Enrollment in the 457(b) plan is open to all County and Court employees and there is no deadline to enroll. You can contribute to the 457(b) plan on a pre-tax and after-tax (Roth) basis and select a dollar amount to be deducted from each biweekly paycheck. Your contribution amount is flexible and contribution changes are effective in the month following your election. Get started with as little as $10 per paycheck.

Permanent County and Court employees are eligible to enroll in the 401(a) plan only within the first 90 calendar days of employment. Pre-tax contributions are deducted from each biweekly paycheck and are based on your percentage election at the time of enrollment; select from 2.5%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% or 25%. Your election is irrevocable throughout your career with the County. The 401(a) plan also offers a loan feature which allows one outstanding loan at a time.

What you need

  • Social Security number
  • Employer name
  • Annual salary
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There are IRS limits to the standard and catch-up deferrals you can make to your plan.

How much should I save from each check?

It comes down to "as much as you can." What you can afford.

What should you invest in?

Stocks, mutual funds, bonds and more – there are so many options, but we have resources and support to help you decide.

How do you want to approach making investment decisions?

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Option 1: Help me do it

Select a Target Date Fund that aligns with the year closest to when you think you will start taking distributions.

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Option 2: Do it myself

Make some of the decisions yourself after you get some help from My Investment Planner. This tool shows you some options that might fit your investing style and tolerance for risk.

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Option 3: Do it for me

For a fee, a Nationwide ProAccount® professional picks investments for you and manages them over time, to help you stay on target with your goals. Learn more about Nationwide ProAccount.

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