Retirement Savings Plan

Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) 401(k)

Your Retirement Destination!

Plan Number 099103

For questions or assistance, please contact Vanguard at +1 800-523-1188

Your Retirement Savings Plan 401(k) is one of the best ways to save for retirement. The plan offers several advantages:

Free money through employer contributions
Reduce your annual taxable income with your before-tax contribution
Roth 401(k) option with no income limits

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Once you begin employment with BorgWarner, you are eligible to participate in the plan. If you have not enrolled within 60 days of employment, you will automatically be enrolled in the plan at a before-tax rate of 6% of your pay.

You can make before-tax and/or Roth after-tax contributions of up to 70% of your eligible pay through convenient payroll deductions up to the IRS Limit (2023 IRS Limit: $22,500 or $30,000 if you will be age 50 or older by December 31).

There are several ways to build your account balance. Here’s how:

Savings Account 

The Savings Account holds before and after-tax contributions that you make through payroll deductions, plus BorgWarner matching contributions.  BorgWarner offers this account for general retirement purposes. 
There are three types of personal contributions you can make to your Savings Account:

  1. Before-tax
  2. Roth After-tax
  3. Traditional After-tax

You can contribute up to 70% in each of these accounts, however, the combined sum of the three personal contributions cannot exceed 70% of your pay.

BorgWarner matches your before-tax and/or Roth after-tax contributions dollar for dollar, up to 3% of your pay.  BorgWarner matching contributions become 100% vested after you have completed three years of service. 


Retiree Health Account 

The Retiree Health Account holds before-tax contributions that you  make through payroll deductions,  plus BorgWarner matching  contributions.  BorgWarner offers  this account to help you save for  your medical expenses in retirement.

You can contribute up to 3% of your pay to the Retiree Health Account.

BorgWarner will match your  contributions dollar for dollar up to $500 annually. BorgWarner matching contributions become 100% vested after you have completed three years of service.  


Company Retirement Account 

The Company Retirement Account holds before-tax contributions that BorgWarner makes to your account after you complete 60 days of  employment. Even if you decide  to opt out of making your own  personal contributions, BorgWarner contributes to this account on your behalf.

BorgWarner contributes a minimum of 3% of pay to each eligible employee. This money is yours to keep immediately. Plus, the Company improves its contribution periodically to reward milestone years of service. This addition, beyond 3%, is yours after three years of service.

Please refer to this employee benefits website or contact HR Link for more information.


Employer Matching Contributions — Savings Account

BorgWarner will match employee contributions with each paycheck for both before-tax and Roth after-tax accounts up to a maximum of 3%.

Automatic Contribution Increase

To help you save more, this service automatically increases your before-tax contribution amount each April by 2% up to a maximum contribution of 15%. You have the flexibility to change the month of the annual increase, the amount of the increase or turn off the service at any time.

BorgWarner encourages you to take advantage of your 401(k) plan so that you can look forward to a more secure financial future.  However, you may choose not to be automatically enrolled by notifying Vanguard, the plan record keeper, at
+1 800-523-1188.  

Find out how much money you  may need to retire at

As a plan participant, you also have the following resources available:

  • Institutional Participant Lessons- These lessons are a quick read of buildable topics that a retirement plan participant can learn about.
  • Vanguard Investor News- There is an array of different topics that participants can access, including articles, podcasts, and videos to support specific interests and needs.
  • Webinars-  The Vanguard Education Series is a monthly webinar hosted by a retirement specialist that participants can register and have the ability to engage with the presenter on various topics.  Registration is updated quarterly and meetings are recorded and available for 30 days.
  • Tools/Calculators
    • Retirement income: plan for retirement and use this calculator to see if you are on track to get to your comfortable retirement.
    • Reach the savings limit: assistance with planning how much to contribute each pay period to reach the IRS limit.
  • Financial Fitness- BorgWarner & MetLife invite you to pre-recorded sessions on Smart Money Moves. If you're wondering whether you're headed in the right financial direction, you'll learn basic rules of thumb to help you improve your financial life:
    • Smart Money Moves in Your 20s and 30s  — Created for employees who are just out of school to those who are 10 or more years into their career. This workshop offers 10 relevant tips from creating a budget and establishing an emergency fund to making the most of their retirement savings.

    • Smart Money Moves in Your 40s, 50s, 60s and Beyond — There are 10 key practical financial and retirement planning tips to consider in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. From managing taxes and having the right asset allocation to setting realistic goals, this workshop will cover them all.

Why now is the best time to enroll

If you’re tempted to put off enrolling in the plan, don’t.  The sooner you start saving, the more opportunity your money will have to grow.

To illustrate, consider the following hypothetical example. An employee earning $30,000 a year joins the plan right away and invests 12% annually. The employee retires in 20 years with a balance of $132,428. In contrast, if the same employee postpones joining this plan for five years, the ending balance is only $83,793.

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Why now is the best time to enroll

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Be sure to name beneficiaries for your account so that your hard-earned savings are distributed according to your wishes.

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