Retirement Plan Distributions The slideshow presentation that you would like to view is too large for your current screen resolution. Click here to view to view the slideshow at full resolution. Launch Presentation » Share | Related Content The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular? Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer. My Retirement Savings Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.