403(b) Plan & 457(b) Plan Voluntary Employee Contributions


JCCC full-time regular employees, part-time employees and adjunct faculty are eligible to participate in and may choose to make either voluntary pre-tax contributions or voluntary Roth after-tax contributions to either the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) 403(b) Plan and/or the Johnson County Community College 457(b) Tax Deferred Retirement Plan (collectively "the Plans"). There are separate maximum annual limits set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the Plans, which are described below.

IRS-established annual contribution limits for the 403(b) Plan (combined total of pre-tax and Roth after-tax contributions to the 403(b) Plan):

  • 2017 calendar year contribution limit of $18,000
  • 2017 calendar year, additional "catch-up" contribution limit of $6,000, for participants age 50 and older

IRS-established annual contribution limits for the 457(b) Plan (combined total of pre-tax and Roth after-tax contributions to the 457(b) Plan):

  • 2017 calendar year contribution limit of $18,000
  • 2017 calendar year, additional "catch-up" contribution limit of $6,000, for participants age 50 and older

NOTE: The amount of employer contribution made to the 403(b) plan, if any, does not impact your ability to contribute the maximum annual contribution amounts shown above.

To initiate or change your voluntary contributions to the Plans contact your appropriate JCCC Benefits Specialist as follows:

Connie Brickner Ext. 4757 Last Names Starting with A-F
Lisa Gates Ext. 3619 Last Names Starting with G-N
Lisa Sullivan Ext. 7624 Last Names Starting with O-Z

At any time during the year you can may start, stop, or make changes to your contribution elections by contacting your appropriate Benefits Specialist.

Follow these instructions (PDF) to make a voluntary contribution and investment election.