In-Plan Roth Conversion

    You may elect to convert all or a portion of your BU Retirement Plan account (other than your Roth Contribution Account) to a Roth Contribution Account as an In-Plan Roth Conversion. This Conversion actually occurs within the BU Retirement Plan. You do not receive a check and then contribute it to the Supplemental Retirement and Savings Plan. Note that the conversion is a taxable event, but converting to a Roth 403(b) can be beneficial if you expect your tax rate to increase in the future.

    You should consult a tax advisor to better understand the consequences of an In-Plan Roth Conversion before you make the decision to convert your Account.

    You may take a distribution from your Roth Account funds only if you are eligible, otherwise your funds are subject to the rules of the Supplemental Retirement and Savings Plan. An eligible distribution is (i) a distribution to an active Member on or after attaining age 59 1/2; (ii) a distribution made upon termination of employment, becoming disabled, or retirement; (iii) a distribution upon the Member’s death; or (iv) any distribution that would otherwise qualify as an eligible rollover distribution.