Thursday, August 14, 2014

401(k) Freeze Lifted

One more narrowcast:

The transition from Mass Mutual to Vanguard is now over, and you can directly manage your account in The Animation Guild 401(k) Plan:

• Online. Go to to sign up for account access. You will be able to check your balance, conduct transactions, research investments, get investment advice, use financial planning tools, and more. You will need your plan number to register: 094523.* Click here for fund and expense information.

• By phone. Call the 24-hour interactive VOICE® Network at 800-523-1188 to conduct transactions, get detailed fund information, and more. You will need a personal identification number (PIN) to use VOICE. To create a PIN, follow the prompts.

• With personal assistance. Call a Vanguard Participant Services associate for help at 800-523-1188 Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific time.

* If you have an individual account already registered at, your current user name and password will enable you to access your individual and Plan accounts. If you have an individual account with Vanguard but have not yet registered for online access, you will need your individual account number to register.

A couple of notes here: Most members working at a studio repped by the Animation Guild are eligible to enroll in the Plan. (They must be 21 and have cumulatively worked 90 days under TAG's jurisdiction, but after that they're good to go.)

It's easy to enroll, just grab enrollment forms off the Animation Guild website or contact us at (818) 845-7500. If you like, Vanguard can deliver your account statements, confirmations, notices and tax forms over the web. You can sign up for e-delivery after you’ve registered for account access at . Just log on to your account at and select My Profile, then Mailing Preferences.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.


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