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457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

Read about the 457(b) Plan, which provides another opportunity for faculty and staff to increase tax-deferred retirement savings.

UCSD offers a 457(b) tax-deferred savings plan, giving faculty and staff another retirement savings option. When used with the existing 403(b) plan, the new plan effectively doubles the amount that can be put into tax-deferred retirement savings.

Plan details

  • Contribution limit: Faculty and staff can enroll in either or both tax-deferred plans, with separate contribution limits for each plan. Contribution amounts for the current year can be found on the UCnet website.
  • Enrollment: Fidelity Retirement Services maintains administrative records for the 457(b) plan. When you are ready to enroll, log on to Fidelity's NetBenefits, or call Fidelity at (866) 682-7787.
  • Administrative expenses: The 457(b) plan is designed to be self funded at no cost to the university or the retirement system. Plan participants pay the ongoing administrative expenses.
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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.