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You can join the plan immediately upon the date of employment. There is no age or service requirement for eligible employees to participate in the plan.

The plan does not allow participation by:

  • certain students
  • employees who normally work less than 20 hours per week

Both a traditional pretax 403(b) account and after-tax Roth option are available. 

Employee contributions 

Through payroll deduction, your plan allows you to make pretax and/or after-tax (Roth) contributions up to the maximum allowed by the Internal Revenue Code. You now have a choice regarding your elective contributions. You may direct all of your contributions to a traditional pretax account, to a Roth account, or to a combination of the two. Contributions to a Roth account are after-tax. Regardless of your election, you are subject to the annual contribution limits.

2024 contribution limit

Your contribution limit for 2024 is $23,000.

If you have an existing qualified retirement plan (pretax) or 403(b) tax-deferred arrangement account with a prior employer, you can transfer or roll over that account into 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.


Catch-up contributions 

You may be able to contribute:

2024 catch - up contributions

> An additional $3,000 if you have 15 more years of service and have undercontributed in prior years, and 

> An additional $7,500 if you are age 50 or older.

Stop or change contributions 

You may stop your contributions anytime. Once you discontinue contributions, you may only start again as provided under the terms of the plan.

You can increase or decrease the amount of your contributions anytime. 


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.


Money may be withdrawn from the plan in these events:

  • Reaching age 59½
  • Death
  • Disability
  • Severance from employment
  • Financial hardship (Hardship withdrawals may be made from salary reduction contributions only, not from earnings on those contributions).
  • Qualified birth or adoption withdrawal within one year from the date of birth or adoption (not subject to the 10% early withdrawal penalty).

Income taxes are payable upon withdrawal. Federal restrictions and a 10% federal early withdrawal tax penalty may apply if taken before age 59½. Be sure to talk with your tax advisor before withdrawing any money from your plan account.

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.

Transfer or withdrawal restrictions on Fixed-Interest Option

A 20% annual withdrawal is allowed from the Fixed-Interest Option with no withdrawal charge. There are no transfer or withdrawal restrictions if one of the following conditions is met:

  • Annuity payout option is selected
  • Your death
  • Total and permanent disability
  • Withdrawal taken as a hardship under the terms of the employer plan
  • Retirement or separation from service from the employer who sponsors your plan
  • Elect to transfer a portion of the account value to a companion account for a loan

This restriction includes money transferred to mutual funds or to another provider.

Please note that other rules may apply to other fixed accounts in the plan.


The plan is intended to help you put aside money for your retirement. However, your 403(b) plan includes a feature that lets you borrow money from your account tax free without permanently reducing your account.

  • 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.
  • The minimum loan amount is $1,000.
  • All loans must generally be repaid within five years. A longer term of 15 years may be available if the loan is to be used to purchase your principal residence.
  • You pay interest back to your account. The interest rate on your loan will be the Prime Rate plus 1%.
  • A $50 processing fee for all new loans and a $50 per year loan maintenance fee are charged to your account.

Other requirements and limits must be met prior to borrowing money from your account. For additional information regarding loans, please see your financial professional.