TIAA Elective Deferrals

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Elective Defferals

  • TIAA pre-tax elective deferrals provide tax-deferred savings and let you put away more for retirement beyond your basic retirement plan. 
  • All full time employees are eligible for elective deferrals regardless of their basic retirement plan election.  Part time employees may be eligible.
  • Contributions are voluntary amounts you make on your own.
  • The Internal Revenue Code limits the total amount you can contribute.  The combined amount contributed to all traditional pre-tax accounts and designated Roth accounts in any one year for an individual is limited under the IRC Section 402(g).  The limit is $18,500 in 2018.  You may be able to contribute more if you are 50 or older or if you have 15 years of service.  Please consult with TIAA or your tax or financial advisor for further information on contribution limits.


  • Dedicated retirement plan website:
  • Call TIAA at 1-800-842-2252.  Consultants are available weekdays, 8am - 10pm and Saturday 9am - 6pm. 
  • Contact your Benefits Coordinator


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