Employer-sponsored retirement plans
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The basics of employer-sponsored retirement plans
- Your employer may have already enrolled you in an eligible plan.
- Check with your benefits department or your plan’s microsite to learn about your plan's features.
- You can enroll online or through your employer.
- You may be able choose how much to contribute and how to invest, and name your beneficiaries.
- Your contributions are automatically deducted from your paycheck and transferred to your retirement account.
Keeping it running
- Talk to us—get personalized advice and guidance about your employer-sponsored retirement plan at no additional cost from a TIAA consultant.
- If your employer matches your contributions, save as much as you can, or at least enough to get the match.
- You can change your contribution amount and investments at any time.
- You can contribute up to $18,000 in 2016 (or $24,000 if you’re age 50 or older).
What your employer-sponsored retirement plan might include:
Besides your retirement plan, there are other savings that may support your retirement, like: Social Security payments, an annuity outside your plan, your personal savings, and IRAs.