Financial Management Network

American Funds

Everything You Need to Know 


Overview

Several years ago Wycliffe wanted to give members and staff the ability to save in retirement plans even while overseas. The challenge at that time was that the law didn't have any available retirement plans for missionaries who were claiming the the Foreign Earned Income (FEI) Exclusion. Thus, they contacted American Funds to allow for WBT members to save in a brokerage account (non-qualified). Since then, the laws have changed and now allow for members to save in the 403(b) plan while claiming the FEI Exclusion. So, WBT no longer processes payroll deductions to these savings accounts, however, you can continue to make deposits into these accounts by sending a check directly to WBT.

This savings account has no tax advantages. You receive a 1099 DIV each year that will indicate all capital gains, interest and dividends you are responsible to report on your taxes. American Funds has enabled you to invest in any of their mutual funds at NO SALES CHARGES. This means that you will not be charged the typical 5.75% sales charge upon purchase. For more details on this contact FMN.

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American Funds FAQ

HOW DO I: VIEW MY ACCOUNTS ONLINE?

Login to www.americanfunds.com

If you do not currently have a login/password, click on ‘New to our Site?’ and follow the directions.

Have your account number and social security number ready.

HOW DO I: GET A NEW PIN NUMBER FOR ONLINE ACCESS?

Go to www.americanfunds.com to the account login section. You will be prompted.

HOW DO I: UPDATE MY BENEFICIARIES?

Beneficiaries may be named for IRA and Roth IRA accounts. Please contact either Wycliffe Retirement Savings at Retirement_Savings_Orlando@Wycliffe.org or FMN by clicking on the button below

 
 

After-tax Savings accounts do not have named beneficiaries however you can re-register the account to a T.O.D. (Transfer on Death) account. The beneficiaries will then be listed on the account.

To re-register your After-tax Savings account to a T.O.D. account please contact FMN by clicking on the “Contact FMN” tab on this website.

The appropriate form will be provided to you. Please indicate in your note how you would like to receive this: email attachment, fax or mail. Be sure to include your email address, fax number or current mailing address.

HOW DO I: CHANGE MY ADDRESS (CURRENT MEMBER, RETIREES AND FORMER MEMBERS) ?

Contact Wycliffe’s Retirement Savings Department by email at Retirement_Savings_Orlando@Wycliffe.org or call (407) 852-3639

HOW DO I: MAKE A DEPOSIT TO ONE OF MY ACCOUNTS?

All contributions to the American Funds accounts must be made through Wycliffe Retirement Savings Department. Please make a check payable to Wycliffe Bible Translators, mail check and investment instructions to:

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Attn: Retirement Savings Dept.

P O Box 628200

Orlando, FL 32862-8200

HOW DO I: WITHDRAW FUNDS FROM ONE OF MY ACCOUNTS?

CURRENT WYCLIFFE MEMBERS

All Accounts:

Wycliffe requires that all active members meet their Mandatory Minimum Retirement Savings requirements before a withdrawal will be processed.

If you wish to request a withdrawal, kindly contact the Retirement Savings Department at Wycliffe via email at Retirement_Savings_Orlando@wycliffe.org. A Retirement Savings Specialist will calculate the amount of excess savings that may be available for withdrawal.

Contact Wycliffe Retirement Savings at Retirement_Savings_Orlando@Wycliffe.org or FMN for assistance at (800) 455-0300 x262 or click the “Contact FMN” tab on this website and describe what you need.

HOW DO I: SIGN UP FOR ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF ACCOUNT INFORMATION?

Login to www.americanfunds.com

Click on ‘Learn More’ under ‘Go Paperless’ and follow the steps

HOW DO I: GET DUPLICATE COPIES OF MY TAX FORMS?

Go to www.americanfunds.com

Click on ‘Your Accounts’, ‘Account Summary’

Under Account Services click on ‘View/Order Tax Forms’

*Note: You may not receive certain tax forms for your account if you have not had any transactions in the last year. If you’re not certain, contact American Funds at (800) 421-0180.