Services.

Employee Investment Advisory Council - The Employee Investment Advisory Council (EIAC) is a council established to advise the Public Employee Retirement Board on the operation of the state deferred compensation plan as provided in section 19-3-2133, MCA.

General Information About 457(b) Deferred Compensation

457(b) Plan Document - A general overview of The State of Montana 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan.

Investment Policy - The State of Montana Investment Policy Statement for the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. Effective date 02/11/2010.

457(b) Deferred Compensation FAQ's - A document containing the most frequently asked questions and answers about the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan.

457(b) Recordkeeping Fees:

Administrative Fee - $1.25 flat charge per quarter.
Graduated asset fee, based on your account balance:

Account Balance Asset Fee
$0 - 20,000 .35%
$20,001 - 50,000 .25%
$50,001 - 100,000 .15%
Over $100,000 .00%

The graduated asset fee will never be more than $56.25 per quarter.

* Individual investment options may have operating expenses that will vary depending on the investment option you select.

Fund Evaluations

  • Stable Value/Fixed Fund
  • Mutual Funds

  • Quarterly Investment Reports for 2012
    February 29, 2012 June 30, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2012

    Quarterly Investment Reports for 2011
    March 31, 2011 June 30, 2011 September 30, 2011 December 31, 2011

    Quarterly Investment Reports for 2010
    March 31, 2010 June 30, 2010 September 30, 2010 December 31, 2010

    Great-West Flyers

  • October 2012