457 Deferred Compensation Plans overview

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What are Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plans?

There are two types of Section 457(b) plans:

  • Governmental 457(b) – offered by governmental entities to all employees. These plans are very similar to qualified defined contribution plans, like 401(k) and 403(b) plans.
  • Nongovernmental 457(b) – offered by tax-exempt employers to a select group of management or highly compensated employees. These nonqualified deferred compensation plans are not made available to all employees and are generally used as an add-on for executives. Assets remain the property of the employer and are subject to claims of the employer’s creditors.

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457 Plan highlights

Governmental Section 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

  • For employees of state and local governments.
  • Assets held for exclusive benefit of employees.
  • Plans offered by Mutual of America accept salary deferrals only.
  • Contributions subject to annual limits.

Section 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

  • For employees of tax-exempt organizations.
  • Limited to management and highly compensated employees.
  • Plan is unfunded.
  • Assets are subject to claims of employer's creditors.
  • Contributions subject to annual limits.

Section 457(f) Deferred Compensation Plan

  • For employees of tax-exempt organizations and eligible municipal employees.
  • Limited to management and highly compensated employees.
  • Plan is unfunded.
  • Assets are subject to claims of employer's creditors.

You should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the investment funds and, if applicable, the variable annuity contract, carefully before investing. This and other information is contained in the funds' prospectuses and summary prospectuses and the contract prospectus or brochure, if applicable, which can be obtained by calling 800.468.3785 or visiting mutualofamerica.com. Read them carefully before investing.

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