The TIAA/CREF retirement plan is a Defined Contribution Plan. Retirement is contingent upon your individual elected investment returns. For further information on the TIAA-CREF program, please refer to their website or contact TIAA-CREF directly at (800) 842-2776. You can also contact the Coralville office at (319) 356‑8000 or toll-free (866) 842‑2977.
If you elect to participate in TIAA-CREF, you should complete a TIAA-CREF beneficiary designation online at the TIAA-CREF website. At this site, you can learn about the investment options available and allocate your retirement funds between any of the multiple investment options. If you do not make an investment selection, your funds will be automatically deposited into a lifecycle fund based on your expected year of retirement based on your age.
TIAA-CREF withdrawal policy (refund information)
Retirement Election Form (pdf)