1 If offered by the plan. TIAA Access Annuities are not available in IRA accounts. Converting some or all of your savings to income benefits (referred to as "annuitization") is a permanent decision. Once income benefit payments have begun, you are unable to change to another option.
2 Morningstar, Inc. Total net expenses for TIAA Access ranges from 12 bps to 187 bps compared to the variable annuity universe average total net expenses of 235 bps. April 1, 2023
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Annuities are designed for retirement and other long-term goals. They offer several payment options, including lifetime income. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuer. However, payments from TIAA variable annuities are not guaranteed and the payment amounts will rise or fall depending on investment returns. If you choose to invest in the variable investment products, your money will also be subject to the risks associated with investing in securities, including loss of principal. Withdrawals of earnings from an annuity are subject to ordinary income tax plus a possible federal 10% penalty if you make a withdrawal before age 59½. The value of a variable annuity is subject to market fluctuations and investment risk so that, if withdrawn, it may be worth more or less than its original cost.