Government Affairs

The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds, representing more than 550 funds throughout the United States and Canada. It is a unique non-profit network of public trustees, administrators, public officials and investment professionals who collectively manage more than $3.7 trillion in pension assets. Founded in 1941, NCPERS is the principal trade association working to promote and protect pensions by focusing on advocacy, research and education for the benefit of public sector pension stakeholders. 

NCPERS has been leading the charge on a number of significant issues for the benefit of public fund members, including spearheading efforts to implement the Healthcare Enhancement for Public Safety (HELPS) Retirees legislation that was enacted in 2006. HELPS Retirees allows retired public safety employees to use up to $3000 from their defined benefit or other qualified retirement plan to pay for the cost of healthcare or long-term care premiums on a tax free basis.

Please click on the links below to learn more about NCPERS'' government affairs efforts.