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Participation in the plan is open to all employees upon employment. 

There are no age or service requirements for eligible employees to participate in the plan.

Starting early has its advantages

Through payroll deduction, your plan allows you to make pretax contributions up to the maximum allowed by the Internal Revenue Code. Special catch-up provisions may also be available. Talk to your financial professional for more information.

2024 contribution limit

Your contribution limit for 2024 is $23,000.

Rollovers or transfers

If you have an existing qualified retirement plan (pre-tax) or 403(b) tax deferred arrangement account with a prior employer or hold a traditional IRA account, you can roll over that account in the plan on becoming a participant in the plan. 

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.

Accessing your money before retirement


Money can be withdrawn from the plan in these events:

  • Your attaining age 59½.
  • Death.
  • Disability.
  • Severance from employment.
  • Hardship may be available for your district.

Income taxes are payable upon withdrawal and federal restrictions and a 10% tax penalty may apply to early withdrawals. Be sure to talk with your tax advisor before withdrawing any money from your plan account.

In the event that a lifetime income investment option will no longer be permitted in the plan, the lifetime income investment option may be directly rolled over to an IRA or other eligible retirement plan in the 90-day window prior to the date of such elimination from the plan. This would be permitted even though the participant is not otherwise entitled to a distribution.

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.

The plan is intended to help you put aside money for your retirement. However, State of Iowa, subject to your school district’s plan provisions, has included a plan feature that enables you to access money from the plan.

  • The amount the plan can loan to you is limited by rules under the tax law. All loans will be limited to the lesser of: one-half of your vested account balance or $50,000.
  • Loans can be taken from your salary deferrals only.
  • The minimum loan amount is $1,000.
  • All loans must generally be repaid within five years. A longer term may be available if the loan is to be used to purchase your principal residence.
  • You can have one loan outstanding at a time.
  • You pay interest back to your account. The interest rate on your loan will be the Prime rate plus 1.00%.
  • A $50.00 processing fee for all new loans and a $30.00 per year maintenance fee are charged to your account.

Unpaid loan amounts will be taxed as ordinary income and may incur a 10% federal tax penalty if you are under age 59½.

Other requirements and limits must be met prior to borrowing money from your account. For additional information regarding loans, please see your financial advisor. Refer to the Summary Plan Description for more details about this participant loan feature.

RO 2767020 (3/2023)