Definitions — Direct Rollovers
(1)“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
(2)A “direct rollover” means the payment of an eligible rollover distribution by PERS to an eligible retirement plan specified by the distributee.
(3)A “distributee” includes a PERS member, the surviving spouse of a deceased PERS member, a non-spouse beneficiary of the member that is a designated beneficiary under Code Section 402(c)(11), and the current or former spouse of a PERS member who is the alternate payee under a domestic relations order that satisfies the requirements of ORS 238.465 (Benefits payable to others under certain judgments) and the rules adopted thereunder.
(4)An “eligible retirement plan” means any one of the following:
(a)An individual retirement account or annuity described in Code Section 408(a) or (b), including a Roth IRA as described in Code Section 408A;
(b)An annuity plan described in Code Section 403(a) that accepts the distributee’s eligible rollover distribution;
(c)A qualified trust described in Code Section 401(a) that accepts the distributee’s eligible rollover distribution;
(d)An eligible deferred compensation plan described in Code Section 457(b) which is maintained by an eligible employer described in Code Section 457(e)(1)(A) and accepts the distributee’s eligible rollover distribution.
(e)An annuity contract described in Code Section 403(b) that accepts the distributee’s eligible rollover distribution.
(f)For the purposes of ORS 237.650 (Options for legislators who are members of Public Employees Retirement System)(3), the individual employee account maintained for a member under the Individual Account Program as set forth under ORS 238A.350 (Individual accounts established)(2); and
(g)For the purposes of ORS 237.655 (Legislator members of state deferred compensation plan)(2), the state deferred compensation program.
(5)An “eligible rollover distribution” means any distribution of all or any portion of a distributee’s PERS benefit, except that an eligible rollover distribution shall not include:
(a)Any distribution that is one of a series of substantially equal periodic payment made no less frequently than annually for the life (or life expectancy) of the distributee or the joint lives (or life expectancies) of the distributee and the distributee’s designated beneficiary, or for a specified period of ten years or more;
(b)Any distribution to the extent that it is a required or minimum distribution under Code Section 401(a)(9).
(6)A “recipient plan” means an eligible retirement plan that is designated by a distributee to receive a direct rollover.
(7)The provisions of this rule are effective on January 1, 2008.
Rule 459-005-0591 — Definitions — Direct Rollovers,