University of Delaware 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

TIAA Workshops & Information 
Booth

TIAA will be on the Newark campus on the following dates, to provide information on saving for retirement.

November 15 Workshops:

10-11 a.m. workshop - Inside Money: Managing income and debt
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. - General Information Booth: Walk up with questions or get account help (no appointment needed) in the Perkins Student Center Concourse.
3-4 p.m. workshop - Halfway There: A retirement checkup

Register for the November workshops

Eligibility

All University employees, with the exception of student workers

Plan Administrator

University of Delaware through TIAA, single administrative service provider.

Vesting

Participants who are eligible for matching contributions from the University, hired on or after January 1, 2018, are subject to a five-year vesting schedule on UD contributions effective from the date of hire. 

Participants who are employed prior to January 1, 2018 are, at all times, 100% vested in their (University) contribution accounts.

University Contributions

 

Full-time faculty and exempt staff (not participating in the State Employees’ Pension Plan), are eligible for University matching contributions.*

Effective July 1, 2018

If you contribute The University contributes  
5% 11%  
4% 8%  
3% 6%  
2% 4%
1% 2%

 

*On an annual basis, University of Delaware and TIAA will review match calculations and compare them to the actual matching contributions paid into participant accounts for the prior plan year. The University will provide a “true-up” contribution into participant accounts based on their annual savings rate, rather than their per pay period savings rate, to ensure that eligible participants receive the full university match. The true-up contribution will occur in the first quarter of the following year.

Enrollment

Employees must enroll, and choose their salary contribution level through TIAA.

This plan is not subject to an open enrollment period. Employees may enroll and change elections at any point in the year.

Plan Features

Limitations

For 2018, the annual maximum on employee elective deferrals is $18,500.  Employees who are age 50 or over can also make catch-up contributions of $6,000.  The annual maximum on employee plus employer contributions is $55,000.

For additional information, visit the IRS website.

Additional information for full-time faculty

Please see the AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement for provisions in regard to summer supplemental contracts for nine, ten and eleven month appointments.

Resources

See the TIAA website to schedule a meeting or to access webinars and online resources.

Loans, Retirement, or Divorce (QDRO)

Please contact TIAA for additional information.

TIAA

Legacy Accounts     Fidelity Investments

Divorce (QDRO)

Fidelity DRO Approval Guidelines and Procedures