Deferred Compensation

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Deferred Compensation Plan

The County offers a voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan administered by MassMutual in Accordance with Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. Participants of the program select a designated monthly amount to deduct from their paychecks and then select investment options from the portfolio provided by MassMutual.

The Deferred Compensation Plan is a supplemental retirement plan option in addition to your County retirement plan. Consequently, while you may stop your deductions at any time, you may not have access to the monies until you have separated from County service.

Some positions are eligible for a county paid contribution to their Deferred Compensation Plan, depending on their MOU or Management Resolution.

Deferred Compensation Plan - Special Benefit for New Hires
New Hires:  The County will contribute one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per month to an employee's account in the Contra Costa County Deferred Compensation Plan or other designated tax qualified savings vehicle, for new hires who are members of either the Labor Coalition,  or members covered by Management Resolution 2009/341, Local 21, Probation and Peace Officers Association, Deputy District Attorney, Public Defenders and Public Defender Investigators.


See information below to enroll in the Deferred Compensation Plan.

Enrolling in Deferred Compensation Plan

Enrollment forms and information is located on Mass Mutual Forms page.  If you are enrolling in the plan, please complete a) enrollment form, b) disclosure statement and c) beneficiary designation and return to Contra Costa County Employee Benefits Service Unit.  New Enrollment Forms or change requests must be received by the 25th of the month to be processed for the next 10th of the month pay.

Rollover into MassMutual Deferred Compensation Account
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kerry Avila at 800-767-1000 ext. 58439. 

One on One Consultations with a MassMutual Representative
Feel free to make an appointment with a MassMutual Representative to learn more about the 457 Deferred Compensation Program or to review your account. To set up an individual 30 minute appointment, call Kerry Avila at 800-767-1000 ext. 58439.

Annual Elective Deferral Limits

Annual Elective Deferral Limits are determined by IRS.  Go to LIMITS