It’s never too soon to plan for a more financially secure retirement. As you begin to plan for retirement, be sure to make good use of tax-advantaged savings like the Texa$aver program. With the Texa$aver voluntary retirement savings program, you can increase your personal retirement savings to bridge the financial gap between your pension and Social Security.
You already contributed to the ERS retirement fund, with the State and the agency you worked for also contributing on your behalf, but your ERS annuity may replace only about 50% of your salary when you retire. Your State of Texas retirement plan does not include automatic cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs). During retirement, a Texa$aver account can help you weather inflation and increased medical expenses as you age.
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Withdrawals & Distributions
If you were hired by a state agency on or after September 1, 2008, you were automatically enrolled in the Texa$aver 401(k) plan, with 1% of your salary contributed directly from your paycheck, pre-tax. If you weren’t enrolled automatically, you can open a Texa$aver account at any time. Once enrolled consider using the Advisor Services to learn how you can take steps to maximize your savings opportunities.
After you leave state employment, you can keep your Texa$aver account to take advantage of the program’s many benefits, including lower-than-average fees and access to professional investment advice through the Advisor Service.
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