We encourage employees to visit this site frequently to gather and review information related to the Amherst College Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (the Plan). The site has links to Plan documents, required disclosures, and other information that may be helpful in planning for retirement. The Plan recordkeeper, TIAA-CREF, frequently distributes webinar invitations and other pertinent information that can be accessed through links available here.
Amherst Defined Contribution Plan Documents and Information
Summary Plan Description – This document explains the details of the Plan and how it operates.
TIAA-CREF Beneficiary Designation – For you to update your beneficiary instructions.
TIAA website contains information that is specific to Amherst College, including, among other things, basic plan provisions and the Plan investment choices with performance reports. From this site you are also able to gain access to your account and utilize a number of useful tools for retirement planning.
You are able to request an appointment with an advisor, change elections, to direct transfers between funds, and to change the way your future contributions are invested. Link to the TIAA Website.
If you can’t remember your TIAA credentials you can utilize the Single Sign-On feature.
Webinar and Other Educational Information
- Investment Check-up webinar offers you a great opportunity to review your savings and investment plans.
- TIAA Available Financial Webinars: TIAA offers a wide range of webinars that are available to all employees along with their dependents
- A Tax-Smart Way to Save for Retirement webinar, covers tax-savvy strategies for building your savings.
- Are You On Target? Meeting Financial Challenges at Midcareer webinar helps ensure you’re saving enough for retirement—and investing in the right way for your goals.