A 457(b) deferred compensation plan, which is like a 401(k) for public service employees, can help supplement your pension. It’s specifically designed for those who work for the state or local government, has the flexibility to adjust as your needs change and can help you turn your salary into a more comfortable retirement.

A new kind of retirement plan experience

How can a 457(b) help employees save?

To attract and retain employees, you’ll want a retirement plan that provides guidance and flexibility. Choose an AXA 457(b) deferred compensation plan and you’ll have the tools and support you need to improve your plan’s effectiveness and help simplify the administrative process.

Easier, simpler plan administration

  • A dedicated support team will work with you to facilitate your plan’s implementation and maintain a program that meets all compliance requirements.
  • Use our simple, streamlined website and online tools for easy automated recordkeeping.
  • Your employees get answers to their questions through our participant website, Voice Response Unit, available 24/7, or our Customer Service Representatives.

Personalized guidance and flexible strategies

  • Flexibility – Your employees can customize a savings strategy to suit who they are now, with opportunities to adjust later on. 
  • Support on their terms – Your employees can enroll in your 457(b) plan in the way that works best for them: in person, over the phone or online. 
  • Meet the diverse investment needs of your employees – AXA offers a broad spectrum of investment products to fund your deferred compensation plan – from variable and fixed annuities to mutual fund options. Our investment platform features a high degree of flexibility to help you design a package appropriate for you and your employees. 

The experience of an industry leader

Since 1859, AXA has helped people build and secure their financial futures. We stand among the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products, providing stability and reliability to our clients.

AXA group is in 64 countries serving more than 105 million customers worldwide1. We’ve won the DALBAR Service Award for outstanding customer service seven years in a row2 (2011-2017), and have been ranked the #1 global insurance brand in the world for nine consecutive years.3

 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service Questions and concerns answered that were easy to understand
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful AXA Consultant Personal and friendly consultant assisted me with my questions. Was able to explain my investment options and what need to be adjusted to meet my future needs.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nobody got back to me I waited and I waited to hear back about my application to take a loan from my 403b. Nobody ever called, and no e-mail was sent. I finally had to dig around for the customer service number and call it. Even then, the person had a little trouble figuring out what the issue with my account was. We finally figured it out, but it definitely didn't seem like anyone was really attending to my issue prior to me calling. The frustration was compounded by the fact that I had a heck of a time figuring out who to call. I tried my advisor first, but he was out of town for awhile. When he finally did call me back, he told me that he didn't really handle those matters. It was not intuitive from the website how I should deal with this particular issue. Also, I'm not sure why I had to mail in a ponderous, multi-page application document. With the other retirement investment service with which I have a 403b account, it was a simple matter of a couple of clicks from my mouse and my application was submitted (and approved) in a matter of minutes. I waited for weeks to hear back from AXA, and never actually did, as I mentioned above.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Friendly, understanding, supportive, efficient I explained my reason for calling and my need. Thevsupport and understanding made the process easier.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helpful and efficient service AXA has been helpful and friendly. I know I can call anytime and my financial professional is there to answer my questions and guide me.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Help and professional Well informed and professional that answered all of my questions regarding my financial plans and decisions.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from professional and very knowledgeable I have just opened an account with AXA and everything has gone very smooth. All of the options and steps were explained to me in an easy to understand method and everything has gone as planed and on schedule.
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My financial advisor really knows his stuff! My financial advisor went the extra mile in every aspect from beginning to end of our signing up for a 403b plan: met with my husband also, and after hours at our home, thoroughly explained the options, hunted down and did all the paperwork necessary to transfer my account to AXA. Thanks so much! I hope service continues to be at the high level of efficiency!
Date published: 2018-12-07
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As of 02/28/2017 customers’ ratings and reviews reflect individual opinions and are not intended as indications of suitability or as predictions of any product/investment performance and should not be relied upon as bases for any purchase decision.

1 As of December 31, 2017, AXA Group Fact Sheet

2 Source: http://www.dalbar.com/Awards/ServiceAwardWinners

3 Interbrand, 2009-2017, AXA press release, September 25, 2017

This discussion is not intended as legal or tax advice. Accordingly, any advice provided herein is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer. Such advice was written to support the promotion or marketing of the transaction(s) or matter(s) addressed, and you should seek advice based on your particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor. 

Variable annuities and mutual funds are offered by prospectus, which contains more complete information, including investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses, and which can be made available from your Financial Professional of the company. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send any money.  

An annuity contract used to fund this qualified employer-sponsored retirement arrangement should be purchased for its features and benefits other than tax deferral. For such cases, tax deferral is not an additional benefit of the annuity. You may also want to consider the relative features, benefits and costs of this annuity with any other investment that you may have in connection with your retirement plan or arrangement. 

AXA believes that education is a key step toward addressing your financial goals, and we've designed this discussion to serve simply as an informational and educational resource; it does not offer or constitute investment advice and makes no direct or indirect recommendation of any particular product or of the appropriateness of any particular investment-related option. Your needs, goals, and circumstances are unique, and they require the individualized attention of your financial professional. But for now, take some time just to learn more. 

Annuities issued by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY) and co-distributed by affiliates AXA Advisors, LLC and AXA Distributors, LLC, New York, NY 10104.  The investments in this program are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.  They are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation nor are they deposits to, obligations of, or guaranteed by any bank. 

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable), AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and AXA Distributors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) are affiliated companies, located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104, (212) 554-1234. AXA Equitable and its affiliates do not provide tax, accounting or legal advice or services. 

“AXA” is the brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. AXA S.A. is a French holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC. The obligations of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company are backed solely by its claims-paying ability.

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