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To help you achieve financial security in retirement, the Board of Benefits Services (BOBS) provides the RCA 403(b) Retirement Program. The retirement program is designed for clergy, missionaries, and qualifying lay employees of the RCA, its agencies, and its affiliates. (The RCA Retirement Plan is an old plan that continues to cover participants who were originally enrolled in this plan. New participants will be enrolled in the RCA 403(b) Retirement Program.)

Retirement plans

The RCA Retirement Program is designed for clergy, missionaries, and qualifying lay employees of the RCA and its agencies and affiliates.

RCA 403(b) Retirement Program

2005 - Present

The RCA 403(b) Retirement Program is the primary retirement plan administered by BOBS. All employer contributions and employee salary deferrals made since January 1, 2005, have been credited to this plan. 

RCA Retirement Plan

2004 and earlier

The RCA Retirement Plan is a non-qualified deferred compensation plan. It’s an older retirement plan that continues to apply for original enrollees and participants. 

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Preparing to retire

Use this guide as a helpful checklist and timeline as you prepare to enter retirement.

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On the Fidelity NetBenefits website, you can manage your account, view your investment portfolio, set up a consultation with a retirement planner, and access a resource library.
Having trouble with NetBenefits? Call 1-800-343-0860

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Employers of participants in the RCA retirement plans can find all the information and forms in the BOBS employer resource center.

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Ready to retire?

If you are an RCA-ordained minister, please contact your classis clerk to declare retirement. The classis will notify the BOBS office once your retirement is approved. We will send you a retirement kit after receiving the retirement notification from your classis.

If you are a lay employee, please contact your last RCA employer to complete the Participant Retirement/Termination Notification Form and return it to the BOBS office.

Retirement resources

Planning for retirement can be daunting, but we’re here to help. We’ve gathered some essential tools to help you plan for the next chapter, whether that’s decades from now or right around the corner.

Help me plan for retirement

Have a question?

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Contact Thos

Thos Shipley

Retirement Program Plan Administrator

Contact Feifei

Feifei Liu

Benefit Actuarial Analyst and Project Coordinator

Board of Benefits Services
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1606
New York, NY 10115
866-221-5480; FAX: 833-627-7620