The N.C. Supplemental Retirement Plans are administered by Prudential Retirement. To enroll in the NC 401K Plan, an employee must be a contributing member (full-time) to the N.C. Teachers & State Employees Retirement System. The NC 401K Plan is the UCPS 401K provider.
The NC457 Plan is open to full-time, part-time or temporary employees, including rehired-retired teachers.
There are no minimum contributions to either plan and you may participate in both (full-time employees). Please contact Prudential directly at 1-866-NCPLANS (1-866-627-5267) to enroll, to change or cancel your monthly contribution amount, to inquire about a loan/withdrawal or with any other questions you may have. You can also visit Prudential's website (www.prudential.com) and set-up a user id and password under the Retirement Section. This will allow you access to your account(s) as well as to make changes to your monthly payroll deduction(s).
You may also contact your local representative, Ms. Jodie Musselwhite, Retirement Education Manager, at (704) 893-2841. Ms. Musselwhite is available to meet with you to help you with enrollment, make changes to your account, review your investment portfolio, etc.
NOTE: The amount that an employee can contribute to their NC401K Plan account and NC457 account in 2013 is $17,500 (each account) and an additional $5,500 (annual catch-up contribution) if you are 50 years old or older by December 31, 2013 (per IRS requirement 402(g) limits). However, if an employee is participating in both a 401K and a 403b plan, the contribution limits must be coordinated so that the maximum deferral between the plans does not exceed $17,500 (or $23,000 if 50 or older in 2013). Rollovers of previous employer retirement plans do not impact the maximum amount an employee can contribute to either of these plans. The contribution limits for 2013 can include Roth after-tax contributions, pre-tax contributions, or a combination of the two. You may increase/decrease your contribution rate at any time. You may stop contributions at any time. Your account is always 100% vested.