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Need help understanding what needs to be done with a 401K (from a previous employer) being rolled over to a Roth IRA at share builder (personal).

I changed jobs in September and had a 401K plan, through the previous employer, with John Hancock. They matched 3% of my gross paycheck and added it to the plan, the 3% being pretax. Hancock delayed the rollover since they needed to know how I wanted the 3% taken care of, taxes removed or left as it was. I asked them to remove the taxes from the 3%, what I contributed was post-tax.

The previous employer did not have it set up so that the 401K money would be transferred to my Roth directly, and the previous employer received the check; to which I had to pick up and ship it out to share builder. I received this November 29th and had it shipped December 26th, over-nighted.

I just need to know if there is anything bad I should expect in this situation. Did I do this correctly or is there something I will have to do to fix this?

i had my kid post this to get an answer from the board....

he had a roth 401k from his previous employer...he wanted to roll it

to an already established roth ira at capital one...if that helps. cgrinder
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