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Steps to Enroll

1. Determine the Amount per Paycheck

The Fern Ridge 403(b) plan is a voluntary retirement plan option, you may contribute to this plan by deferring from your paychecks and contributing those funds (in an amount you specify) to an account held under a 403(b) Vendor with an Active Payroll Slot in the plan.

Traditional 403(b) accounts are tax deferred, meaning funds are deferred from your check to your investment account on a pre-tax basis. When you contribute to a Traditional 403(b) account, your net pay is not reduced by the full amount of your contribution (please see our net pay impact illustrations page for detailed examples).

Fern Ridge allows Roth 403(b) contributions to any Fern Ridge vendor that will accept such contributions. Roth contributions are deferred on an after-tax basis, as opposed to Traditional 403(b) which are deferred on a pre-tax basis.

Please note: There are annual (calendar year) contribution limits that apply.

2. Select A Vendor and Open an Account

You may select one or more vendors Fern Ridge 403(b) Vendors with Active Payroll Slots to contribute to by contacting the Vendor or representatives to open an account under Plan ID* assigned to Fern Ridge. You must establish an account under the Fern Ridge 403(b) Plan specific Plan ID to begin deferrals. You may not defer to an account created under a prior/different employer's plan.Keep a copy of the documentation showing your newly assigned Account Number to evidence this step was completed.

3. Complete a Salary Reduction Agreement and Submit it to Fern Ridge

Complete your 403(b) Salary Reduction Agreement (SRA) form, print it, sign it, and submit it to Attn: Payroll Dept. at Fern Ridge, along with a copy of documentation that you have established an account with the vendor.

Fern Ridge School District 28J
Attn: Payroll Dept.
88834 Territorial Road
Elmira, OR 97437

SRAs are subject to the established Payroll Cut Off Date. To Be Determined

Continuation Until Cancellation: The most recent 403(b) SRA document on file at Fern Ridge School District remains in effect until you cancel the agreement, change the contribution amount, or change the vendor via the submission of a new 403(b) SRA.

Fern Ridge May Reduce Or Suspend Contributions: Fern Ridge School District is required to avoid contributions that might exceed IRS limits. Consequently, the 403(b) SRA stipulates that Fern Ridge may reduce and/or suspend contributions to avoid excess deferrals over your contribution limit.

 

 

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