Helpful Outside Resources

Resources for Tax Preparation and Planning

See these great resources for tax preparation and retirement planning:

IRS: Free tax preparation by volunteers

U.S. Government Connect: Retirement Planning Strategies

IRA Basics 2019

Please contact a tax preparation professional if you need additional assistance.

Social Security Resources for You

Social Security Administration’s “Understanding the Benefits” Publication

SSA.Gov Retirement Planning Tools

 

Secure Retirement Timeline

July 2020 - SEIU 775-bargained retirement contributions increase up to a maximum $0.80 per qualifying hour
July 2019 - Access to online participant balance, vesting and beneficiary information
July 2019 - Plan year, participation and vesting rule changes
July 2019 - SEIU 775 successfully bargains for retirement contributions up to $0.65 per qualifying hour
February 2019 - Summary Annual Report mailed for the plan year ending February 28, 2018
December 2018 - Statements mailed for plan year ending Feb. 28, 2018
July 2018 - SEIU 775 successfully bargains for retirement contributions equal to $0.50 per qualifying hour
February 2018 - Summary Annual Report mailed for plan year ending Feb. 28, 2017
December 2017 - Statements mailed for plan year ending Feb. 27, 2017
July 2017 - SEIU 775 successfully bargains for retirement contributions equal to $0.25 per qualifying hour
June 2017 - Existing participants mailed a Summary Plan Document
February 2017 - Initial Plan Design Complete and Plan Document Approved
March 2016 - Secure Retirement Plan goes into effect and begins receiving contributions for hours worked since July 1, 2015
July 2015 - SEIU 775 successfully bargains for retirement contributions equal to $0.23 per qualifying hour

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT QUALIFYING HOURS
The vesting rules changed on July 1, 2019. If you were not yet vested on that date, work 1 additional qualifying hour to become vested in your current Account! (Note: This must occur prior to a permanent break in service for you to vest in contributions already made to your account. If you don’t meet the hours requirement for 5 plan years in a row, you will experience a “permanent break in service” and forfeit amounts contributed to your account before the permanent break. If you need help finding a new client, you may want to check out www.carinacare.com.