What You Need to Know

Participating in the Hitachi 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan is one of the best things you can do to save for your future. All U.S. employees and interns are eligible to participate in the 401(k) Plan.

Plan Highlights
Matching Contributions
How to Save
Your Investment Options

Plan Highlights

  • All contributions you make are 100% vested immediately (you own them!), as well as any matching contributions from Hitachi.
  • Flexible savings opportunities through traditional pretax or Roth contributions, or a combination of both.
  • Access to professionally managed investments.
  • Access to experienced retirement services professionals — to help get you on the right track to reach your retirement goals. 

Matching Contributions

Hitachi gives you free money! And you’re 100% vested immediately in your matching contribution. We match based on your years of service:

  • First year of service: 100% of up to 4% of eligible pay
  • Second year of service: 100% of up to 5% of eligible pay
  • Third year of service and beyond: 100% of up to 6% of eligible pay

Your VIP bonus, sales bonus or incentive compensation amount that you receive is automatically included as part of your eligible pay when calculating the matching contribution. View the plan highlights for more information.

Enroll Today

Enroll in the 401(k) Plan at any time with these simple steps:

  1. Visit Fidelity NetBenefits, or call 1-800-835-5095.
  2. Select your contributions and investments. Contribute as much as possible — try for at least 4%, 5% or 6% of your eligible pay so you can take full advantage of the company match.
  3. Don’t forget to designate your beneficiaries when you log in to Fidelity.
  4. Once you make elections, they’ll be effective within one to two pay periods.


How to Save

You have two ways to contribute: pretax and Roth. Which one you choose depends on how you answer a number of questions, such as:

  • Can I afford to pay more taxes today and less taxes tomorrow?
  • Do I have a long time to build tax-free money in my retirement account?
  • Do I expect my tax bracket to be higher when I retire than it is now?
  • Do I want tax-free money in retirement?

If you answered yes to most of those, then the Roth may be a good option for you. If you answered no to most questions, consider the pretax option.

Also, you don’t have to choose! You can have both. Check in with a financial adviser to discuss what the right option is for you.

Here’s How Both Work

  Traditional Pretax Roth
Contributions Pretax After-tax
Limits* Up to 75% of your eligible pay, but no more than the IRS limit ($23,000 in 2024) Up to 75% of your eligible pay, but no more than the IRS limit ($23,000 in 2024)
Catch-up Contributions Limits
(Age 50 and older)
Additional $7,500 Additional $7,500
Withdrawals Subject to income tax Tax-free†

* Contribution limits refer to the combined total of Pretax and Roth contributions.

† Earnings are tax-free upon withdrawal if you own the Roth 401(k) account for at least five years and have reached age 59½.

Four Retirement Savings Tips

  1. Participate.
  2. Meet the match — don’t leave free money on the table.
  3. Keep your eye on the prize. Check your investments regularly.
  4. Reach out to Fidelity for information and planning tools to help you.

Your Investment Options

The way you invest in your 401(k) account is completely up to you. Your contributions, Hitachi's matching contributions and any funds that you roll over from another account can all be invested.

Help With Investing

You can select a mix of investment options that best suits your goals, time horizon, and risk tolerance. A complete description of the plan’s investment options and their performance, as well as planning tools to help you choose an appropriate mix, are at netbenefits.com.

Provider Contact

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

Plan/Group Number: 93515
Phone: 800-835-5095, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.