Enrolling New Hires

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Enrolling New Hires

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Is this your first ACC Cantor?

  1. Make sure your cantor is a member of our plan, if not (and they are eligible*), have them fill out and submit a Contribution Calculation form and then enroll online.
  2. Complete an ACC Participating Employer Adoption Agreement and return it to the Retirement and Group Benefits Administrator.
  3. Sign up for Fidelity's Simplified Contribution Platform (SCP), make sure to contact the Retirement and Group benefits Administrator to receive your division code, see instructions below.

*Eligibility: ACC and GTM members in good standing are eligible to enroll in the ACC Retirement Plan. Rabbis ordained from HUC-JIR may be eligible through the CCAR (via the GTM) only if they no longer meet RPB's eligibility requirements.

Are you a congregational representative looking for information about how to make retirement contributions for your cantor?

Fidelity’s Simplified Contribution Platform is finally here. 

We are excited to offer you access to a secure and easy way to submit your plan contributions to Fidelity. The new online contribution processing has been implemented as an alternative to the Plan Sponsor Webstation (PSW) process that you are using today.

We listened to your comments regarding PSW and are migrating all PSW users to the new SCP platform. The ACC understands that employers making the contributions on behalf of our members are busy! Dealing with another complicated system is the last thing they want to add to their plate. That is why we are migrating all PSW users to SCP! There is minimal set up required at the onset, and then SCP memorizes the previous contribution amounts entered to help streamline your process. From the second contribution forward, it only takes five (5) clicks to make a contribution! Those who have been using SCP are ecstatic about the ease and intuitive nature of the site.

Jill - Bookkeeper said " I was hesitant to switch to a new system, as PSW was tough to get used to. However, once I did switch I regretted not having done it sooner! I love that after making the first contribution, the amounts are stored under the correct source and I only need to make changes when the contribution amounts change! Being able to schedule a contribution accomodates my part time work schedule, allowing me to make all contributions exactly when I want to, regardless of my work hours and I don't worry about forgetting."

You are encouraged to follow the prompts in the email from Fidelity, which includes your temporary password, that you received, as PSW will only be available for a limited amount of time. Once you have logged in to SCP successfully and updated your password, add a funding method right away as it takes Fidelity 10 business days to verify each new bank account added before it is available for use. After the bank account is verified, enjoy the simple contribution process! Lost the email sent to you? No problem, just enter the email and  select "forgot password" to create a new password and login. Are you a brand new user in our system? Just select "New User" on the login page and fill out the form. The Retirement and Group Benefits Administrator will receive an email and approve your access!

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments' Plan Administration team is available to assist you in the use of the Fidelity PSW system, every step of the way. Once your login has been established, please contact Fidelity with any training, support, or technical issues. Unlimited training and support is available to employers at no charge; Fidelity's exceptional services are included as a benefit of our Plan.

Contact information for Fidelity Investments for employers:

Simplified Contribution Platform (SCP)
Simplified Contribution Platform Website https://contribution.appiancloud.com/suite/
Customer Help Hours: 8AM-6PM EST
Customer Help Number 1-800-917-4369
Customer Help Email SCPHelp@fmr.com
SCP User Manual User Manual
SCP Division Code (required on New User form) Contact Retirement and Group Benefits Administrator for division code


Important Note: The 2020 IRS Salary Deferral limit is $19,500. For participants age 50 or older by December 31, 2019 the Salary Deferral limit is $26,000 ($19,500 + $ 6,500 Catch-Up). The 415 limitation under Section 415(c)(1)(A) in 2020 is the less of $57,000 or 415 compensation (without parsonage).

Electronic Contributions Required as of 2017

All participating employers are to make contributions electronically for Temple (Employer) Contributions and Salary Deferrals using Fidelity's SCP system. If your temple is new to SCP, you will be able to fund contributions faster and more securely than with traditional paper checks. The ACC Office no longer accepts contribution checks. Any contribution checks received after this date will be voided and returned to the employer.

Contact information for the Retirement and Group Benefits Administrator:

Hours: 9:00AM to 5PM CT (M-Thurs), 9:00AM to 4PM CT (Friday)

Call: 847-781-7800, ext 302

Fax: 847-781-7801

Email: retirement@accantors.org

ACC Participating Employer Adoption Agreement - fill out when first hiring an ACC Cantor

Simplified Contribution Platform (SCP User Manual) - instructions on how to add a funding source, make a contribution and more

Contribution Calculation Form - for all contributing participants, to be completed each year and returned to the ACC office by email, mail or fax by November 30th of every year

Contribution Tracking Form - for congregations to keep track of the contributions made to their cantor's Retirement Plan, especially helpful when salary deferrals are elected

New Enrollee Guide to Getting Started - comprehensive guide for new enrollees in the ACC Retirement Plan