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If your plan is on the JULY Retirement Platform, you will receive quarterly account statements within 15 business days after quarter-end to help you stay informed about what’s happening with your plan. These statements include detailed information about your account activity for the quarter, including:
The Account Summary section of the participant statement is intended to give you an overview of your retirement account as of a specific date. It shows your Account Balance and the Rate of Return for the period covered by the report.
This section shows your Account Balance by Investment Fund. The pie chart and numeric totals provide an easy to understand overview of your balances.
The Account Overview section provides you with an overview of the activity in your account for the report period. It summarizes the increases or decreases in your account by transaction type, including the beginning balance for the period, contributions, investment earnings, withdrawals, and ending balance.
The Account Activity section shows activity in your account by investment and by contribution type (i.e., employee, employer, etc.).
The Investment Performance section provides historical investment performance for each investment in the plan, including investments that you have chosen and other options available.
This section provides you with a summary of any fees and expenses charged against your account for the report period. Fees are categorized by Service Type to help you understand the services being provided.
In this area, we include announcements to help you understand your options for investing in your retirement plan and to provide you with tips to help you to stay on course.
Your plan’s website provides detailed information about your account and allows you to make changes. You can get information about your balance, investment options, see past transactions, and see copies of your participant statements. You can also make changes to your account, including transferring money between investments and choosing how future contributions are invested.Learn more 2. Website – How do I access my plan’s website?
Most retirement platforms provide you a website where you can manage your retirement account. If your account is on the JULY Retirement Platform go to:
If your retirement plan is on a non-JULY platform such as John Hancock, The Hartford, American Funds, or another provider, contact your Human Resources Department for information on accessing your account.Learn more