Dealing with the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on your retirement, investments, and insurance
FAQ: Investments and retirement
We're here to help with answers to questions such as, "Should I take my money out?" and "How long until the market recovers?"
FAQ: Insurance coverage
How COVID-19 applies to your insurance coverage, whether you get it as an employee or you've purchased it yourself
Featured article4 options to consider if you need emergency cash
If you need cash to help you get through a transition period after being affected by COVID-19, you may have options to consider.
CARES Act and other legislation
A few key points
Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are waived in 2020.
Penalty-free withdrawals are available under certain conditions.
You can suspend loan payments for a year from a retirement plan loan under certain conditions.
$1,200 cash payment
Most Americans making less than $75,000 receive a one-time cash payment of $1,200.
Expanded unemployment insurance benefits
Unemployment insurance expanded with a $600 per week higher benefit through July 31, 2020.
Read the full storyWhat you need to know about the CARES Act
Learn what it means for you and your family.
How it affects your RMDYour 2020 RMD: Take it or pass?
New guidance from the IRS expands your opportunity to rollover an RMD by August 31, 2020.
Staying invested during volatility may pay off.
Move money into a CD
What would've happened if you’d moved your money to a CD with a guaranteed 2% return
Stay in the market
What would've happened if you kept your money invested in the market
The bottom line? Staying in the market could have meant 74% more after five years.2
When it seems like investments are “on sale” do you jump in? And if so, where? How?
What all the mixed messages may mean for your investments.
Market volatility is normal.
It’s more about time in the market, than timing the market.
Make sure you have a well-diversified portfolio.
1 Example for illustrative purposes. Based on S&P Index returns as of December 31, 2007 through December 31, 2008.
2 Example for illustrative purposes. Returns related to a 2 percent interest-bearing CD. Market returns based on S&P index returns as of December 31, 2008 through December 31, 2013. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
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