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You cannot roll your Rabbi trust into another tax deferred vehicle. A Rabbi Trust is a non-qualified deferred compensation
plan, and money in a Rabbi Trust is not eligible to be rolled over into qualified retirement plans
such as other 403(b) plans or IRAs. IRS regulations
have made distributions
from the RPB Rabbi Trust more complicated over the past few years, as Congress enacted laws
that limit the flexibility of when Rabbi Trust balances can be distributed. The laws were a reaction to abuses in Rabbi Trust plans resulting from the Enron, WorldCom and other financial scandals. The laws have had the unintended consequence of affecting participants in all pension
plans with Rabbi Trust provisions no matter what the situation.
Both types of Rabbi Trust plans, the pre- and post-2005 versions, are not eligible for rollover into qualified pension plans including traditional IRAs
While the Rabbi Trust funds are invested by the RPB and held in trust by the RPB, the actual account (contributions and earnings) is technically an asset
of the congregation (or company) that contributed the funds. Congregations (and companies), however, do not have access to the money. The only time that Rabbi Trust funds could be accessed is if the congregation or company becomes legally insolvent. Under those circumstances, assets in the Rabbi Trust would be available to the claims of creditors of the congregation that contributed the funds.Rules
for distributions from Rabbi Trusts can be found, HERE
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