American Funds Distributors, Inc (aka: American Funds) - General Status
If you are an employee and wish to contribute to an American Funds 403(b) account, please check the Employer's List of 403(b) vendors to see if this Vendor holds a Active Payroll Slot.
TRANSACTION PROCESSING ALERT: American Funds transaction documents may require a signature guarantee. If your transaction documents require a signature guarantee American Funds will require the original documents to process your transaction. To expedite the processing of a transactions requiring signature guarantee, please fax the transaction documents to CCC at 503-968-7802 with a cover notating you are sending originals to American Funds, then mail your original documents to American Funds with a cover sheet that states "plan administrator authorization to follow under separate cover". CCC will fax our authorization to American Funds (they do not require our original signatures).
Please note that no loans or hardship distributions are allowed through American Funds
ENROLLMENT ALERT: The American Funds "New Participant Enrollment for 403(b) Basic Individual" account form instructs participant to remit the form to their employer then the employer is to send the form to American Funds. Please note that the account must be opened before your salary deferrals to the account may start. If you submit both and SRA and this enrollment form to the employer at the same time, the deferral on the SRA should reflect a start date that allows sufficient time for your employer to submit and American Funds to open your new account. If you submit the enrollment form to your employer to forward to American Funds it may be necessary to start your deferral on the payroll cycle following your next check to ensure the account has been opened and the remittance check will be accepted by the vendor.
Please note that the enrollment documents do not require your employer's authorization under the plan. The enrollment process may be expedited by faxing the completed enrollment form directly to American Funds at 1-888-421-4371 prior to submitting an SRA to your employer. Once you have verified the account was established, remit your SRA with a copy of the enrollment form with notation of when the form was faxed to American Funds to your employer.
American Funds Distributors, Inc (aka: American Funds) Web Homepage
American Funds has provided this link as its home office webpage. Click on it to obtain general information about products and services offered by American Funds, or click any of the links below for more specific details on fund profiles, prospectuses, performance, fees, and loading charges.
Investment Fund Information
The following web links have been provided by American Funds to make available current information about annuity and custodial account investment opportunities offered by the company. Follow these links for fund profiles, prospectuses, performance, fees, and loading charges:
403(b) Investment Options
American Funds offers the following type of 403(b) investment option:
- 403(b)(7) Custodial Mutual Funds (Load)
- 403(b)(7) Custodial Mutual Funds (Deferred Sales Charges)
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Roth 403(b) Contribution Policy
American Funds does NOT accept Roth 403(b) contributions.
Investment products of American Funds are marketed using the following approaches:
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Helpful Employee Resources
American Funds provides a consumer education and planning center on its website. These vendor-provided websites have varying generic content, but often include videos, reports, and calculators to assist participants in their financial and life planning.
Active in Other CCC Employer 403(b) Plans
To see which other CCC Employers hold Active Payroll Slots with American Funds, please visit our General American Funds Distributors, Inc Page.
Vendor Page Maintainance
Vendors may manage their own CCC website pages via authorized logins available upon request. Vendors are invited to update their company and Employer-specific information (Plan or Group Number, Local Contacts, Product Information, Forms, etc.) regularly.
American Funds Distributors, Inc has supplied the following forms which may be PDFs or online submittals:
Please contact American Funds to request any other type of forms you might need.
Employers for which American Funds Distributors, Inc (aka: American Funds) is Eligible to Receive Contributions
Important: The list below represents those Employers in whose 403(b) Plans American Funds holds an Active Payroll Slot:
Important: The list below represents those Employers in whose 403(b) Plans American Funds holds an Inactive Payroll Slot:
Employers for which American Funds is Eligible to Receive Exchanges, Transfers, and Rollovers
Important: The list below represents those Employers in whose 403(b) Plans American Funds is eligible to receive exchanges, transfers, and rollover contributions because American Funds has signed
a Direct Information Sharing Agreement with Employers in this list:
Employers for which American Funds is an Orphaned Vendor
An Orphaned Vendor is a Vendor that received contributions under the Plan during the period 1/1/2005 through 12/31/2008, but has not and will not receive Contributions, Exchanges, Transfers, or Rollover Contributions into Accounts under the Plan after 12/31/2008. The list below represents those Employers in whose 403(b) Plans American Funds is classified as an Orphaned Vendor:
Employers for which American Funds is a Deselected Vendor
Important: A Deselected Vendor is a vendor that held an Active or Inactive Payroll Slot an employer's 403(b) Plan and received contributions after 12/31/2008, but the vendor is no longer eligible to receive contributions in the plan. The list below represents the employer 403(b) plans where American Funds is a Deselected Vendor.
Employers for which American Funds is a Grandfathered Vendor
Important: The list below represents those Employers in whose 403(b) Plans American Funds is classified as a Grandfathered Contribution Vendor:
Important: The list below represents those Employers in whose 403(b) Plans American Funds is classified as a Grandfathered Exchange Vendor: