Get answers to frequently asked questions

MyCTSavings is a new retirement savings program created to help Connecticut’s 600,000 private-sector employees without access to employer-sponsored retirement plans. Here are answers to many of the common things we’ve been asked. If you have questions beyond these, we’re here to help. Just drop us a line.

What is a Target Retirement Date Portfolio?

A Target Retirement Date Portfolio is an age-based portfolio designed to help manage investment risk and is based on two factors: an investor’s current age and approximate estimated retirement date. This type of portfolio includes a mix of investments — stocks, bonds, and cash equivalents — that evolve over time to focus on growth for younger investors and to help preserve savings closer to retirement age. MyCTSavings offers a range of Target Retirement Date Portfolios.

Do I need to report contributions on my employees’ W2s?

No. The MyCTSavings program is structured as a payroll deduction IRA and not as a traditional retirement plan that needs to be reported on your employees’ W2s. The IRA trustee for the MyCTSavings program will file “Form 5498, IRA Contributions Information” with the IRS (as needed for your employees) and will send employees a copy for their records, no later than May 31.

Can the State use money from this program to pay for other programs?

No. Employees’ contributions go directly to the MyCTSavings accounts in their names. The State can’t use the money for anything else, and there is no connection to other retirement plans offered by the State.

Does MyCTSavings secure funds remitted to the employee accounts?

MyCTSavings has processes in place to protect the security of employee contributions to their accounts. Our program administrator, Vestwell, utilizes reasonable security technologies to protect sensitive information in accordance with industry and regulatory standards, which may include encryption, two-factor authentication, and automatic logout after a specified period of inactivity.

Are there measures to keep my account safe from cyber threats?

MyCTSavings has processes in place to protect the security of employee accounts and information. Our program administrator, Vestwell, utilizes reasonable security technologies to protect sensitive information in accordance with industry and regulatory standards, which may include encryption, two-factor authentication, and automatic logout after a specified period of inactivity.