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IMPORTANT: If you do not elect your benefits during the annual Open Enrollment period or within 31 days of your date of hire, you will not have Roper St. Francis health plan coverage until the next year unless you have a qualified life event.
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Roper St. Francis Healthcare Retirement Plan
Whether your retirement is 5 years away or 50, the Roper St. Francis Healthcare 403(b) retirement plan is a valuable teammate benefit and one of the most powerful ways to enhance your long-term financial well-being. We encourage you to invest in yourself and your future by participating in this plan through Transamerica.
Transamerica is a full-service retirement plan provider who has focused on one thing for more than 75 years: helping millions of people like you save and invest wisely for and throughout their retirement. Whether you’re joining a retirement plan for the first time, are already participating in the plan or will soon be approaching retirement, Transamerica will be with you every step of the way.
Why Save in the Roper St. Francis Retirement Plan?
Your plan offers three key advantages:
- Automatic savings—Your contributions are deducted directly from your pay.
- Pretax contributions—Your contributions are deducted fromyour pay before federal taxes, which reduces your current taxable income.
- Tax-deferred growth—The money in your account grows free from taxes until you withdraw it. You don’t have to pay taxes each year on your contributions or earnings, so there’s more money in your account to continue compounding.
Who Is Eligible to Participate in the Retirement Plan?
All Roper St. Francis teammates are eligible to participate in the Roper St. Francis Healthcare 403(b) plan.
What Is the Contribution Percentage at which New Hires Are Auto-Enrolled in the Retirement Plan?
All new hire teammates will be automatically enrolled in the Roper St. Francis Healthcare 403(b) plan upon completing 30 days of service at 4% pre-tax contribution rate unless he or she takes action during the first 29 days of service to opt out. (NOTE: Important to emphasize action must be taken in order to opt out.)
How Much Can I Contribute to My Retirement Account?
You can contribute up to the maximum allowed by law, though IRS and plan limits may apply. For example, in 2017 the regular IRS limit on contributions is $18,000. Also, if you are at least 50 or will be during the year, you can make up to $6,000 in additional “catch-up” contributions to your account in 2017. You can also choose to contribute less than the automatic 4%, or not at all.
How Much Should I Contribute to My Retirement Account?
How much you save for retirement depends on your personal situation, but following are a few scenarios.
- Your Age: 40
- Your Salary: $40,000
- Your Retirement Age: 65
- Current Retirement Savings: $0
- Investment Style: Aggressive
To see your retirement outlook estimate, please visit Transamerica online at my.trsretire.com
Does Roper St. Francis Contribute to My Retirement Account?
If you save in the Retirement Plan, then Roper St. Francis Healthcare may provide a matching contribution on your behalf. Currently the matching contribution is based on years of service.
- For teammates with 0 to 9 years of service, the match formula is $.50 of each dollar up to the first 4% that you contribute. Another way to look at this is if you contribute 4% of your pay, RSF will contribute an additional 2%. For example, if you make $40,000 per year and contribute 4% of your pay, your contribution is $1,600 per year. RSF matches at 2% of your pay, which equals $800 per year.
- For teammates with 10 or more years of service, the match formula is $.50 of each dollar up to the first 6% that you contribute. Another way to look at this is if you contribute 6% of your pay, RSF will contribute an additional 3%. For example, if you make $40,000 per year and contribute 6% of your pay, your contribution is $2,400 per year. RSF matches at 3% of your pay, which equals $1,200 per year.
In addition, Roper St. Francis Healthcare may provide a discretionary retirement account contribution up to 2% of your pay.
To be eligible for these employer contributions, you must be employed on the last payroll day of the plan year and have worked at least 1,000 hours during the plan year.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare provides matching contributions into eligible Teammate’s retirement accounts as a single, lump sum deposit each year in mid-to-late April.
Looking for More Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings?
We all have those little extra things that we spend money on each day, week, month or year. Avoiding those little extras and saving the money in your 403(b) plan can quickly contribute to your future financial security.
Here are just a few examples: *
How Do I Update My Name or Address on My Transamerica Retirement Account?
Any updates to your personal information made through the Employee Portal of Roper St. Francis CareLine are automatically updated to your Transamerica retirement account after one full pay period. You do not need to contact Transamerica directly to update your personal information.
How Do I Log-In To My Online Retirement Account?
Go to rsfh.trsretire.com and click the ‘New user? Get Started’ link near the top. On the following page that opens you will be directed to provide your Social Security number, your personal information and a secure email address. A confirmation number will immediately be emailed to that address which you will then need to enter in order to complete the account registration process.
How Often Can I Change My Retirement Contribution Rate?
You can update your 403(b) retirement contribution rate throughout the payroll calendar year in any of the following ways. Please note 403(b) retirement account contribution updates are processed by the end of the next full pay period.
- Log-in at rsfh.trsretire.com; under ‘Manage’ select ‘Contributions’
- Download the Transamerica mobile app; open ‘Manage’ select ‘Contributions’
- Contact your nearest onsite Transamerica Retirement Plan Consultant at 843-724-2918 for Roper Hospital or 843-402-1890 for St Francis / Mt Pleasant Hospital
Contact Transamerica’s Customer Care Team at 1-800-755-5801
How Can I Update My Beneficiary Information?
Log-in at rsfh.trsretire.com; under ‘Home’ select ‘Beneficiaries’ to update your primary or contingent beneficiary information. Or, under ‘Home’ select ‘Forms’ and under ‘Beneficiary’ select ‘Beneficiary Designation’ to print a hard copy form to complete and submit to Transamerica at FAX # 1-866-835-8863 or mail to Transamerica at 4333 Edgewood Rd NE, Mail Drop 0001, Cedar Rapids, IA 52499.
Help! I’m Locked Out Of My Online Retirement Account!
Go to rsfh.trsretire.com and click ‘Forgot My Password’ or ‘Forgot My Username’ to reset your log-in credentials online or call Transamerica’s automated password reset service at 1-800-755-5801.
How Do I Change My Investments?
Log-in at rsfh.trsretire.com; under ‘Manage’ select ‘Current Investments’ to update the fund mix currently held in your account or select ‘Future Allocations’ to redirect new contributions as they occur.
You may also call your nearby Transamerica Retirement Plan Consultant at 843-724-2918 for Roper Hospital or 843-402-1890 for St Francis / Mt Pleasant Hospitals or dial Transamerica’s Customer Care Team at 1-800-755-5801 for assistance with investment updates.
I’m Purchasing a Home and My Mortgage Banker Needs My Retirement Plan Info.
Go to rsfh.trsretire.com; you do not need to log-in, click the ‘Resource Center’ tab near the top, then click on the ‘Brighten Your Outlook Plan Guidebook’ icon link in order to download a PDF file of your 403(b) retirement plan summary to provide to your mortgage banker.
I’m Getting Ready to Retire, What Do I Need to Do?
Contact your nearest onsite Transamerica Retirement Plan Consultant at 843-724-2918 for Roper Hospital or 843-402-1890 for St Francis / Mt Pleasant Hospitals to discuss your options and receive account assistance.
Where Can I Find Information on Taking a Loan Against My Retirement Account or My Existing Loan?
Loan information and applications are managed online. Log-in at rsfh.trsretire.com; under ‘Manage’ select ‘Loans’ to start a new loan application or under ‘Manage’ select ‘Loan Payments’ to update your existing loan payment. All loan payments must be scheduled by the borrower; Roper St Francis Payroll Dept. does not deduct loan payments directly from your paycheck.
When Can I Request a Regular Withdrawal of Funds from My Retirement Account?
Withdrawals are only allowed from your 403(b) retirement account after reaching age 59 ½ or separating employment service from Roper St Francis. Withdrawals may also be made from after-tax Roth contribution balances.
Where Can I Find Information on Requirements for a Hardship Withdrawal Request?
Log-in at rsfh.trsretire.com; under ‘Manage’ select ‘Withdrawals’ to review your withdrawal options.