Roth 401(k) Plan


The Roth 401(k) is a hybrid plan that combines features of the Roth IRA and the traditional 401(k) plans. Employee contributions are made with after-tax dollars. You cannot switch money between the plans. Withdrawals of contributions and investment growth are not taxed provided the recipient is at least age 59 and 1/2 and the account is held for at least five years. Investment choices are the same as the traditional 401(k). View a comparison of 401(k), Roth 401(k), 403(b), 457 Plans. 


Combined Contribution Limit for 2015

Under age 50

Over age 50
401(k), Roth 401(k), 403(b) $18,000 $24,000

If you participate in a Roth 401(k) and are not participating in the traditional 401(k), the Roth 401(k) will be matched up to $50/month by the State of Tennessee; however the matching will be contributed to a traditional 401(k) using the same percentage of allocations chosen in the Roth 401(k). View information about Tax Deferred Income Plans.


Effective immediately, any changes to your contributions, address, beneficiary, etc., must be made online through your Empower Retirement account access. Contact Empower Retirement (formerly Great-West) at 1-800-922-7772 for assistance.