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Why Consider Adopting an Automatic Enrollment Arrangement?

Automatic enrollment arrangements can provide an easy way for 401(k) and 403(b) plan sponsors to increase employee participation.

Choose the Automatic Enrollment Arrangement that Works Best for Your Organization

Mutual of America offers three types of automatic enrollment arrangements:

Key features of PI include:
  1. Automatic Contribution Arrangement (ACA)
  2. Eligible Automatic Contribution Arrangement (EACA)
  3. Qualified Automatic Contribution Arrangement (QACA)

Mutual of America’s Qualified Default Investment Options

Automatic enrollment arrangements can provide an easy way for 401(k) and 403(b) plan sponsors to increase employee participation.

Several investment options, including the Mutual of America Retirement Funds (which collectively constitute one QDIA), are offered under Mutual of America's group annuity contracts and mutual fund/trust platform as Qualified Default Investment Options.

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1Pursuant to DOL regulations, QDIAs are default investments that, if used by defined contribution plans, profit-sharing plans, 401(k) and 403(b) plans, the plan fiduciary may not incur liability for investment losses as a result of investing participant elective deferrals in them without affirmative consent from the participant.

2Minimum employer contributions: Employer Non-Matching is 3% of employee’s compensation. Employer Matching is at least 100% of the first 1% and 50% of the next 5% of compensation deferred by the employee. Maximum employer match is 6%.

3Minimum default deferral percentage cannot be less than 3% during the first full plan year, 4% during the 2nd plan year, 5% during the 3rd plan year and 6% thereafter. Maximum deferral percentage is 10%. E.g., if an employee is hired in April of the current plan year, they would be subject to the 3% deferral percentage for the remainder of the current plan year as well as the following plan year.

4Participants may opt out and withdraw deferrals made by automatic contribution (plus or minus earnings) without penalty for up to 90 days after the date of the first automatic deferral.

5Employee elective deferrals are always 100% vested.

6For purposes of the notice that must be provided to eligible employees, Mutual of America will provide such notice on behalf of plan sponsors using our mutual mutual fund/trust platform. For plan sponsors using our group annuity contract, we provide a sample notice. Both notices include the following required information: a description of the Qualified Default Investment Alternative, the investment objectives, risk/return characteristics, fees and expenses.

To learn more about Mutual of America's automatic enrollment arrangements, including plan amendment and notice requirements, call your local Mutual of America Regional Office, or 800.468.3785 today.

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