Frequently Asked Questions

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Employer FAQs

What is considered to be a qualified, employer-sponsored retirement plan?

An employer-sponsored retirement plan includes a plan qualified under Internal Revenue Code sections 401(a) (including a 401(k) plan), qualified annuity plan under section 403(a), tax-sheltered annuity plan under section 403(b), Simplified Employee Pension plan under section 408(k), a SIMPLE IRA plan under section 408(p), or governmental deferred compensation plan under section 457(b). It does not include payroll deduction IRAs.

Can I have a designated employee or payroll services provider complete the registration process?

You can invite a payroll representative to help you facilitate this process. Your payroll representative can be an admin, a teammate, or even your bookkeeper or payroll administrator. Simply add your payroll representatives as a teammate to your RetireReady NJ account to allow them to manage your employee list and process payroll if they do not require an integration. 

The employer portal seamlessly integrates with many leading payroll providers. If you don’t currently use an external payroll provider, or if they’re not interested in an integration, the process to manually upload payroll contributions is quick and simple.

If I offer RetireReady NJ to my employees now and then decide to offer a qualified retirement plan later, what do I do?

Employers that choose to introduce a qualified retirement plan after enrolling employees in the RetireReady NJ program should exempt your business. You can find more information about this process here

What if my payroll company won't help me administer RetireReady NJ?

You can still offer RetireReady NJ to your employees on your own with no complex administration—easily making it a part of your own payroll process. Watch this video

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Are workers of only certain immigration statuses eligible for the program? What about undocumented workers?

Only workers with a verifiable Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) or Social Security number (SSN) can participate in the program. If a worker's information cannot be verified, the worker will not be enrolled, and an account will not be established for him or her.

As an employer participating in RetireReady NJ, am I allowed to match my employees’ contributions?

No. Employer contributions are not permitted in the RetireReady NJ Program. 

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