Are you a plan participant, employer or sponsor?
Sign up for online access here. Please make sure to use a phone number that can receive text messages for multi-factor authentication.
Did you take a distribution in the prior year?
A blackout period is a period of three or more consecutive business days where participants cannot make election investment changes, take distributions or obtain loans.
Is your plan in a blackout period?
Did you receive any of these messages?
You meet the initial IRS qualifications for hardship. Please follow the instructions below to apply.
Please be aware that hardship requests take 10-15 business days for processing and additional 1-3 business days to receive the funds electronically, or 7-10 business days to receive the funds via standard mail. Overnight mailing is available for an additional fee and is subject to a one-day delay if the distribution is a large amount.
Some of the most common reasons this error occurs include:
Please also ensure you are utilizing the below link when logging in: https://ww2.slavic401k.com/account/sign-in/
If none of these troubleshooting tips fix the problem, you can reset your user name and password here. Please contact us at (800) 356-3009 if you need further assistance.
What are you looking for?
For General Information:
If you would like to change your investment allocations, you may do so online by completing the steps below:
This will not change your current assets; this is only for changing where you allocate your future contributions. If you would also like your current assets to move into your new investment allocation you must select yes on the transfer section.
If the request occurs before 4 p.m. ET,
our team will begin processing it the same day.
If the request occurs after 4 p.m. ET,
our team will begin processing it the following day. Please allow us 1-2 business days to complete the request.
Would you like to request a new distribution or get information on an existing one?
Are you currently employed by the company and payroll provider that provided your 401(k)?
Are you age 59 ½ or older?
You can view the status of your distribution request by following the steps below:
Please be aware that distribution requests take 10-15 business days for processing and additional 1-3 business days to receive the funds electronically, or 7-10 business days to receive the funds via standard mail. Overnight mailing is available for an additional fee and is subject to a one-day delay if the distribution is a large amount.
Do any of these hardship reasons apply to you?
If you do not qualify for a hardship or a standard distribution, you can apply for a loan from your 401(k).
Are you currently employed by the company who provided your 401(k)?
You meet the initial IRS qualifications for a loan. You must also have a minimum account balance of $2,000 and take a loan of $1,000 to qualify. Please follow the instructions below to apply.
Please be aware that loan requests take 10-15 business days for processing and additional 1-3 business days to receive the funds electronically, or 7-10 business days to receive the funds via standard mail. Overnight mailing is available for an additional fee and is subject to a one-day delay if the distribution is a large amount.
You do not meet the initial IRS qualifications for a loan from your 401(k). However, you may be eligible to take a distribution or rollover. Please watch this video on how to make a distribution/rollover request online.
What would you like to do?
Please follow these instructions:
Once received, please allow 7-10 business days for processing to complete. You may verify processing has completed by viewing Transaction History underneath the Manage heading within your online account.
Open an account with SlavicIRA here. Once the account has been opened, you may transfer your old 401(k) funds into the IRA.
You will be asked to complete the following steps:
To protect your retirement savings, many recordkeepers will only process distributions via check.
Once the money arrives in your account, you will receive an email prompting you to login and customize your investments.
Are your assets leaving or merging into Slavic401k?
Please contact us at (800) 356-3009 for further assistance.
Form 5500 Annual Return/Report is due the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends (July 31 for a calendar year plan), with an additional 2 ½ months extension if Form 5558 Application for Extension of Time to File has been submitted (October 15th with an extension).
Slavic401k will file the Form 5558 Application for Extension of Time to File on your behalf if an extension is needed.
A plan with fewer than 100 participants (on the first day of the plan year) that meets all of the eligibility conditions is considered a “small plan” filer and can file Form 5500-SF. A plan with more than 100 participants (on the first day of the plan year) is considered a “large plan” filer and must file Form 5500 and complete all applicable schedules and attachments.
NOTE: Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) can only file the Form 5500 and are restricted from filing Form 5500-SF.
A plan participant is any employee eligible to participate in an employer’s retirement plan when certain eligibility conditions stated in the plan document are met. A participant is also an employee or former employee (terminated employee) of an employer who is or may become eligible to receive a benefit from an employee benefit plan. The number of participants at the beginning of the year determines which 5500 form must be filed.
For those plans which do not fall under the notable exception (80/120 rule) and are considered a “large plan filer,” Scheduled H must be completed in addition to any other applicable schedules and attachments. Slavic401k will prepare a complete signature-ready Form 5500 for you to file with the EBSA.
An independent audit must be attached to the completed Form 5500 before it is electronically filed. The plan sponsor is responsible for engaging the author to prepare the independent audit.
To avoid penalties for failing to complete the Form 5500 or ramifications of filing late, plan sponsors should take the time to understand the requirements for a retirement plan audit well in advance of the filing deadline.
An audit is required for large plan filers and may be deferred but not eliminated for plan years of seven (7) months or less (due to initial year of the plan, merger, or change of plan year). The short plan year does not eliminate the audit requirement; it only defers the audit requirement until the following year.
In the year in which the audit will be required, the audit will cover the full plan year and the short period. Additionally, Form 5500 must still be filed for the short plan year.
The IRS will receive your filing, but the DOL will send a Notice of Rejection (NOR), usually within a few weeks of submission. This notice informs the plan sponsor that the submission is “delinquent” and that the DOL will issue penalties if it is not corrected timely. The plan sponsor has 30 days from the date of the letter to respond. The plan sponsor can respond to the NOR, explain the circumstances of what is going on, and request an extension. Only during the NOR process can you request an extension and have a chance of avoiding a penalty.
Please note Schedule H, line 3 specifically asks for information regarding the plan’s independent auditor’s report. If you do not submit the required independent auditor’s report, these questions must still be answered correctly. If you have to file Form 5500 without the required independent auditor’s report, correct that error as soon as possible.
Failure to file timely can result in significant DOL and IRS fees and penalties.
A large portion of Americans will face a substantial retirement savings shortfall. Currently, 57 million employees do not have access to a retirement savings plan