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457 Plans

You know how important it is to really listen to your employees, students or colleagues so you can help them achieve their goals. At Edward Jones, we follow the same philosophy. That's why we will spend as much time as you need to understand your retirement planning options. 

A 457 plan is a deferred compensation plan that lets you save for retirement with pretax salary deferrals while reducing your taxable income.

Three groups of individuals are eligible for 457 plans:

  • State, county and city government workers, and public school, college or university employees
  • People in upper management and highly paid employees of certain tax-exempt, nongovernmental organizations
  • Top-level employees working for certain tax-exempt or governmental organizations (who qualify for what is also known as a “top hat” plan)

Contribution features

Keep in mind that 457 plans have contribution limits that are separate from those of other retirement plans. This means that if you’re eligible to participate in a 457 plan and another deferral program, such as a 403(b) or 401(k) plan, you can contribute the maximum amount to both plans. For example, in 2020, a public school employee can defer $19,500 into a 403(b) plan and another $19,000 into a 457(b) plan.

How we can help

Your financial advisor can provide information about the types of retirement plans available.

Important information:

This information is for educational purposes only. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice.

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