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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Changes to the 403(b) Voluntary Savings Plan

Effective September 4, 2018, a Roth option (after-tax) will be added to the 403(b) Voluntary Savings Plan.

The new Roth option will give you the opportunity for a payroll deduction on an after-tax basis with the potential to withdraw earnings on a tax-free basis in retirement. More information is available on the SUNY Benefits website at www.suny.edu/benefits or you can pick up an informational flyer in the Benefits Office (Cleveland Hall 410).

Highlights of the Roth 403(b):

  • Money invested in the Roth option is taxed when it is deducted from your paycheck.
  • You will be allowed to split your 403(b) contributions between the after-tax (Roth) and pretax (traditional) options.
  • Earnings are income tax free upon qualified distribution, which you can receive once you are separated from service, are at least age 59½, and it has been at least five taxable years since the initial Roth deposit.
  • Roth investments can also be made by transferring all or a portion of your traditional pretax voluntary 403(b) contributions, as an “in-plan conversion.” 
  • The same investment options are available for both the traditional (pretax) and the Roth (after-tax) account balances under the 403(b) Voluntary Savings Plan.
  • Please note: Loans are not permitted from the Roth 403(b).

To enroll or make changes to your current account go to www.retirementatwork.org/suny. If you would like to meet with a financial adviser, you can find our campus representatives at https://hr.buffalostate.edu/orp-one-one-consultations.

 

Submitted by: Linda L Kravitz
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