Your Employer offers eligible "Full-Time Regular" and "Part-Time Regular" employees the opportunity to participate in either a 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plan, providing employees the potential for financial security in retirement.
A 401(k) plan is a workplace retirement account that's offered as an employee benefit. The account allows you to contribute a portion of your pre-tax paycheck to tax-deferred investments (Traditional 401(k). This reduces the amount of income you must pay taxes on in that year. You may also choose to participate in a Roth 401(k), which taxes your contribution immediately. However, when you take a distribution in your retirement years, your distribution, including any earnings, will be tax free.
Beginning on the first day of employment, an employee may choose to begin Elective Deferral Contributions. You may be eligible to receive Employer Matching Contributions (if applicable); check with your HR representative to confirm whether your employer is currently matching employee contributions. If the employer does match, the match will occur the first pay period following completion of enrollment in the Retirement Plan, or as soon as it is administratively feasible. Your contributions to the Plan are fully vested at all times. This plan also offers 401(k) loans if you find yourself in a cash emergency.
The 401(k) Retirement Plan is provided through Nationwide. The Plan has multiple selections for financial investment, along with the ability to research options and update/change how your deferral is allocated. All investment options may be reviewed at the link below:
Link for investment options: Nationwide 401(k) Plan Enrollment Guide, 2020
Link for enrollment instructions: Instructions, 401(k) Online Enrollment
Link for investment terms: Glossary of Investment-Related Terms
RETIREMENT PLAN PRESENTATION
This presentation by Nationwide provides an excellent overview of the advantages and benefits you receive from retirement planning, along with explaining the differences between Traditional and Roth 401(k) investing . Please click on the link below to review the 401(k) presentation.
RETIREMENT PLAN PARTICIPATION CRITERIA
To be eligible to participate in one of these plans:
The employee must be classified as a "Regular Full-Time "or "Regular Part-Time" employee
Employee must be at least 21 years or older
Employee contributions to the Traditional 401(k) and 403(b) plans are automatically deducted from your pay before federal and state tax are withheld, thereby reducing the amount of taxes deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck. While the amounts deducted generally will be taxed when they are finally distributed, favorable tax rules typically apply to 401(k) and 403(b) when distributions are taken. Roth 401(k) plans are deducted after you pay federal and state tax. After age 59 1/2, distributions from your Roth 401 (k) are not subject to taxation.
In the event you have questions regarding your eligibility, the enrollment process, etc., please contact Human Resources for more information. Please note that Human Resources representatives cannot advise employees on investment options as they are not licensed to do so.
Questions regarding developing a portfolio, fund activities, and viability must be addressed to the appropriate retirement plan financial advisor listed below:
Chris Burke, VP Retirement Plan Advisory Services
LoVasco Consulting Group
2020 IRS 401 (k) CONTRIBUTION LIMITS
Beginning in January 2020, you may contribute as much as $19,500 per calendar year to your retirement plan account.
If you are 50 years old or older, you may also arrange for catch-up contributions, currently limited to $6,500 per calendar year.
Total contribution limit for an employee 50 years old or more is as follows:
$19,500 (contribution limit) + $6,500 (catch-up contribution limit) = $26,000 (total retirement plan contribution)
RETIREMENT PLAN DISTRIBUTIONS
As provided in the Plan, you may not take a distribution from your account until you separate from service, attain age 59½, attain normal retirement age, are disabled, die, or in the case of hardship, you must meet the criteria of both and have an immediate financial need. The Plan does make provisions for employee loans; however, the employee must contact the appropriate vendor; i.e. CBIZ or TIAA.
RETIREMENT PLAN INFORMATION FOR 401 (K) AND 403 (B)
Ave Maria Foundation/University 401(k) Plan
Nationwide, CBIZ, and LoVasco Consulting Group
Amendments to Retirement Plan
Employee Bulletin, 401 (k) Plan, 401(k) Plan, Nationwide Platform Conversion eff. 11/9/18
Ave Maria University 403(b) Plan Information
Nationwide, LoVasco Consulting Group, and TIAA
Amendments to Retirement Plan
Employee Bulletin 403(b) Plan, Nationwide Platform Conversion eff. 12/4/2018
RETIREMENT PLAN ADMINISTRATOR
Becky Zmuda , HR Director
RETIREMENT PLAN ENROLLMENT
Gloria Jancar, HR Generalist
RETIREMENT PLAN REPRESENTATIVE & FINANCIAL ADVISOR, 401(k) and 403(b)
Chris Burke, JD, CFP®, AIF®
VP Retirement Plan Advisory Services
Lovasco Consulting Group
One Woodward Avenue, Suite 1500 Detroit, MI 48226
PLAN REPRESENTATIVE FOR 403(b)
TIAA Customer Service