Benefits of consolidating 401ks
These include: To roll money into Savings Plus, submit a Rollover–In Form.
Your rollover is invested according to your current investment choices. Once you have created your account, submit a Rollover-In Form.
Roth contributions may only be rolled over from another qualified Plan. Additionally, you may be able to rollover the following eligible retirement plans to your Savings Plus account after you separate.
Please note, your Savings Plus 457(b) or 401(k) account must be established 60 days prior to separation from service.
Process: -Call the financial institutions you want to move the money from. Have them write the check to the financial institution you are rolling into with your name mentioned but not the beneficiary (i.e., check written to Schwab FBO: John Doe account #12345) Tax implications: -If you are rolling from a pre-tax 401k to a pre-tax 401k or IRA, and the money goes directly from institution to institution, you are not liable for taxes.
You can also roll from a Roth type (already taxed) account into another Roth type account with no tax implications.
Call the administrator of the 401k you prefer (i.e., Fidelity/Schwab, whoever the financial institution is).If they write a check to YOU and you don't put the money in an IRA or 401k within 60 days you will pay ~20% tax and a 10% early withdrawal penalty.That's why it's best to transfer from institution to institution. You could move all your prior 401ks into an IRA you set up for yourself.Did you know you can combine your retirement savings into one easy to manage Savings Plus account before and after you retire?
As a Savings Plus participant, you are eligible to rollover your 401(a), 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) or pre-tax IRA into your Savings Plus account.I like this answer the best as it is the most complete. To the contrary some IRA trustees will manage your account for free and even give rebates in the form of free trades or actual cash. The "physical" procedures vary - a couple of times I never saw the check, once I got a check made out to the destination fund company (with my account number on it), and once I got a check to me and I sent my own check to the destination fund company (I think at that one I had been in the 401(k) less than a year and that made a difference)[email protected] B, this is indeed an excellent summary, but does not answer the OP's question directly as I read it. You can roll all of your former company 401(k)'s into a single IRA, managed by whatever company you like.