ICMA Expands Online Capabilities

March 1, 2004 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - ICMA Retirement Corporation now offers its retirement plan sponsor clients expanded administration capabilities that it says will save both time and money.

Developed by ICMA-RC’s Information Technology Department, EZLink is an Internet-based automated platform for retirement plan administration that is able to process contributions, enrollments, employee changes, and distribution requests along with other functions, according to the firm.  

ICMA-RC’s new offering has three major components:

  • inquiries,
  • transaction processing,
  • reporting.

ICMA notes that EZLink now allows accounting departments to track the total assets transferring in or out of a plan.   Additionally, human resource areas can submit enrollments electronically and have 24-hour access to plan and participant information.   Governing boards, councils, or commissions can have timely, customized reports to support their oversight and fiduciary responsibilities, according to ICMA.

The product includes firewalls, password management, and anti-virus protection as well as spam technology and a process that captures and manages documents electronically (PDF and

other formats).

ICMA Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) President and Chief Executive Officer Joan McCallen said that public sector employers have information needs that differ from the private sector, and “In order to meet our clients’ needs, we created a unique way for them to easily and conveniently access and process data.”

ICMA Retirement Corporation currently manages and is the administrator for over $18 billion in public sector retirement plan assets in over 6,600 plans with more than 650,000 public sector employees. Based in,, the corporation represents public sector clients throughout the nation.