“DEFER” is the voluntary retirement program (457b, 403b and 401a savings plans) available to most State of Delaware employees including employees of the Legislature, Judicial, and Higher Education Institutions. Participation in the deferred compensation plan is a critical component of a balanced plan for retirement alongside Social Security, pension, and personal savings. The steps you take today will affect how you spend tomorrow.
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Over 32,000 active and former state employees participate in the program with active employee enrollment increasing rapidly over the last several years. The plan is supervised by the Plans Management Board. For more information on board meetings and to review plan documents, visit the Plans Management Board page.
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Are you age 50 or above or within three years of retirement? If so, you may be able to take advantage of the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan’s available catch-up contributions.
457(b) Special Catch-Up Calculator Need help determining if you are eligible for the 457(b) 3-year Special Catch-Up election? Do you know how much you can contribute to your employer’s 457(b) retirement plan in the current year? This calculator can help you understand your options.
For more information on opportunities to catch up on contributions, contact a Voya representative.
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