A Rollover IRA is an account that allows you to move funds from your prior employer-sponsored retirement plan into an IRA. With an IRA rollover, you can preserve the tax-deferred status of your retirement assets, without paying current taxes or early withdrawal penalties at the time of transfer. A Rollover IRA can provide a wider range of investment choices that may meet your goals and risk tolerance, including stocks, bonds, CDs, ETFs, and mutual funds.
What types of retirement plans can I roll over?
Eligible employer-sponsored retirement plans are those that you receive qualifying distributions from, and include 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, profit-sharing plans, money purchase plans, and Keoghs/Qualified Retirement Plans (QRPs).
Plans that may not be eligible include employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and defined benefit plans.
You may be allowed to roll over after-tax dollars and governmental 457(b) qualifying distributions. Contact your plan administrator(s) to find out if your particular plan is eligible for rollover.