Participating in the 401(k) Plan is one of the best things you can do to save for your future. All U.S. employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) Plan.
- Free money from Intuit through eligible* matching contributions—$1.25 for every $1 you contribute, up to 6 percent of your eligible pay for a maximum $10,000 per year.
- A clear view of how much you will need in retirement, in the context of monthly income.
- Flexible saving opportunities through pretax, Roth, or after-tax contributions from your base salary and/or bonus; also, in-plan Roth conversion for even more expanded options.
- Professionally managed investments to take the worry out of selecting the best performers.
- Access to experienced retirement services professionals—via phone, email or chat—to help get you on the right track to reach your retirement goals
Enroll in the 401(k) plan at any time with these simple steps:
- Log in to the Empower website or call 1-844-INTU401. (If you are not signed in on the Intuit network, you will be prompted to enter your corporate username and password.)
- Select your contributions and investments. Contribute as much as possible—try for at least up to 6 percent to so you can take full advantage of the company match.
- If you are eligible to receive any bonus or commissions, you will need to elect a separate contribution amount for those payments. Watch this video or view this article on Insight to learn more about how to make a bonus deferral election.
- Designate your beneficiary. This is the person or people who will take ownership of your account if you die.
- If you're 50 or older, save an additional $6,000 per year in catch-up contributions by actively enrolling through the Empower website. Note: You are not automatically enrolled in catch-up contributions when you turn 50.
If you’re a new hire, you are automatically enrolled in the 401(k) Plan after about 30 days of service. Your automatic contributions start at 6 percent of your pretax pay and are invested in the Vanguard Target Retirement Trust Plus Fund that most closely matches your anticipated retirement at age 65. Your contributions will automatically increase 1 percent each year on August 1 to help you reach your retirement goals. Make any changes to your savings rate or investments on the Empower website.
You have three ways to contribute to the 401(k) Plan—pretax, Roth and after-tax:
|Contributions||Deducted from your paycheck before taxes are withheld, reducing current taxable income|
|Limits*||Up to 50% of your eligible compensation, subject to the IRS limit ($18,500 in 2018). If you are age 50 or older in 2018, you can contribute an additional $6,000|
|Withdrawals||Subject to income tax|
|Contributions||Deducted from your paycheck after taxes are withheld|
|Limits*||Up to 50% of your eligible compensation, or the IRS limit ($18,500 in 2018)|
|Contributions||Deducted from your paycheck after taxes are withheld|
|Limits*||Up to 10% of your eligible compensation, or the IRS limit ($55,000 in 2018)|
|Withdrawals||Contributions are tax-free, earnings are subject to income tax|
* Contribution limits refer to the combined total of Traditional and Roth contributions. After Tax Limit is inclusive of the combined total of Traditional, Roth, and Employer Matching contributions.
† Earnings are tax-free upon withdrawal if you own the Roth 401(k) account for at least five years and have reached age 59½.
For each $1 you contribute to your 401(k) savings plan account, Intuit will contribute $1.25, up to 6 percent of eligible pay to a maximum $10,000 per year. If you’re not already saving 6 percent, you’re missing out on a valuable part of how Intuit helps you build financial security.
Here's an example of how it works.
Green: Intuit’s contribution
Blue: your contribution
Orange: the total contribution toward your retirement
Note: If you change your savings percentage during the year, your year-to-date contributions and pay will be used to determine your match. Also, matching contributions will not be made on regular after-tax contributions or catch-up contributions.
Vesting is a term used to describe how much of Intuit’s matching contributions you "own." It’s the percentage of the match that you could take with you when you change jobs or retire, and depends on your years of service. You always own 100 percent of your own contributions. Matching contributions are 100 percent vested after two years of service.
The way you invest your 401(k) account is completely up to you—not just your contributions, but also Intuit’s matching contributions and any amount that you roll over from another account.
If you are automatically enrolled in the 401(k) Plan, your contributions are invested in the Vanguard Target Fund that most closely matches your anticipated retirement at age 65. Intuit offers a variety of investment funds. Select the funds that are the best fit for your abilities and needs.
Vanguard Target Funds
If you want to leave selecting your funds and managing your portfolio to professional investors, the Vanguard Target Funds may be a good option for you. Each of these funds is diversified based on your retirement date, professionally managed and adjusted over time to maintain the appropriate risk and return as you get closer to your retirement date.
These funds are called Target Funds because the “target date” is your expected retirement date, assuming you’ll retire at age 65. For example, if you expect to retire in or around 2045, you could choose the Vanguard Target 2045 Fund. There are 12 funds in the Target series, in five-year increments, from 2015 to 2065.
The Vanguard Retirement Income Fund is also part of this series, and is designed for investors who are currently retired or prefer the most conservative (low risk/low return) option.
Here are the Intuit 401(k) Plan investment options, as of January 2018:
|Target Funds||Expense Ratio||Asset Class|
|Vanguard Target 2060||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Vanguard Target 2055||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Vanguard Target 2050||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Vanguard Target 2045||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Vanguard Target 2040||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Vanguard Target 2035||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Vanguard Target 2030||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Vanguard Target 2025||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Vanguard Target 2020||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Vanguard Target 2015||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Vanguard Target Retirement||0.06%||Asset Allocation|
|Core Funds||Expense Ratio||Asset Class|
|Putnam Stable Value||0.32%||Capital Preservation|
|SSgA Global Equity ex US Index NL Ser C||0.17%||International Funds|
|SSgA Russell Small Cap Index Fd Class S||0.05%||Small Cap Funds|
|SSgA S&P Mid Cap Index NL Class C||0.03%||Large Cap Funds|
|SSgA S&P 500 Index NL Ser N||0.03%||Large Cap Funds|
|SSgA U.S. Bond Index Fund Class C||0.06%||Bond|
The Plan also offers a self-directed brokerage option that lets you invest in a wide variety of investments beyond the ones available within the Plan. Investments through the brokerage option are not selected by Intuit or its partners. This option is generally intended for more experienced investors who have the time and knowledge to manage a more sophisticated portfolio.
To use the brokerage option, you must have a minimum balance of $1,000 in the core plan; you may invest 100 percent of your account in brokerage investments.
The brokerage account is offered through Charles Schwab for an annual fee of $50. To open a brokerage account, call 1-844-INTU401 and speak to an Intuit 401(k) Plan Participant Service Representative.
Consolidating your retirement funds into a single account makes it easier to manage your asset allocation and create a diverse investment mix. It can also help you avoid some costly mistakes. By consolidating and transferring in other 401(k) or IRA accounts into the Intuit 401(k) Plan, you can avoid the headache of monitoring multiple investment accounts, simplifying the process for you and your beneficiaries to manage your financial affairs.
To consolidate your retirement accounts, log in to Empower (go to Home > My Accounts > Consolidate Accounts) and download the plan’s rollover form. You can also request that a Rollover Specialist reach out to you, or call a Rollover Specialist at 1-888-737-4480.
Your 401(k) Plan account is meant for the future. However, you may find yourself in a financial situation where you need to borrow from your account. The 401(k) Plan allows you to borrow up to 50 percent of your vested account balance—from a minimum $1,000 up to a maximum $50,000. You’ll pay the money back into your account, plus interest, through after-tax payroll deductions. Initiating a loan costs $35, and there is a quarterly maintenance fee of $3.75.
To request a loan, go to Empower website or call 1-844-INTU401.
Don’t want to impact your retirement savings? Check out the personal loan options offered by SoFi as an alternative solution.
Empower hosts monthly 401(k) and financial planning education sessions for Intuit employees. Sessions focus on 401(k) plan details, the benefits of saving through a 401(k) and other retirement and financial planning topics. To learn more or to register for a session, go to the WebEx site.