The routing number for First American Bank is 071922777.

The routing number for Health and Benefits Accounts (HSA, FSA, HRA, QTA) is 067015928.
Visit our branch locations page to find location near you and to see the hours of operation.
Opening your new account is easy. You can open your account online or visit any of our branch locations.
Your account number can be found on your monthly account statement.
Please visit any of our branches closest to you to change the name on your account.
Please visit any of our branches to add someone to your account.
Please contact your nearest branch to close your account.
Yes, First American Bank offers foreign currency exchange services for purchase or buy-back after your trip. Visit any First American Bank location.
Yes, at certain branch locations. Please visit our Branch and ATM Locations page and search for the branch closest to you, then click on More Info. If the safe deposit boxes are offered, you will see it listed there.
You can order checks within Online Banking. Log in to Online Banking and from the 'Account Summary' page, click on 'Order Checks' next to the account you'd like to order checks for. Or you can visit any of our branch locations to order checks.
If you inadvertently overdraw your checking account, First American Bank offers several easy-to-access, low-cost ways to protect your checking account against overdrafts. Visit Overdraft Protection page for more information.
You can place a stop payment on a check or series of checks from within Online Banking. Log in to Online Banking and select 'Stop Payments' next to 'Account Activity'. Choose the account that the check was written on and provide the check number(s) and check amount(s).  
Please call us at (847) 952-3700 or stop into a branch. We will need to verify your identity so that we can provide you the correct information.
Your new debit card will arrive in 7-10 business days after your new account is funded.
You may lock or report your debit card lost through Online and Mobile Banking, call us at (847) 952-3700 or stop into a branch. We will need to verify your identity so that we can provide you the correct information.
You may change your PIN at anytime through Online and Mobile Banking or by calling our Debit Card Activation line at (800) 626-8020.

We offer multiple debit cards based on your account. Below are the purchase limits for each:

Account Type Purchase Limit
Consumer $3,000
Fresh Start $200
Business $5,000
Yes, First American Bank debit cards may be used internationally. We ask that you submit a Travel Notice in Online and Mobile Banking or by contacting us, this allows us to appropriately status the card. Additionally, please review our Schedule of Fees for Consumer Accounts.
Debit cards are reissued the month prior to its expiration date.
The chip contains your card number, name, and other account information. There is no other personal information stored on the chip. Due to security in the chip, every transaction you make is unique, which makes it extremely difficult for the card to be copied or counterfeited. Your chip card will also have the usual magnetic stripe on the back so that you can continue using your card while merchants are transitioning to new chip card terminals.
Every transaction with a chip card has unique data in it. Chip transactions are dynamic, not static like magnetic stripe cards. That is why if someone were able to intercept one of your chip transactions they would not be able to use that information again. This stops fraudsters from being able to create counterfeit chip cards.
The embedded microchip provides dynamic transaction security features and other capabilities not possible with traditional magnetic stripe cards. A chip card is extremely difficult to counterfeit.
From the Dashboard choose ‘Manage Debit Card’, select the card and use the toggle to lock or unlock your debit card.
From the Dashboard choose ‘Manage Debit Card’, select the card in question and use the toggle to ‘Report card as lost or stolen’.
We continuously monitor current fraud trends and typical card activity. When various factors indicate a transaction may be fraudulent, we’ll notify you to verify that the transaction was authorized or not.
No registration is necessary. As a First American Bank debit cardholder, you are automatically enrolled to receive alerts if suspicious debit card transactions occur.
The debit card fraud monitoring service will trigger communications to you as soon as potential fraud is detected. First, a text message will be sent to you. If you miss our text, you'll receive an automated phone call and/or email. 
While you do not have the option to remove yourself from email or phone alerts, you can opt out of text alerts. Reply STOP to short code 22573.
If we do not receive a response from our text, phone call or email alerts, your card may be blocked from further use until you speak with a fraud specialist. During normal business hours, call our automated service at (800) 537-0496 to verify the transactions and to be connected to a fraud specialist. 
Text message service is only required to receive text alerts. Email and automated phone calls will still be generated to notify you depending on what contact information we have on file for you.
No. Your debit card will be blocked and will not be available for further use. Our automated phone system will call you during normal business hours to verify the transaction(s) and connect you with a fraud specialist.
Nothing! We do not charge our customers for this service. However, for text alerts, message and data rates may apply.
Text alerts from short code 22573 will read similar to the language below:

First American Bank Fraud Dept.: Possible unauthorized transaction on card ending in xxx: $xxx.xx processed by MERCHANT NAME on DATE. If authorized reply YES, otherwise reply NO. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help 800-537-0496.
First American Bank Fraud Dept.: Possible unauthorized transaction on card ending in xxx: $xxx.xx processed by MERCHANT NAME on DATE. If authorized reply YES, otherwise reply NO. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help 800-537-0496.


If you receive an automated phone call, the recorded voice will identify as being on behalf of the First American Bank Fraud Prevention Department.

If you receive an email, it will be from DoNotReply@FirstAmBank.com.

To update your contact information, please log in to Online Banking and click on Profile. Then, click on Change Email Address or Change of Address to review or update your contact information. Alternatively, you may contact Customer Service at (847) 952-3700 or visit your local branch
Please click here to view the enrollment instructions.
You may reset your password by clicking the ‘Forgot’ link or you may contact us at 847-952-3700 so we can get this resolved.
If you have forgotten your Username, the ‘Forgot’ feature will help you to recover it. From the Account Recovery screen, select ‘Try another way’ and enter your Social Security number and Account number. Follow the remaining instructions to receive a link via email to reset our password. The email will contain your Username, and a link to reset your password if needed. Or you may contact us at 847-952-3700 so we can get this resolved.
If you have forgotten your password, the 'Forgot' feature will ask you to enter your Username and email address. Once you have entered the correct information, you will be sent a link with password reset instructions. You will be prompted to validate your security by entering a One-Time Passcode via SMS text or phone call. Once your security has been validated, change your password to receive access to your account(s).
Yes, updates can be made in Online Banking or the mobile app. From the menu go to your profile, located at the bottom where your name appears, choose ‘Settings’. Click on your name and update the contact information that we have on file at First American Bank.
To order checks online, from the Dashboard choose your account and select ‘Reorder Checks’. You will be redirected to our check reorder vendor to complete the order.
Yes, from the Dashboard choose your account and select ‘Stop Payments’. Fees may apply. This option is not available through the First American Bank mobile app.
From the Dashboard choose your account and select ‘Transactions’. Select the check to view the details and image of the check.
From the Dashboard choose your account and select ‘Transactions’. Select the deposit to view the transaction details and images of the deposit.
From the Dashboard choose your account, select ‘Settings’, and then select ‘Rename’. The account name can be between 0-20 characters.
You can view 15 months of your account statements online. If you need prior statements you may send us a message through Online and Mobile Banking to request the additional statements. Fees may apply.
From the menu choose ‘Support’ and select ‘Start a conversation’. Messages can be sent 24/7, representatives will respond to your inquiries during regular business hours.

Inquiries about specific transactions can be initiated by selecting a transaction and selecting ‘Ask us about this transaction’.
If you see an account that you wish to hide, simply go to the account and select ‘Settings’. Use the slide button to turn off the option to ‘Show in app’ for mobile app and from a desktop ‘Display in online banking and mobile banking’.
This transfer can be made by creating a payee using their routing number and account number. To create this payee, go to your ‘Payments’ dashboard. Select ‘+ Payee’ and select ‘Pay a person’. Choose ‘Direct deposit (Electronic)’ from the options and follow the steps. The payment will be sent electronically with no action required on the recipient’s part.
Electronic pay-a-person payments are received within 1-2 business days.
The external transfer feature allows you to send and receive money to your accounts at other financial institutions. To set up an external transfer, please follow the steps below:
  1. From the menu, choose ‘Transfers’.
  2. Click ‘Transfer to other institutions by adding an external transfer account’.
  3. If using Online Banking from a browser, select ‘Add external account’.
  4. For security purposes you will be prompted to enter your password.
  5. Complete the information about the external account and click ‘Submit’.
  6. Within a few days of submitting this information, two small deposits will be made to your external account.
  7. To complete this setup return to ‘Transfers’, ‘External accounts’ and enter the amount of the deposits made to your account.
Upon your first time logging in to Online or Mobile Banking, you may enroll for Bill Pay. From the Dashboard, choose 'Payments', then 'Bill Pay', and select 'Enroll'.
eBills can be setup in Online Banking. From the Dashboard choose ‘Bill pay’ then ‘Manage payments’. Once you’ve added your payees, eligible billers will be in the ‘Biller connect’ section. Click on the biller and you will be prompted through the ‘Set up eBill ‘process.
We recommend downloading the current version of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Safari*. 

Microsoft Internet Explorer is not a supported browser, and you may be denied access to the platform.

To download the latest browsers, click the links below: *Safari is not available for Windows access. To find out more information, visit: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204416
The mobile app is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices running iOS version 13 or newer, and Android phones and tablets with version 6.0 or newer. Devices must have access to the internet.
Mobile Deposit is convenient and easy to use. Log in to the First American Bank mobile app, and follow these simple steps:
  1. From the dashboard choose ‘Deposit checks’.
  2. Choose the eligible account where you want to deposit your check.
  3. Sign the back of your check and write ‘For Mobile Deposit at First American Bank’ below your signature.
  4. Enter the check amount.
  5. Place your check on a dark-colored, plain surface that’s well lit.
  6. Position your camera directly over the check (not at an angle).
  7. Fit all 4 corners in the guides of your mobile device’s camera screen.
  8. Take a picture of the front and back of your endorsed check with your mobile device.
  9. Submit your deposit.
Mobile Deposit is subject to account eligibility requirements. Limits can be viewed when entering the amount of check for mobile deposit.
If you lose the device you normally use for Online and Mobile Banking (such as your cell phone or laptop), you can unauthorize that device. Log in to Online Banking or the mobile app from another device, select ‘Settings’ within your profile menu. Next, select ‘Security’, then under ‘Recently Used Devices’ select ‘Remove’.
From the Dashboard, select the account and click 'Alert preferences'.
From the Dashboard choose ‘Manage Debit Card’, select the card and use the toggle to lock or unlock your debit card.
From the Dashboard choose ‘Manage Debit Card’, select the card in question and use the toggle to ‘Report card as lost or stolen’.
To be an eligible individual and qualify for an HSA, you must meet the following requirements. 1) You are covered under a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) on the first day of that month 2) You covered under an HSA qualified High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and have no other health coverage except what is permitted under “Other health coverage” 3) You are not enrolled in Medicare 4) You cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return.
An HSA is a special tax-advantaged savings account similar to a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) but designated for medical expenses. An HSA allows you to pay for current eligible healthcare expenses and save for future qualified medical and retiree healthcare expenses on a tax-favored basis.

HSAs provide triple-tax advantages: contributions, investment earnings, and qualified distributions all are exempt from federal income tax, FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax and state income taxes (for most states).

Unused HSA dollars roll over from year-to-year, making HSAs a convenient and easy way to save and invest for future medical expenses. You own your HSA at all times and can take it with you when you change medical plans, change jobs or retire.

Funds in the account not needed for near-term expenses may be able to be invested, providing the opportunity for funds to grow. Refer to the Consumer Portal to find out your investment options.

To be eligible to set up an HSA and to make contributions, you must be covered by a qualified high-deductible health plan, or HDHP.
  1. To be eligible to contribute to an HSA, you must be covered by a qualified HDHP and have no other first dollar coverage (insurance that provides payment for the full loss up to the insured amount with no deductibles).
  2. You may use your HSA to help pay for medical expenses covered under a HDHP, as well as for other common qualified medical expenses.
  3. Unused HSA funds remain in your account for later, and may be able to be invested in a choice of investment options, providing the opportunity for funds to grow.
HSAs work in conjunction with an HDHP. All the money you (or your employer) deposit into your HSA up to the maximum annual contribution limit is 100% tax-deductible from federal income tax, FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax, and in most states, state income tax. This makes HSA dollars tax-free. You can use these tax-free dollars to pay for expenses not covered under your HDHP until you have met your deductible.

The insurance company pays covered medical expenses above your deductible, except for any coinsurance; you can pay coinsurance costs with tax-free money from your HSA. In addition, you can use your HSA tax-free dollars to pay for qualified medical expenses not covered by the HDHP, such as dental, vision and alternative medicines.
 
Contributions
Tax-free contributions to your HSA can be made in a variety of ways, including:
  1. Pre-tax payroll contributions, if available through your employer.
  2. Online transfers — transfer funds directly to your HSA from your linked personal savings or checking account
  3. Send a check to First American Bank Health Account Services for deposit into your HSA.
  4. Rolling over or making a transfer from an existing IRA (Individual Retirement Account) to an HSA, but only once in your lifetime.
Distributions
Distributions from your HSA are used to pay for qualified medical expenses. This can be done by the following methods:
  1. Paying for purchases and medical services using your First American Bank Health Account Services prepaid Mastercard® debit card.
  2. Using online bill pay through your online Consumer Portal.
  3. Requesting self-reimbursement through the Consumer Portal when you have already paid out-of-pocket for qualified expenses.
  4. Paying with an HSA check (fees may apply).
How It Works
Your HSA allows you to save pre-tax income that you can use to pay for qualified short- and long-term medical expenses. It complements your HDHP, giving you an additional method to save specifically for healthcare costs.
For 2022, the maximum contribution for an eligible individual with self-only coverage is $3,650 and the maximum contribution for an eligible individual with family coverage is $7,300. Individuals who are eligible individuals on the first day of the last month of the taxable year (December for most taxpayers) are allowed the full annual contribution (plus catch up contribution, if 55 or older by year end), regardless of the number of months the individual was an eligible individual in the year.
  • HSA accountholders can choose to save up to $3,650 for an individual and $7,300 for a family (HSA holders 55 and older get to save an extra $1,000 - and these contributions are 100% tax deductible from gross income.
  • Minimum annual deductibles are $1,400 for self-only coverage or $2,800 for family coverage.
Annual out-of-pocket expenses (deductibles, co-payments and other amounts, but not premiums) cannot exceed $7,050 for self-only coverage and $14,100 for family coverage.
You can invest a portion of your HSA in a variety of different mutual funds. These mutual funds may provide higher yields than you would otherwise earn if your funds were left solely in your HSA. The HSA is composed of two parts: A checking portion – This is an interest bearing account. You can make deposits, and use your debit card to pay any qualified medical expenses. The checking portion is an FDIC insured deposit account. The investment portion gives you the ability to invest in a variety of nationally recognized mutual funds. Savings held in the investment portion are not insured by the FDIC, not bank guaranteed and may lose value.

Please refer to the Consumer Portal for a listing of investments available to you along with their return rate. Via Consumer Portal, you may choose which mutual funds you wish to purchase and sell. You may use Consumer Portal to review your investments as well as update the percentage allocated to each mutual fund you have chosen. 
At age 65 and older, your funds continue to be available without federal taxes or state tax (for most states) for qualified medical expenses; for instance, you may use your HSA to pay certain insurance premiums, such as Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare HMO, or your share of retiree medical coverage offered by a former employer. Funds cannot be used tax-free to purchase Medigap or Medicare supplemental policies.

If you use your funds for qualified medical expenses, the distributions from your account remain tax-free. If you use the monies for non-qualified expenses, the distribution becomes taxable, but exempt from the 20 percent penalty. With enrollment in Medicare, you are no longer eligible to contribute to your HSA. If you reach age 65 or become disabled, you may still contribute to your HSA if you have not enrolled in Medicare.
 
A Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a pre-tax benefit account that you can use to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses that aren’t covered by your health insurance plan. FSA accounts are exempt from federal taxes, Social Security (FICA) taxes and, in most cases, state income taxes. The money in an FSA can be used for eligible health and/or dependent care expenses that are incurred while you are participating in the plan.
  • Healthcare FSA: Covers medical, prescription, dental and vision expenses
  • Dependent Care FSA: Covers dependent care expenses including daycare, nursery school and day camp for children (up to the age of 13), and services for adult dependents who cannot care for themselves
  • Limited Health Care FSA: Covers dental and vision expenses only (for compliance with a Health Savings Account)
Your FSA becomes effective on the date you enroll. Unlike other plans, an FSA does not start on your hire date. Contributions to your account begin as soon as administratively possible after you enroll.
The FSA Grace Period (if applicable per your plan design) provides you an additional 2 ½ months after the end of the plan year to spend down money that is left in your FSA healthcare account. This means that you have until March 15, 2022 to incur claims against your 2021 FSA. This extension of time to incur expenses reduces the chance for any forfeitures, as every 12 month plan year is, in essence, 14 ½ months.

Only those who have FSA coverage through December 31, 2021 can continue to incur claims against the 2021 plan year for services provided through March 15, 2022.

All FSA claims for services provided January 1, 2021 through March 15, 2022 will automatically be applied and processed from the 2021 plan year first if filed by the claims filing deadline for that plan year. If your claim exceeds the available funds from the 2021 plan year, any excess will be automatically applied to the 2022 plan year.

For FSAs with Rollover, on October 31, 2013, the U.S. Department of Treasury changed the policy on remaining funds in FSA’s. You are now able to roll over remaining funds into your next plan year up to $500. This rollover means enrollment in an FSA is much less risky. This gives you more flexibility to spend your FSA money when you need it. You can use it for necessary out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, rather than feeling pressured to engage in last minute and potentially unnecessary spending at the end of the year.
Generally, contributions you make to your FSA are not subject to federal or social security taxes. In most instances, there are no state taxes taken out either. The amount you may save depends upon:
  • The amount you put into your FSA
  • The tax percentage you would normally pay on that money (tax bracket)
Let's say you want $2,000 taken out of your paycheck this year to put into your FSA. The money you direct to your FSA is taken out of your check before taxes are taken out. That reduces your taxable income by $2,000.

Let's say you normally pay 30 percent in federal, social security and state taxes on your income. In this example, you would enjoy a tax savings of 30% of the $2,000. In other words, you could get a $600 tax savings on the $2,000 you directed to your FSA.
QTA accounts allow employees to allocate pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible work-related transit and parking expenses, governed by IRC Section 132. Consumers can have both a parking account and a transit account, each account is separate, and funds cannot be transferred from one to the other. These pre-tax dollars will continue to rollover month to month, year to year, as long as you’re still with your employer.
For 2022, you can set aside up to $280 per month on transit expenses and up to $280 per month on parking expenses. Under IRS regulations, total contributions (consumer and employer) for a transit or parking plan cannot exceed the pretax monthly contribution limit.
  • Parking: Expenses for parking at or near your work location or at or near a location from which you commute using mass transit.
  • Transit: Expenses include public transportation such as train, bus, monorail, streetcar, subway, ferry. This also includes services such as UberPool and Lyft Shared. Vanpool expenses are eligible, but the highway vehicle must seat at least six adults, excluding the driver.
Funds are available as they are contributed to your account each payroll cycle. If you are placing a Smart Commute order, then your ordered funds will be available on your transit authority smart card by the first of the month you selected.
First American Bank makes it easy for your employees to pay for eligible transit and parking services with our Health Account Services prepaid debit card. Employees will also have access to manage their commuter benefits with the First American Bank Health Account Services Consumer Portal.

If available for your region, you can also place a Smart Commute order to load your transit authority smart card from the Consumer Portal. See the Smart Commute section for more information. When you use the prepaid debit card or Smart Commute, you don’t need to submit receipts to substantiate your expenses.

For parking and vanpool expenses, you can pay out-of-pocket and request reimbursement for your expenses on the Consumer Portal or mobile app. Reimbursement can be issued via direct deposit to your bank account or check. Mass transit expenses are not eligible for reimbursement per the IRS, when an eligible method such as the benefit debit card or Smart Commute are available.
Please visit any of our branch locations or contact our Business Experts to discuss your business financial needs. A few additional documents will be needed to open the account.
Please click here to view the enrollment instructions.
Please contact our Treasury Management department at TreasuryMgmtSales@firstambank.com to discuss Ca$hTrac for businesses.
Please visit our U.S. Banking for Foreign Corporation page for more information or contact a Business Expert.
You may reset your password by clicking the ‘Forgot’ link or you may contact us at 847-952-3700 so we can get this resolved.
If you have forgotten your Username, the ‘Forgot’ feature will help you to recover it. From the Account Recovery screen, select ‘Try another way’ and enter your Social Security number and Account number. Follow the remaining instructions to receive a link via email to reset our password. The email will contain your Username, and a link to reset your password if needed. Or you may contact us at 847-952-3700 so we can get this resolved.
If you have forgotten your password, the 'Forgot' feature will ask you to enter your Username and email address. Once you have entered the correct information, you will be sent a link with password reset instructions. You will be prompted to validate your security by entering a One-Time Passcode via SMS text or phone call. Once your security has been validated, change your password to receive access to your account(s).
Yes, from the Dashboard choose your account and select ‘Stop Payments’. Fees may apply. This option is not available through the First American Bank mobile app.
From the Dashboard choose ‘Manage Debit Card’, select the card and use the toggle to lock or unlock your debit card.
From the Dashboard choose ‘Manage Debit Card’, select the card in question and use the toggle to ‘Report card as lost or stolen’.
To adhere to RESPA requirements, you must include the following items with each submitted application: 
  • Loan Submission Form (with all of the sections completed, all of the questions addressed, and signed and dated by the originator)
  • 1003 (with the terms of the second mortgage)
  • 1008
  • Flood hazard determination
  • Income verification
  • Signed Applicant’s Authorization
No. You must perform and send us a new search with every application you submit.
You will receive a phone call and an email from one of our liaisons. If the application was pre-approved, the email will include a pre-approval letter with a list of any remaining documents that are needed to process the application. If the application is declined, the liaison will call and notify you of the decision.
Yes. Once the application is pre-approved, a liaison will call your client to introduce themselves and ask for any documents that are still needed.
First American Bank always requires some type of independent income verification directly from the applicant, even though we require income from a third party.
The liaison will work with you and your customer to obtain any documents needed. If at any time you want an update on the application, please contact your liaison.
Yes, on title company transactions only. Prior to closing you must provide First American Bank the POA to be reviewed. We also require title insurance to be purchased on the transaction. The costs will be passed on to the client.
You will be notified by a liaison that the loan has been approved. If it’s a stand-alone we will contact the applicant to schedule the closing. If it’s a simultaneous closing we will work with you to get the closing details.
At the beginning of every month, we will deliver a check for all the applications that you submitted which closed and funded in the previous month.
The IRS requires 20% withholding on all qualified plan distributions eligible for rollover to an IRA or another qualified plan. You will report the distribution as ordinary income on your personal tax return. Depending on your personal tax bracket, you may be required to pay additional taxes on the distribution or you may be entitled to a refund. If the additional amount of tax due is substantial, you may be required to make estimated tax payments. You may also be required to pay state income taxes. You should consult your personal tax advisor before making decisions regarding your distribution.
Prior to 2020, you were required to start taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) by April 1 of the year following the year in which you attained age 70 ½. That rule still applies if you attained age 70½ by the end of 2019. Once you are required to begin taking RMDs, you must continue. For 2020, the SECURE Act increased the age to begin RMDs to age 72. The same April 1st deadline applies. Thereafter, you must take RMDs annually on or before December 31. Note, two required distributions will be issued your first year if you wait until the period January 1 to April 1 to begin your RMDs. You may avoid two taxable distributions in the first year by taking your first withdrawal on or before December 31 of the year in which you attain age 72.
 
However, if you are still working, you are not required to begin RMDs from your employer sponsored plan until April 1 of the year following the year in which you terminate employment. This exception does not apply if you own more than 5% of the employer, nor does it apply to IRAs.
The annual deferral may not exceed the lesser of:

a. $20,500 for 2022;

b. the maximum deferral amount allowed under the terms of the plan; or

c. the amount that allows the plan to meet the required nondiscrimination tests.

In addition, if you attain age 50 or older by December 31, you may defer an additional $6,500 catch up contribution.
If a plan accepts rollover distributions from other qualified plans, it may also allow for employees to make a rollover contribution before they meet the plan's minimum age and service eligibility requirements. These employees would be considered 'limited participants' in the plan.
Yes, the additional 10% tax applies, with limited exceptions. Exceptions include distributions that are made to a participant after termination of employment after attainment of age 55, distributions that are attributable to an employee being disabled, and distributions that are made to cover deductible medical expenses.
The Department of Labor (DOL) requires that 401(k) contributions and loan repayments deducted from participant’s pay should be deposited into participant accounts as soon as possible after the payroll date of withholding. For Plans with fewer than 100 participants, the DOL guideline requires deposits to be made no later than seven business days after the payroll date of the withholding. For Plans with more than 100 participants, the DOL will require that the deposits are made as soon as possible. As an example, if the company has shown that it can deposit 401(k) contributions within 3 business days, the DOL will expect all deposits to be made in that timeframe.
No, 401(k) deferrals may only be made from pay while the participant is an employee of the plan sponsor. Severance pay that is received after termination of employment is not eligible for deferral.
Not necessarily. Since a hardship distribution is not eligible to be rolled over to an IRA or other qualified plan, participants may elect to have no withholding on their hardship withdrawal. The withdrawal is reported on a Form 1099-R as taxable income. If no withholding is elected, the participant may be required to make estimated tax payments and should consult a tax professional before making this decision. Absent the written election not to withhold taxes, 10% withholding is required.
The plan administrator is the individual or entity designated in the plan document as such, and is responsible for interpreting the plan and adhering to its terms. The plan administrator is often the employer sponsoring the plan or the trustees of the plan. We are not the plan administrator. Rather, we are an administrative service provider engaged to assist the plan administrator in fulfilling its responsibilities. We are sometimes called a third party administrator (TPA).
The summary plan description (SPD) is a booklet that describes the plan provisions in such a way that the participants in the plan can easily understand them.
It must be distributed within 90 days of the date an individual becomes a plan participant.
A Summary Annual Report (SAR) is a narrative which contains basic plan and financial data for the plan as a whole. A participant must receive a SAR for each plan year.
A Secure Email is a type of encrypted email message. To ensure privacy, you should never send sensitive information through standard email where it is susceptible to unauthorized access. Secure Email uses encryption to protect sensitive email messages so that you can send and receive them safely across the Internet. Secure Email delivers email to your inbox in any standard email system. You can use a web browser to open the secure email; no special software is required. Secure emails will be available to access for 90 days. If you wish to keep the attachment after 90 days you will need to save the attachment.
No, only the emails that contain confidential information will be sent through Secure Email.
Secure emails will expire in 90 days.
You can open a secure email that was sent to you and hit reply. Or, login with your registered email address and password to our secure email portal.
Yes, there is a 25 MB limit.
Click on the ‘Forgot Password’ link on the login page for Secure Email. We will send you an email with a link to reset your password. The link will only be active for 30 minutes.
No. You can only send a Secure Email using the Bank’s Secure Email system to First American Bank employees.
Secure emails can only be sent to a Firstambank.com email address for security reasons.
If the email address is incorrect or no longer valid, you will receive a delivery failure in your personal email inbox.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us at (847) 952-3700 or contact your First American Bank Representative that you are working with.
You can view our current openings here: Employment Opportunities.
You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your application.  We will reach out to you if we decide to move forward with your application.