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Benefits offers retirement plan seminars

The MIT Benefits Office and Fidelity Investments will hold retirement plan information seminars on campus and at Lincoln Lab over the next two weeks. The seminar titles are as follows:

Understanding Your MIT Retirement Plans -- Designed for employees who want an overview of the MIT Retirement Plans. Highlights include a review of the features and benefits of the MIT Basic Plan and the MIT Supplemental 401(k) Plan; an introduction to the MIT Supplemental 401(k) plan investment options; and a discussion of the tools, information and services available to help with retirement planning.
Tuesday, Sept. 21 -- Student Center Twenty Chimneys, 9-10am
Wednesday, Sept. 22 -- Wong Auditorium (Building E51), 9-10am
Tuesday, Sept. 28 -- Lincoln Lab Auditorium, 1-2pm

Choosing Your MIT 401(k) Investment Mix -- Designed for those who want guidance selecting their 401(k) investment options. Highlights include a review of the basic types of investments; the risk and rewards of each investment type and how time can work in your favor; how to choose your investment mix; and how your MIT Supplemental 401(k) Plan investment options fit into these mixes.

  • ������Tuesday, Sept. 21 -- Student Center Twenty Chimneys, noon-1pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 22 -- Wong Auditorium (Building E51), 11:30am-12:30pm
  • ������Tuesday, Sept. 28 -- Lincoln Lab Auditorium, 3-4pm

MIT and Fidelity Investments will continue to offer investment seminars on a variety of topics throughout the year. Visit the MIT Benefits web site for descriptions, dates, times and locations of future seminars.

Those with questions about their MIT Supplemental 401(k) Plan account may call 1-877-MIT-SAVE (648-7283). Fidelity Retirement Services specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8am-midnight. The TTY number for the speech and hearing-impaired is (800) 259-9743.

Employees can also view their 401(k) account information online by visiting the Fidelity NetBenefits . NetBenefits allows users to view current account balances, current share prices, recent contributions and any earnings, and historical performance of Fidelity investment options. They can also make exchanges (transfers) between investment options, change the investment mix of future contributions and change contribution amounts.

A version of this article appeared in the September 15, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 44, Number 5).

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