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The Basics and Benefits of 457(b) Plans

By Andrew Trammell | December 2, 2019

If you’re a state or local government employee with a 457(b) plan, here’s a primer on plan basics, benefits, and financial considerations. THE BASICS OF 457(b) PLANS: Under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code you can defer compensation each year up to the IRS annual dollar limit, $19,000 plus a $6,000 catch up for…

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Take Advantage of Underutilized Employee Benefits during Open Enrollment

By Andrew Trammell | October 28, 2019

While most people look forward to Thanksgiving during November, it’s important not to gloss over the importance of your Open Enrollment and Employee Benefits packets. For most employees, Open Enrollment occurs every November and means attending a few review workshops and making selections. Reviewing your employee benefits is a crucial step that sets the stage…

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State of Florida Employees:
A “DROP” to Benefit From!

By Andrew Trammell | October 15, 2019

An Overview of the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) If you’re a member of the Florida Pension Plan you have access to a unique retirement benefit that can kick-start your retirement in a positive direction: The Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP). First things first: check with the FRS to make sure…

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The Little Known Tax Implications of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) in 401(k) Accounts

By Andrew Trammell | October 1, 2019

The Importance of Using Roth IRA Conversions to Reduce Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)  On April 1st of the year following attainment of age 70 ½, you are required to start taking distributions from most traditional retirement accounts. You can always withdraw more, however you cannot remove less then the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). The IRS…

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