457(b) Plan Overview
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The Plan is a voluntary plan available to all pension-eligible employees (Casual-Seasonal employees are not eligible). There are no age or length of service requirements. You are automatically 100% vested immediately upon joining the Plan.
Rollovers from a previous employer’s 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) are accepted. Please carefully consider the benefits of existing and potentially new retirement accounts and any differences in features. Rollover assets may be subject to an IRS 10% premature distribution penalty tax. Consult your own legal and tax advisors regarding your situation.
Withdrawals are allowed upon separation from service, attainment of age 70½, death, QDRO or for an unforeseeable emergency, which are considered to be triggering events.
Please note: The IRS requires that distributions under a 457(b) plan begin no later than the April 1st of the calendar year following the calendar year in which you attain age 70½ or separate from service, whichever occurs later. If you fail to receive the minimum required distribution for any tax year, a 50% excise tax is imposed on the required amount that was not timely distributed. These rules are referred to as IRS required minimum distribution (RMD).
If you are eligible and choose to take a withdrawal, there is a $25 distribution fee (applicable for distributions including QDROs, in-service withdrawals, hardship distributions/unforeseeable emergency distributions, terminations, and Required Minimum Distributions).
When eligible for a withdrawal, your payment options are as follows:
- Systematic withdrawal of your account (for account balances of at least $5,000)
- Deferral of all or a portion of your benefits to a later date
- Lump sum, or partial lump sum distribution in combination with other options
- Annuity Options
- Rollover into Another Eligible Plan
If at a later date you decide your existing payment option may not be appropriate for your current situation, you may make a change. (Please note: you will not be permitted to make a change if you previously elected an annuity payment option.) Withdrawal forms can be obtained by contacting Voya’s Retirement Readiness Service Center at toll-free 800-584-6001 or by logging into your online account and visiting the "Withdrawals" menu.
For more information, please contact your local representatives, 302-318-8840.
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