TIAA Supplemental Retirement Plan

The TIAA 403(b) retirement plan is a voluntary, deferred compensation plan that serves as a source of supplemental retirement income.  Deferrals to the plan are made via payroll deduction, and the individual account itself (including investment options) is managed by the participant in conjunction with TIAA.  A participant may choose the amount of contribution (deferral) per pay period as well as the taxable status of the deferrals.  There is no minimum amount required, but annual maximums (see below) are determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  For those age 50 and over, the annual maximum is higher (referred to as a catch-up contribution).  Participants must also choose whether the deferrals are to be deducted on a pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) basis OR a combination of the two.  See below for more information regarding this choice.

Should I choose Roth deferrals (post-tax) or pre-tax deferrals?  This is a determination you must make, and it is dependent on your retirement goals and current financial needs.  It is best to consult a financial advisor when making this decision, but here is some online information to help you understand the differences and make a determination that is best for you.

 

Annual Contribution Maximum

Year: 2021
Under Age 50: $19,500
Age 50 and Over: additional $6,500

 

To begin participation in the plan, click on this form and follow the enumerated steps.  You will first set up an account with TIAA, then you will complete a payroll deduction form and salary deferral agreement (link in the form).

If you are a current TIAA participant and want to make changes to your contributions, please use this form

PDF Information Documents:

TIAA Announcement - 2021
How To Enroll Information

 

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