403 (b) Retirement Plan with Transamerica 


All regular full and regular part-time employees who are at least 18 years of age are eligible to participate in the Plan. Excluded from participation are Temporary On Call Employees, PRN Employees, Temporary Relief Employees and Temporary i.e. Interim Employees.

When is my entry date?

Eligible employees are able to make elective deferrals after their first pay period by enrolling with Transamerica via the online enrollment process.

When is my entry date for receiving employer contributions?

PHS contributes 3% of salary for eligible employees after 90 days of employment. In addition, after 90 days Piedmont will match regular employee contributions up to 3% of compensation in the period the contribution is made. If no contribution is made in a given period, no matching funds will be deposited.

How much can I save? Your 2020 contribution opportunities

Basic salary deferral limit: $19,500 in 2020.
Age 50+ Catch-up: If you are age 50 or older, you may be eligible to defer up to an additional $6,500 in 2020.

Click on the following link for your 2020 IRS Pension Limits:

Contribution Limits for 2020


Your contributions are 100% vested immediately. Vesting of the Employer Contributions begins each calendar year and is credited based on 1000 hours of work in a plan year (January to December).

You will be fully vested in the PHS contributions to the retirement program after completing five years of service.

Years of ServiceVesting Percentage
Less than 2 years0%
2-3 Years25%
3-4 Years50%
4-5 years75%
5 years or more100%

Enroll in and manage your Retirement Plan

Enroll in the plan or check your balance anytime, day or night, by going online at or
calling 1-800-755-5801

For retirement counseling services contact:

Captrust Advisors

Other Resources

The Piedmont Healthcare Services HR Department can be reached at

919-537-7487 – Office
919-537-0469 – FAX

Lydia Mason
919-537-7483 – Office
919-537-9201 – FAX

Other Materials

Piedmont Health Retirement Plan Guideline
Easy Access App Flyer
Easy Online Access Flyer


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