Low-Fee Employee Plans
About 457(b) Plans
A 457(b) is a retirement savings plan generally offered by public schools and other tax-exempt organizations that allows employees to make contributions on a pretax or Roth basis to help fill the retirement income gap. You can start, stop, increase or decrease contributions at any time.
While your state pension may be enough to pay your expenses when you first retire, your reduced monthly income may not be enough to cover costs from factors like medical bills, taxes, or your desired standard of living. This is a great way to help you save for life beyond your prime working years.
Saving is Important
Studies show 7 in 10 Americans experience financial stress because they feel unprepared to face financial challenges. A savings plan can help provide peace of mind in knowing you’re building your nest egg one paycheck at a time.
Enjoy Tax Advantages
This plan enables tax savings now, and in some cases, later. Participants contributing on a pretax basis can postpone paying taxes until retired. Roth contributions pay taxes now but can get future bonuses.
Savings Grow Overtime
As time goes on, compounding interest, dividends, and capital gains can accumulate even higher earnings into your account. This means you’ll have more at your disposal when the day to retire comes around.
RAMS 457(b) + FinPath Wellness
Money management doesn’t require a lot of money. It just involves a little extra planning. WIth FinPath, you’ll have access to all the tools you need to take control of your money.
With your RAMS 457(b) account, you get access to:
- One-on-one financial coaching
- Online budgeting tools & resources
- FinPath University courses (live + in-person)
- … and more
Solutions for Plan Sponsors
As a third party administrator, we can help manage your organization’s 457(b) plan—focusing on delivering a seamless experience for you and your employees.
Third Party Administration
From secure online payroll data transfer platforms to daily processing of distributions, we strive to provide you and your employees a superb experience. We deliver:
- Record-keeping and participant reporting
- Plan compliance and legal support
- Transparent fee structures
- US-based customer service call center
As the plan investment advisor, TCG adds a level of protection for your employees in helping determine the investment options provided to them. Our Investment Committee continuously reviews portfolio performance to ensure only the best plans are offered to your staff.
We provide comprehensive financial educational resources for plan participants as well as on-site seminars and live support from financial professionals.
We employ advanced technology to ensure you can easily transfer your payroll files and access all necessary employee reports. With our website management tools, you can:
- Enroll participants online
- Securely process transactions
- Generate reports
- Upload payroll files
Additional Plan Details & FAQ
Are there contribution limits?
Yes. IRS rules say you may contribute up to $19,500 if you are under the age of 50. Individuals over the age of 50 qualify to make an additional contribution of $6,500 for a combined total of $26,000.
What's the "Saver's Credit"?
Contributions Tax Credit, also known as the Saver’s Credit, means an individual may be able to take a tax credit of up to $1,000 ($2,000 if filing jointly) for making eligible contributions to an employer-sponsored retirement plan.
How do I enroll in a plan?
Visit the Plan Information link to get started. Enter the name of your employer and follow the instructions.
Can RAMS manage my organization's existing 457(b) Plan?
Absolutely. We look forward to the opportunity to show you how we’re different from our competitors and how employing us as your plan administrator is the best move for your staff. Please send us a message and we’ll talk more.