Plan Overview

Below are the important features of the Florida Deferred Compensation Plan. This website is intended to be a summary of the plan provisions.  In the event that a conflict exists between the information contained within this website and the plan document, the plan document provisions prevail.

Eligibility

The Florida Deferred Compensation Plan is available to all State of Florida employees, including OPS employees and employees of the State University System, the State Board of Administration, the Division of Rehab and Liquidation, Special Districts*, and Water Management Districts.*

If you need assistance to determine your Plan eligibility, please contact the Deferred Compensation Office at (850) 413-3162 or toll-free at (877) 299-8002.

*Subject to employer participation

Contributions

Contributing to the Deferred Compensation Plan can help you save at a comfortable pace to create a greater benefit for you in retirement. Pre-tax contributions to the Plan are made automatically through payroll deduction, which can help to lower your current taxable income. The minimum contribution is $20 per monthly pay or $10 per bi-weekly pay, but contributions cannot exceed 80% of your paycheck. When you contribute a percentage of your pay instead of a flat dollar amount, though, your retirement savings get a raise every time your salary does. The maximum annual contribution amount to the Plan is set by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines on a yearly basis. You may view the current limits here.

Investment Flexibility

You have the flexibility to choose how to invest your savings in the Florida Deferred Compensation Plan.

  • Make elections for your future contributions and your existing balance.
  • Transfer between funds on a dollar amount or percentage basis.
  • Reallocate your total balance to different funds.
  • Automatically rebalance to the investment elections you have on file at a frequency of your choice.

You can choose an investment style based on your level of investment experience and how “hands-on” you want to be in managing your investments. Visit the Investments section for more information about the investment options and their performance.

Consolidate Former Employer Retirement Plans

Many qualified pre-tax retirement accounts can be transferred into your Deferred Compensation Plan account through a plan “rollover.” This may allow you to have better overall and more consistent management of all of your retirement savings, including what you pay in fees and how your savings are invested.

To learn more about your rollover options after you've enrolled in the Plan, please call us at (800) 282-6295.

Loans

Loans are available in the Plan.

Distributions

Distributions are allowed only upon separation from service, attainment of age 70½ or death, which are considered to be triggering events. Distribution of amounts held in rollover accounts may not be made without a triggering event. The Plan also includes a diminimus withdrawal provision allowing the in-service distribution of accounts that do not exceed $5,000, if certain conditions are met.

  1. You have not made any contributions to the Plan during the prior two years; and
  2. You have not received this type of in-service distribution in the past; and
  3. Your total account value with all approved Plan providers is less than $5,000.

The IRS requires that distributions under a 457(b) plan begin no later than the April 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which you attain age 72 or separate from service, whichever occurs later. If you fail to receive the minimum required distribution for any tax year, a 50% excise tax is imposed on the required amount that was not timely distributed. These rules are referred to as Internal Revenue Code (IRC) required minimum distribution (RMD) requirements.

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You should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the variable investment options offered through a retirement plan, carefully before investing. The informational booklet and fund prospectuses containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting your local representative. Please read the information carefully before investing.

Group annuities are intended as long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Money taken from the annuity will be taxed as ordinary income in the year the money is distributed. Account values fluctuate with market conditions, and when surrendered the principal may be worth more or less than its original amount invested. An annuity does not provide any additional tax deferral benefit, as tax deferral is provided by the plan. Annuities may be subject to additional fees and expenses to which other tax-qualified funding vehicles may not be subject. However, an annuity does provide other features and benefits, such as lifetime income payments and death benefits, which may be valuable to you.

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