Retirement Forms for Ministers of Word and Sacrament [403(b) Plan]

I want to defer part of my salary to maximize my retirement readiness. Form: Salary Reduction Agreement Form

I am an RCA minister and I want to enroll in the RCA 403(b) Retirement Program.  An RCA minister is eligible and required to participate in the Reformed Church in America 403(b) Retirement Program when serving an RCA church or institution.

In order for us to set up a Fidelity account we need some basic information. Please complete the Participant Information Form and return it to our office. For security reason, please return the form to us either by fax or mail. The pastor will be enrolled in a retirement age target Fidelity Freedom Fund Class K which he or she may change once enrolled. Fidelity will contact the pastor with instruction on how to complete the enrollment process. RCA Retirement Services will notify the employer that the pastor is enrolled and you may begin making contributions.

Also, the employer must have an RCA 403(b) Adoption Agreement on file. If not please complete the RCA 403b Adoption Agreement and return a copy to our office and keep the original on file.

Our fax number is: (212) 870-2491

Mailing address: Board of Benefits Services
Reformed Church in America
475 Riverside Dr, Suite 1606
New York, NY 10115

I want to set up direct deposit for my recurring retirement distributions. Please note that this service is not available for one time distributions. Mail completed form along with voided check to the RCA Office of Benefits Services. Form: Electronic Funds Transfer Application.

I am retiring and want to begin distributions from my RCA 403(b) Retirement Program. What forms will I need to complete? You must officially retire with your classis which will then inform the General Synod Office before you are eligible for retirement distributions. Ministers are entitled to receive a one-time, lump sum distribution of up to 25% of his/her employer contributions. All remaining employer contributions must be made over a period in excess of 10 years. Forms: How to complete the #72433 forms (RCA ordained ministers)403(b) Distribution Form, Beneficiary Designation Form, housing allowance letters

I am retired and want to change the amount of my distribution. Employer contributions must be made over a period in excess of 10 years. Forms: 403(b) Distribution Form

I am retired and want to rollover my employee contributions. Form: 403(b) Distribution Form

I am currently in ministry, at least 59.5 years of age and not yet retired, and would like a portion of my RCA 403(b) Retirement Program. You may receive a lump sum distribution of some or all of your employee contributions and/or, at any time, regardless of age, request a withdrawal of all or a portion of your Rollover Contributions and Roth Rollover Contributions and any earnings thereon. Form: 403(b) Distribution Form

I want a loan. Contact Fidelity Investments at (800) 343-0860 or log onto www.fidelity.com/atwork. To assist employers with the compliance of the 403(b) regulations, Benefits Services will contact employers when participants initiate and receive plan loans.

I am not 59.5 years of age yet and am currently experiencing a financial hardship for which I will need to request from the board a one-time distribution. Please note that Section 7.10 of the plan document lists the circumstances under which hardship distributions are available from part of your employer and employee contributions. Please refer to the plan document for full details. For board approval, write to the board of benefits services stating nature of emergency and amount needed to satisfy need; an itemized list may be necessary to avoid a distribution that exceeds financial need. To assist employers with the compliance of the 403(b) regulations, Benefits Services will contact employers when participants initiate and receive hardship distributions. Form: 403(b) Distribution Form

I have been demitted from my classis and therefore, no longer serve as a Minister of Word and sacrament. Your classis notifies the General Synod Office. Full payouts are only eligible after the General Synod Office confirms the demission. Form: 403(b) Distribution Form

I have recently been diagnosed with a disability which will prevent me from being employed. I will need a stream of income. Form: 403(b) Distribution Form

I need to update my beneficiary forms. Form: 403(b) Retirement Program #72433 Beneficiary Designation Form

My marital status has changed. I am now divorced and the Judgment of Divorce calls for a division of the RCA Retirement Program. Click here for more information.

I have questions about the plans. Who do I contact? Thos Shipley at tshipley@rca.org.