Welcome to your 457(b) retirement plan. Review the features and highlights of your plan below.
The highlights are only a brief overview of the plan's features and are not a legally binding document. The information in this section does not modify the terms of the plan and in the event of a conflict, the terms of the plan control.
Take advantage today
Participation in the 457(b) plan is open to all employees. There is no age or service requirement for eligible employees to participate in the plan.
Starting early has its advantages
Generally, you may contribute as much as 100% of your annual includible compensation up to the contribution limit. You may increase or decrease the amount you contribute to the plan as often as your employer allows.
You may change your contribution amount or discontinue contributing to your plan at any time and resume contributing again later, subject to your employer’s plan provisions. In the meantime, your account will continue to grow on a tax-deferred basis. Under a 457(b) plan, an election start, change or stop contributions will become effective no sooner than the first pay period of the month following the date the election is made. Please allow one month’s notice for processing.
Vesting is a participant’s right of ownership to the money in his or her plan account. You are always 100% vested in employee contributions and rollover contributions, plus any earnings they generate.
Accessing your money before retirement
Your plan was established to encourage long-term savings, so withdrawals prior to age 59½ might be subject to federal restrictions. Unlike many other plan types, there is no 10% federal tax penalty for early withdrawals in the 457(b) plan except on amounts rolled over from other non-457(b) eligible retirement plans and withdrawn prior to age 59½.
Generally, depending on your employer’s plan provisions, you may withdraw your vested account balance if you meet one of the following requirements:
Retirement or separation from service
In addition, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires you to take Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) withdrawals from your retirement account(s) annually beginning the year you reach the RMD eligible age. RMD eligible age is:
- Age 73 if you were born January 1, 1951, or later (The RMD eligible age will increase to age 75 after December 31, 2032)
- Age 72 if you were born after June 30, 1949, and before January 1, 1951 (For individuals turning age 72 in 2023, no RMD payment is required in 2023)
- Age 70 ½ if you were born before July 1, 1949.
Important considerations before deciding to move funds either into or out of a Corebridge Retirement Services account
There are many things to consider. For starters, you will want to carefully review and compare your existing account and the new account, including: fees and charges; guarantees and benefits; and, any limitations under either of the accounts. Also, you will want to know whether a surrender of your current account could result in charges. Your financial professional can help you review these and other important considerations. Consult a tax professional before making a decision to move funds either into or out of a Corebridge account.
Tax-free loans make it possible for you to access your account without permanently reducing your account balance. Defaulted loan amounts (not repaid on time) will be taxed as ordinary income.
An array of investment choices
You decide how to invest all contributions made by you or on your behalf in your retirement plan.
The following funds are available in your plan. They provide you with the flexibility you need to create a suitably diversified portfolio that matches your personal retirement time horizon, investment risk tolerance and investment preferences.
The annual administrative fee assessed on mutual fund assets in the plan is $103 per participant per year, assessed quarterly at a rate of $25.75 divided pro-rata among all ISBOE Plan Accounts. This may be offset, in whole or in part, by reimbursement received from mutual fund companies. Additionally, mutual fund annual operating expenses apply based on the funds chosen. Mutual fund expenses and fund reimbursements are described in the prospectus.
To view or print a prospectus, access “Prospectuses and Other Important Materials”. The prospectus contains the investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other information about the respective investment companies that you should consider carefully before investing. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. You can also request a copy by calling 1.800.428.2542.
RO 2767020 (3/2023)