Can I turn a 401k plan into an IRA

Asked over 1 year ago - Roselle Park, NJ

My current employer has not responded to my request to switch to an IRA

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  1. Peter Joseph Lamont


    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . I would need some specific information about your 401(k) before I could offer you a firm opinion. However, there are 401(k) plan that can be rolled into an IRA. If your employer continues to ignore your request, I suggest speaking to the outside plan administrator of the 401(k).

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  2. Ian Edmund Scott

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . Also, companies like Fidelity will give you free advice on the various options.

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  3. Adam Lefkowitz

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. From a practical standpoint, if your employer is not responding to your requests, then contact your 401(k) plan administrator and / or your IRA manager. If you presently do not have an IRA or want to roll your 401(k) into a new IRA, call the financial institution where you would like to open the IRA and talk to them. Those calls could yield a wealth of advice.

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