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Eligibility
All employees over the age of 20 will be automatically:
Enrolled at 3% contribution (or percentage at last denominational employer)
Escalated 1% every July 1 until 7% is reached

Employees working 20+ hours/50% of full-time will receive basic and matching contributions:
5% Basic, up to 3% Match;  5.43%/3.26% for 10-month education contract teachers
(Hourly day care/ECEC employees are not eligible)

Those under the age of 20 are not eligible to participate in the retirement plan.

Resources
Empower Retirement Account Login
Retirement-Empower Registration Instructions
Empower Customer Service: 866-467-7756
Enrollment Guide

Speak to an adviser or sign up for Empower Managed Accounts:
844-302-2448 or Advisedassetsgroup@retirementpartner.com

Great-West SecureFoundation Funds (Part of Empower for those within 10 years of retirement)
Empower Investment Counselors: 877-804-6257

How High Can You Climb Interactive Video (Should you contribute more?)
Opting Out of Social Security (Pastors)
Social Security Choices Website (Should you take early SS or wait? There is a fee to use this service)
Contribution-Limits Spreadsheet
NAD Retirement Website

Forms
Auto Escalation Notice
Beneficiary Designation – must submit online – Empower Retirement Account Login

Loans
In order to apply for a retirement loan or transfer a loan to your payroll with Chesapeake, please contact Empower directly: 866-467-7756

Plan of Benefits
Defined Contribution Retirement Policy

Financial Wellness Course (Geared toward those under 55)
Financial Wellness
Financial Wellness Companion Book

Pre-Retirement Courses (Geared toward those 55 and over)
Course I: Principals of Retirement
Course II – Special Situations
Course III – Clergy Retirement Issues
Thinking About Retiring Companion Book

Employees Thinking About Retiring
Retirement Application Questionnaire
Planning for Retirement
Answers to Your Questions – Pink Book
AON Retiree Health Exchange Information
Your Spending Account – HRA Video
Enrolling in Medicare (for a description of Medicare benefits, visit medicare.gov)
Great-West SecureFoundation Funds (Part of Empower for those within 10 years of retirement)
Social Security Choices Website (Should you take early SS or wait? There is a fee to use this service)
Retirement Asset Target Calculator
Retirement Budget Calculator
Contribution Limits Spreadsheet
NAD Retirement Website

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