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Can You Continue MO Deferred Comp Contributions in Retirement?

Jan 5, 2024, 14:30 PM by MOSERS
Can you continue to make payroll deducted contributions to a deferred comp account after retirement?

No. Once you leave state employment – for retirement or any other reason – you can no longer make contributions to the MO Deferred Comp Plan. You can keep the money you saved throughout your career with the state in deferred comp after you separate from service. By doing so, you can continue to utilize all the unique features the plan has to offer, such as:

  • Access to MO Deferred Comp’s custom, low-cost investment options.
  • The ability to roll-in and consolidate retirement savings plans from previous employers.
  • Withdraw your 457 contributory source funds, penalty-free, after you leave state employment.
  • Enjoy easy and flexible withdrawals in retirement.
  • Individualized help from the plan’s financial education professionals.
If you return to full-time or part-time state employment, you can once again contribute to the MO Deferred Comp Plan. In this case, your contributions will start again at what was previously on file with the plan.
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