1Before consolidating assets, be sure to carefully consider the benefits of both the existing and new product. There will likely be differences in features, costs, surrender charges, services, company strength and other important aspects. There may also be tax consequences or other penalties associated with the transfer of assets. Indirect transfers may be subject to taxation and penalties. Consult with your own advisors regarding your particular situation.
2Prior to rolling over, consider your other options. You may also be able to leave money in your current plan, withdraw cash or roll over the assets to your new employer's plan if one is available and rollovers are permitted. Compare the differences in investment options, services, fees and expenses, withdrawal options, required minimum distributions, other plan features, and tax treatment. Speak with a TIAA-CREF Consultant and your tax advisor regarding your situation. Learn moreOpens pdf
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Important: The recommendations or other information generated by the Morningstar software program used by this tool regarding the likelihood of achieving your stated monthly retirement income goal are hypothetical, do not reflect actual results and are not a guarantee of future results.
The TIAA Retirement Advisor's objective is to provide you with help you reach your desired retirement income goal by helping you define a plan based on asset allocation, savings and retirement age. TIAA does not monitor your retirement assets on an ongoing basis, nor does TIAA update your information on this tool to reflect changes in your personal circumstances. You should periodically monitor your retirement strategy as your needs and personal circumstances change. Results are not guaranteed and do not reflect actual returns on any investment. The TIAA Retirement Advisor is not a substitute for tax, legal or comprehensive financial planning advice.
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TIAA Traditional is a fixed annuity product issued through these contracts by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA), 730 Third Avenue, New York, NY,10017:_ Form series 1000.24; G-1000.4 or G-1000.5/G1000.6 or G1000.7; 1200.8; G1250.1; IGRS-01-84-ACC and IGRS-02-ACC; IGRS-CERT2-84-ACC and IGRS-CERT3-ACC; IGRSP-01-84-ACC and IGRSP-02-ACC; IGRSP-CERT2-84-ACC and IGRSP-CERT3-ACC; 6008.8 and 6008.9-ACC; 1000.24-ATRA; 1280.2, 1280.4, or 1280.3 or 1280.5, or G1350.
Not all contracts are available in all states or currently issued.
Transfers and withdrawals from TIAA Traditional are restricted by its underlying agreements that can affect the liquidity of the product.
Exchanging your savings for income payments (referred to as "annuitization") is a permanent decision and once lifetime income payments has been selected you are unable to change to another option.
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