Category Archives: 457(b) Plans

The CARES Act’s New Rules for Coronavirus-related Distributions from Governmental 457(b) Plans

By Jeff Chang As expected, the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act contains provisions providing affected workers with greater, more tax-favored, access to portions of their retirement savings. Although it will be possible to make Coronavirus-related distributions … Continue reading

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Using 457(b) Unforeseeable Emergency Distributions During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Jeff Chang During the Coronavirus emergency, it may make sense for state and local governments that sponsor 457(b) plans to allow their employees to access the monies in their accounts as unforeseeable emergency distributions. Not all governmental 457(b) plans … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of Governmental Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

By Jeff Chang Many governmental 457(b) deferred compensation and 401(a) defined contribution plan sponsors do not take full advantage of the contribution limits for these plans. To do this, you need to understand: the limits, who they apply to, how … Continue reading

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Understanding the Fees Paid by Your Governmental Retirement Plan

By Jeff Chang There are several fundamental principles and concepts that governmental plan sponsors and fiduciaries need to bear in mind as they select and monitor their plan providers and the fees that these providers charge.

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A 457(b) Plan Distribution Depends on Which 457(b) Plan You’re In

By Jeff Chang With very few exceptions, the rules governing governmental 457(b) plans require a “severance of employment” to occur before a distribution can be made. Recently, we came across yet another of those arcane, little-known rules that will likely … Continue reading

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