Retirement Plan for General Agencies (RPGA)
The Retirement Plan for General Agencies (RPGA) is an Internal Revenue Code section 403(b) defined contribution retirement plan that offers an account balance you can access after retirement as your needs require. RPGA replaced the Retirement Security Program for General Agencies (RSP) on January 1, 2010.
You are eligible to participate in RPGA if you are a lay or clergy employee of a United Methodist Church general agency that sponsors the plan.
If you are an employee scheduled to be, reasonably expected to be, or actually employed for at least 1,000 hours per plan year, your general agency will make contributions to your RPGA account for every pay period for a total of 8% of your monthly compensation.
In addition, your general agency will match your United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP) before-tax and/or after-tax contributions (up to 2% of your compensation) and deposit these matching contributions into your RPGA account. The match is calculated and credited to your account every pay period based on your contributions for that pay period. Both part-time and full-time employees are eligible to receive these contributions.
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