401(k) Plan

401(k) Plan

Do You have a Windstream 401(k)?

Approximately two weeks after you receive your final paycheck from Windstream, your status change will be sent to Merrill Lynch for the Windstream 401(k) Plan, and your 401(k) account will become eligible for distribution. For information on distribution options and tax implication click here.

  • If your account balance is over $5,000, you are NOT required to elect a distribution.
  • You may defer distribution of your 401(k) until the year in which you become age 70-1/2
  • If you would like to elect a direct rollover of your 401(k) account balance to an IRA or have it paid directly to you, contact the Merrill Lynch Participant Service Center at 1-800-228-4015 or access Benefits OnLine at https://www.benefits.ml.com.
  • If choose to leave keep your Windstream 401(k) account with Merrill Lynch, it is critical that you keep your address, phone, email address, and beneficiary information updated directly with Merrill Lynch.

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