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  • 3/6/20 - Verizon CPS Award UPDATE
    Updated On: Feb 27, 2020

    The CPS award is a lump sum payment and will be paid to eligible employees on Mar 6, 2020 in employees’ regularly scheduled paychecks. 

    The minimum distribution amount for the 2019 plan year is $700. The actual CPS award amount will be determined based on company financial results for 2019 and must be approved by the Verizon Board of Directors in Feb 2020. Additional information about the 2019 CPS award will be provided in March 2020. 

    Click here for official Verizon Notificaton

    You have the opportunity to defer the entire amount of your CPS award into your Verizon Savings Plan account. 

    By deferring your CPS award into the Verizon Savings Plan, you can 

    • Set aside eligible compensation to build savings for the future. 
    • Defer any applicable current federal, state, and local taxes you’d pay on that compensation. 
    • Receive valuable company match from Verizon. 

    If you choose to defer your CPS award into the Verizon Savings Plan 

    • You must be actively contributing to the Verizon Savings Plan at the time the award is paid and meet all other eligibility criteria. 
    • The CPS award will be deferred into the Verizon Savings Plan on a before-tax basis subject to FICA (Social Security and Medicare) taxes at the time of deferral. 
    • The applicable company matching contribution of the CPS deferral will be made to your account. 

    How to defer your CPS award to the Verizon Savings Plan 

    If you choose to defer your CPS award, you must make your election between Jan 2, 2020 and Feb 3, 2020. To make your election go to http://netbenefits.com/Verizon, then enter your Username and password. Go to the Quick Links drop down box and choose Contribution Amount. Scroll down to Profit Sharing and select the Profit Sharing Election link. 

    You can also call the Verizon 401(k) Savings Plan Service Center at 888.457.9333 from 8:30 AM through 12 midnight ET, Monday - Friday (except when the New York Stock Exchange is closed). Please note that the deferral period ends at 5:00 PM ET on Feb 3, 2020

    No action is required if you choose NOT to defer your CPS award 

    If you choose not to defer your award, you will receive your CPS award payment on Mar 6, 2020 in your regular paycheck, with regular Verizon Savings Plan deductions and taxes withheld, as applicable. The award will also be subject to union dues, if applicable, and to all legally required deductions such as wage garnishments. Your Verizon Savings Plan deductions will be invested based on your investment election on record for current contributions. Employees with direct deposit for regular paychecks will have the CPS award directly deposited as well, to the same financial institution and bank account. 

    For general questions about CPS, please contact your supervisor.


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