Retirement Plan Assets

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Retirement plan assets are a great way to support the work at Legacy Health because they not only help support the mission, but they also can provide tax relief for your loved ones.

Money in an employee retirement plan, IRA or tax-sheltered annuity has yet to be taxed. When a distribution is made from your retirement plan account to a beneficiary, that person will owe federal income tax.

Consider leaving your loved ones less heavily taxed assets and leaving your retirement plan assets to Legacy Health to support our work. As a nonprofit organization, we are tax-exempt and will receive the full amount of what you designate to us from your plan. You can take advantage of this gift opportunity in the following ways:

Name us a beneficiary of your plan. This requires you to update your beneficiary designation form through your plan administrator. Here you can designate Legacy Health as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your plan only if your primary beneficiary doesn't survive you.

With the IRA charitable rollover, if you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to help those we serve and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Legacy Health without having to pay income taxes on the money.

Fund a testamentary charitable remainder trust. When you fund a charitable remainder trust with your heavily taxed retirement plan assets, the trust will receive the proceeds of your plan. The trust typically pays income to one or more named beneficiaries for life or for a set term of up to 20 years, after which the remaining assets in the trust would go to support Legacy Health. This gift provides excellent tax and income benefits for you while supporting your family and our work.

A donor advised fund. When retirement plan assets pass to your heirs, distributions are taxed as ordinary income. This income tax burden can be substantial, greatly reducing the value of the intended gift. Instead, you can designate your donor advised fund as the beneficiary of all or a portion of your retirement plan assets. Your fund receives the full amount of the gift and bypasses any federal taxes.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Kathy Hostetler at 503-276-9496 or khostetler@lhs.org for additional information.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include Legacy Health in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Legacy Health
Address: P.O. Box 4484 Portland, OR 97208
Federal Tax ID Number: CARES Northwest 93-1314469
Emanuel Medical Center 46-5562403
Good Samaritan Foundation 23-7017276
Legacy Health Foundation 46-5562403
Meridian Park Medical Foundation 93-0773410
Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation 93-0794951
Randall Children’s Hospital Foundation 93-1314469
Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation 83-0433165
Silverton Health Foundation 93-00913392

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