403(b) & 457(b)

Our Retirement Builder Plan is designed to help school employees supplement their pensions and save for their future, with a variety of options available through Nationwide Financial Services.

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Retirement Builder Plan offers 403(b), Roth 403(b), and 457(b) plans, and has over 80 different investment options that allow school employees to customize a retirement plan to meet their unique needs.

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How they work

  • Make pre-tax contributions up to $23,000 ($30,500 if you’re over age 50).1
  • Watch your earnings grow tax-deferred.
  • Borrow from your savings if needed while you're still employed.
  • Start taking penalty-free distributions (taxable at your current tax rate as ordinary income) when you reach age 59 ½.
  • 457(b) plans allow you to take distributions when you leave your employer or in the case of death, disability or unforeseeable emergency.

How to qualify

  • 403(b) plans are for employees of educational institutions and certain non-profits.
  • 457(b) is sponsored by some districts for school employees working at least 20 hours a week. Retirement Builder Plan is available to school employees in districts where SchoolsFirst Plan Administration, LLC serves as Third-Party Administrator. We also offer a variety of other state-approved investment provider options.


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  1. This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax advisor.