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How Much Should I Be Contributing to My Retirement Fund?

Both church staff and church leaders frequently ask what a person should be putting away to achieve adequate retirement provision. As with all other things in life, it depends on factors specific to the individual’s circumstances.
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Payroll Service Has Seen Steady Growth

FCMM’s launch of a church payroll service has grown to serve churches in seven states in the first year. The service is scalable and affordable for churches of all sizes and levels of need.
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FCMM Announces Staff Addition for Advising

Jeff Englin has been assisting Retirement Plan participants since 2008 as a contract adviser. With his new assignment, he will give full-time service to FCMM.
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FCMM Accredited by ECFA

FCMM Benefits & Retirement has been accredited by the national financial accountability organization for ministries.
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How Can Retirement Investments Benefit Churches?

Since 2010, FCMM Retirement Plan members have had the opportunity to invest retirement funds with Christian Investors Financial (CIF). CIF is the EFCA-affiliated provider of ministry capital financing along with capital campaign and leadership consulting. Following is information provided by CIF illustrating their ministry partnering.
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FCMM/GuideStone Now Offering Expedited "Micro-group" Health Insurance Quotes

FCMM's partner in group health insurance, GuideStone, now features an online portal for requesting quotes for ministries with 2 to 4 eligible employees.
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Performance Reports

Information about strategy and performance of FCMM funds
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Social Security Claiming Options Have Been Dropped

The budget deal enacted in late 2015 nixes the recent provision that allowed "claim-and-suspend" strategies for couples, along with related options.
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Retirement Plan adds GuideStone Mutual Funds

Option J has been renamed "Biblically Responsible Funds" with the addition of GuideStone Mutual Funds to the previous selection of Timothy Plan Funds.
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FCMM Offers Acccess to Pre-Tax Group Health Insurance and Stresses July 1 Compliance Deadline

July 1, 2015, deadline for ACA compliance means that only group health insurance may be provided as non-taxable benefit by employers with multiple staff.
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Guidelines for Classifying Exempt & Non-Exempt Staff (Updated)

Every organization must follow federal guidelines for classifying and paying "exempt" and "non-exempt" staff.
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March 2, 2015: Delayed Enforcement of ACA for Small Employers - Implications

In our last update, FCMM mentioned that IRS Notice 2015-17 offers temporary relief of the excise tax on non-compliant employer payment plans through June 30, 2015. But what about implications for those churches and staff who have already complied?

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