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Deferred Compensation Plan 



  • *Important!!* Plan Changes may require your action! As part of its commitment to helping you prepare for a more secure retirement, the Illinois State Board of Investment is making several investment enhancements to the Deferred Compensation Plan in the coming months.  Click each link below to learn more about the investment changes and plan wide re-enrollment.
  • Income Tax Information and Deferral Rates for 2015.  2015 Income tax information regarding the annual IRS limits, how to report contributions to and withdrawals from Deferred Compensation on your 2014 income tax return, and rules for age 70 1/2 required minimum distributions are explained in this helpful document.


The State of Illinois Employees' Deferred Compensation Plan is a supplemental tax-deferred retirement plan for state employees. In 2015, employees will be allowed to defer up to $18,000 and employees over age 50 can defer $24,000. The deferrals, together with any earnings, accumulate tax-deferred until the employee terminates service, dies, or incurs unforeseeable financial hardship. Once distributions begin, the distributed monies are fully taxable as ordinary income for federal tax purposes. The funds are never taxed by the State of Illinois.

To review your account or make investment changes, you can access your account via the T. Rowe Price website.

Enroll Now and Build for Your Financial Future.  Contact your Agency Liaison or the Deferred Compensation Office at the address and numbers below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers to address the most common inquiries about the Deferred Compensation Plan.

Fund Descriptions

Examine descriptions of the funds available in the Deferred Compensation Plan with an illustration of their share price stability versus their return potential.

Fund Prices and Personal Account Information 

Access up-to-date, personal account information, including current share prices for all funds, via the T. Rowe Price website. Fund prices are shown under the 'Investments' tab. Registration required for first-time users.


Fund Yields[PDF 20k]

Determine the investment results for each of the funds and their appropriate benchmark indexes. 

Forms and Newsletters

Download a Deferred Compensation form or newsletter now using Acrobat Reader.

 Plan Booklet[PDF,586k] or Summary Plan Description

Review a comprehensive, easy to understand guide for the Deferred Compensation Plan or the Summary Plan Description.

 Distribution [PDF, 33k]

Whether retiring, moving to a job outside state government or leaving state service to pursue family or educational goals, you may decide how you want your Deferred Compensation account distributed. You can now contact T. Rowe Price at 888-457-5770 and request a distribution over the phone. Download a distribution booklet [PDF, 33k], W-4P Withholding Allowance Certificate [PDF, 36k], or the Direct Deposit Form [PDF, 7k]using Acrobat Reader.

Contact Us

CMS Deferred Compensation Office

801 S. 7th Street

P.O. Box 19208

Springfield, Illinois 62794-9208

(217) 782-7006 (Voice)

(800) 442-1300 (Toll Free)

(217) 785-3979 (TDD)