Rollover IRA Checklist

Step 1: Open an Equity Trust Self-Directed IRA Account

Call an Equity Trust IRA specialist or open an Equity Trust Rollover IRA online.


Step 2: Move your Funds to Equity Trust

  • Contact your previous employer regarding the required paperwork to rollover an IRA. In most cases this will include account numbers and balances. Special Note: If you do not have that information, an Equity Trust IRA specialist can contact your previous employer or plan administrator while you are on the line.
  • Complete all paperwork received from the plan administrator. Make sure to ask the plan administrator to transfer your retirement assets to your new Equity Trust IRA account number.
  • If the plan administrator for your previous employer’s plan requires Equity Trust to complete a portion of, or to sign the distribution form, please mail to Equity Trust Company along with the most current plan statement to:
Equity Trust Company
Attention: Account Management Department
1 Equity Way
Westlake, OH 44145

We will complete the required section(s) and mail the paperwork to the plan administrator. Please ensure that the mailing address of the plan administrator is included.
  • Feel free to call your First Class Service Team for an update on the rollover process or you can check the status online through myEQUITY/eVANTAGE
  • If you have received a rollover check directly from your previous employer’s plan administrator, you may remit it to Equity Trust, by placing your Equity Trust IRA account number as well as making the check payable to:
Equity Trust Company FBO (Your Name)

Checks can be mailed directly to Equity Trust:
Regular mail:
Equity Trust Company
1 Equity Way
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Overnight mail:
Equity Trust Company
Attention: Account Management Department
1 Equity Way
Westlake, Ohio 44145


Step 3: Select Self Directed Investment for your Equity Trust IRA or 401k

  • Additional educational assistance is available through Equity University and myEQUITY, an online community forum for Equity Trust clients.