New things an employee needs to know about The SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022

If you are still working and contributing to an Employer Sponsored Retirement plan, this may apply to you.  Passed in December 2022, this act includes several mandatory and optional retirement provisions that may impact your 401(k) plan(s). SECURE 2.0 represents an important step forward in helping American workers achieve retirement security.

What you need to know:
The age-50 catch-up contributions must now be made inside the Roth side of a plan, for participants who exceed the compensation threshold.

This provision is mandatory for plans that allow age-50 catch-up contributions. (Note: The special catch-up provisions available to 403(b) and 457(b) plans are not impacted by SECURE 2.0.) • Beginning January 1, 2024, plans that allow age-50 catch-up contributions are required to make those catch-up contributions as Roth contributions for any participants who exceeded $145,000 (as indexed) in FICA compensation (compensation threshold) with the employer in the prior calendar year.


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