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IRS NORMAL RETIREMENT AGE
NAPO has been successful at postponing the enactment date for the IRS Normal RetirementAge from January 1, 2009, to 2011 and then to its current date;
January 1, 2013.
The IRS-issued regulations began in 2007 and would make public pension plans define normalretirement age for public safety officers in regards to in-service distributions as age 50 andnot based on years of service.It is important to note that
a public safety officer can still retire after 20 or 25 years ofservice, even if he has not reached the age of 50
, and receive a full, unreduced pensionas long as he serves all employment with the employer who maintains the plan. This would
no longer be considered “normal retirement age”, but rather “early unreduced retirement”.
The IRS normal retirement age is not retroactive. If an officer is already retired or is planningto retire prior to January 1, 2013, the new IRS rule should not affect him or her.If you would like additional information on the enactment of the IRS Normal Retirement Age
please do not hesitate to contact NAPO’s Director of Government Affairs, Rachel Hedge at
NAPO WELCOMES 10,395 NEW MEMBERS IN 2011
In the month of January we welcomed the Conroe Police and Firefighters' Retirement Fundon board as new members of NAPO with 98 officers. In July, we were able to welcome asnew members the Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs with 4,800 members. Also inJuly, NAPO welcomed the Royal Bahamas Police Staff Association on board with 2,200members. The New York State Troopers PBA joined us in November with a force of 3,297.
NAPO PARTNERS WITH FORD FOR THE POLICE APPRECIATION PROGRAM
The Police Appreciation Program for $500 cash back on a Ford or Lincoln has been extendedthrough January 7, 2013. Be sure to advertise this great program to your members. You
won’t want them to miss out!
All NAPO members who are active or retired officers andresidents of the continental United States are eligible. New in 2012: The offer may be usedup to five times per program year and may be applied to members of the same household(residing at the same address).Please visit www.fordspecialoffer.com/police/napo for more information. A new flyer is in the
works. If you are interested in receiving flyers to distribute to your membership, pleasecontact Nina Kunkel at the NAPO Office at (703) 549-0775 or email@example.com.
NAPO relies on your assistance to administer the program. Please help by not only informingyour members, but also provide them
with your organization’s
username and password sothey can immediately act on this great deal. The NAPO office can provide you with theseaccess codes, which are unique for each organization, in case you do not already have them.