Retirement Information

Central Berkshire Employees belong to one of the following retirement systems:

BERKSHIRE COUNTY RETIREMENT SYSTEM
29 Dunham Mall
Pittsfield, MA  01201
http://www.berkshireretirement.org/

MASSACHUSETTS TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MTRS)
One Monarch Place, Suite 510
Springfield, MA  01144
413-784-1711
http://www.mass.gov/mtrs/

VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS: 403b and 457b Plans
403b:
A 403(b) plan is a tax deferred retirement savings plan similar to a private company 401(k) plan. 403(b) plans are available to governmental and public school employees. 
457b:
457(b) plans are deferred compensation plans that allow eligible employees to set aside a portion of their salary on a before-tax basis, for the purpose of saving for retirement.

Existing Participants:
 
Contact Mid-America (TPA) for information on your existing plan:
866-873-4240 or visit their website:   http://www.midamerica.biz/

New Participants:  

Contact a company below for plan information and to sign up!

403b Plan Providers:
Ameriprise Financial 800-862-7919  http://www.ameriprise.com/
American Funds Services 800-421-0180 http://americanfunds.com/
Equitable 800-628-6673 http://www.axaonline.com/
First Investors  800-423-4026 http://www.firstinvestors.com/
Franklin Templeton 800-632-2301 http://www.franklintempleton.com/
Horace Mann  866-999-1945 http://www.horacemann.com/
Metropolitan Life 800-638-8378 http://www.metlife.com/
New York Life Insurance 800-710-7945 http://www.newyorklife.com/
T. Rowe Price Trust Company 800-922-9945 http://www.troweprice.com/
The Variable Annuity Life Ins. Co. (VALIC) 800-448-2542 http://www.aigretirement.com/
USAA Life Insurance Co. 800-531-8722 http://www.usaa.com/


457b Plan Providers:
Nationwide Insurance                 877-677-3678 http://www.nationwide.com/
Great West 877-457-1900 http://www.mass-smart.com/




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