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Non-Profit, Government Plans - 403(b) & 457(b)

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403(b) and 457(b) Plans offer schools, churches, non-profits and local governments a convenient way to provide tax-deferred retirement savings for employees.

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Benefits

  • Easy plan management
  • Disclosure assistance to help meet Department of Labor requirements (for 403(b) ERISA plans)
  • Wide range of no-load mutual funds available
 

Who Contributes1

  • Employer: Plan document outlines if employer contributions are allowed
  • Employee: Pre-tax or Roth (if plan permits) up to $18,000*
  • Employees age 50+: Additional $6,000* catch-up contributions
  • Employee Additional Catch-Up: May be available based on the plan document

*Limits listed are for 2017. The IRS sets limits annually.

Plan Details

Eligible Employers

  • 403(b): Public and private schools, churches or tax exempt entities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • 457(b): State and local government entities

Participant Fees

Waived if participant's investments total $10,000 or more; $15 annual custodial fee per fund for less than $10,000
 

Plan Administrator Responsibilities2

  • Approve employee transactions
  • Distribute applicable employee notices and disclosures
 

Investment Options

Support & Guidance

  • Wide range of no-load mutual funds available
  • One-on-one guidance, plus education and tools to help you and your employees plan for retirement 
  • Easy online access to track investments and make changes
  • Secure Plan Sponsor Access website for convenient management
 

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1 Contributions may only be based on the first $270,000 compensation, as adjusted. The overall limit on annual contributions is $54,000 (403(b) only) or 100% of gross compensation, whichever is less. Additional catch-up contributions may also be available as outlined in the plan document. Limits listed are for 2017. The IRS sets limits annually.
2 Additional Plan Administrator responsibilities apply.

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This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more detailed information or for advice regarding your individual situation.

Diversification does not assure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal.

IRA investment earnings are not taxed. Depending on the type of IRA and certain other factors, these earnings, as well as the original contributions, may be taxed at your ordinary income tax rate upon withdrawal. A 10% penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal before age 59½.

Please consult your tax advisor for more detailed information regarding the Roth IRA or for advice regarding your individual situation.

Taxes are deferred until withdrawal if the requirements are met. A 10% penalty may be imposed for withdrawal prior to reaching age 59½.