TIAA 403b Retirement Plan


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TIAA 403b Retirement Plan Forms

Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I'm already contributing 3% and want to contribute more?

If you are currently contributing 3% into the 403(b) and getting the 6% George Fox University match. You can begin contributions to the supplemental tax deferred annuity retiree plan (TDA) up to to maximum annual amount, listed on the bottom of the Authorization for Payroll Reduction (enrollment form). You may use either a percentage of your gross wages or specific dollar amount for the monthly contribution amount. You may change the amount for the supplemental contribution prospectively at any time by completing and submitting a new form. 

How much can I contribute to the supplemental tax deferred annuity plan?

You elect the amount you want to contribute each month in your supplemental TDA plan, up to the maximum allowed. We don't automatically increase your contributions when you become eligible for the catch up or long-term employee contributions. The normal, additional catch up, and long-term employee limits are listed on the bottom of the Authorization for Payroll Reduction (election form). Your 3% contribution does not count towards the maximum, since it is considered a mandatory contribution. 


Can I stop my 3% contribution with 6% match? 

Once you become eligible for this benefit and begun contributions in the 403(b) plan with employer match it becomes a mandatory contribution, so can not be modified or canceled as long as you remain a benefit eligible employee.