403(b) Plan - Empower Retirement

East Allen County Schools offers a 403(b) Plan to its employees.  The 403(b) vendor is Empower Retirement (formerly MassMutual).  All employees are eligible to participate and the only requirement is that annual contributions must exceed $200.  Enrollment booklet for new employees is available from the link below. 
Updated information you should be aware of:  Effective on December 31, 2020, Empower Retirement (Empower) acquired the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company’s (MassMutual) retirement business. Through this transaction, business written by MassMutual is reinsured by Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (GWLA), and in New York by Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company of New York. Concurrently, MassMutual retroceded business it reinsures from a cedent, which MassMutual assumed in a previous transaction. Empower administers the business on MassMutual’s behalf, with certain administrative services being performed by MassMutual and its affiliates during a temporary transition period.  Contracts issued by Talcott Resolution Insurance Company. Contracts are administered by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company – a service that it has sub-contracted to Empower Retirement.

The local agent for the 403(b) Plan is:
Kirk Davis(260) 497-0711
Please contact Kirk for assistance with investment selections.
Group # 750908
Plan Name: East Allen County Schools 403(b)
Empower Retirement Service Center  1-800-528-9009

Link to Empower Retirement (formerly MassMutual) Website

Empower EACS 403(b) Enrollment Booklet
Complete the following three forms to open a new account:
Account Opening Form
Salary Deferral Agreement 403(b)
Beneficiary Designation Form

Email all forms to Nancy Vandell at nvandell@eacs.k12.in.us 

403(b) Forms
Salary Deferral Agreement 403(b) [Submit to Payroll]
Beneficiary Designation Form  [Submit to Payroll]
403(b) Rollover In or Transfer Exchange In Form Checklist Transfer existing 403(b) to Empower Retirement [Submit to Payroll]
Contribution Change Form  [Submit to Payroll]
15 Year Rule Notification To increase your maximum contribution amount after 15 years of service w/EACS [Submit to Payroll]
Account Opening Form  [Submit to Payroll]
403(b) Withdrawal Form [Submit to Payroll]
403(b) Loan Application [Submit to Payroll]
Name/Address Changes or Social Security Number Correction [Submit to Payroll]
Required Minimum Distributions Form [Submit to Payroll]

Annual Notice of Universal Availability
2020 Notice
2021 Notice

403(b) Plan Documents
SPD [Summary Plan Description] 01012018 - EACS
PDS [Plan Document Summary] 01012018 - EACS
IRS Acceptable Form of Plan - MassMutual
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