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Target date funds continue to offer easy retirement investment option

Feb. 13, 2015—Target date funds are designed to include a mix of assets, such as stocks and bonds, appropriate for your life stage. They are professionally managed to become more conservative over time as you near retirement age.

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Retirement plan transition: What happens to annuity investments?

Feb. 6, 2015—If you currently have annuity investments with TIAA-CREF and/or VALIC as part of your Vanderbilt retirement plan, these investments will remain with TIAA-CREF and/or VALIC unless you initiate an individual transfer of assets.

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Retirement plan fund selection window is open

Jan. 30, 2015—Active employees can now choose the funds their contributions will be directed to beginning in April when Vanderbilt transitions to its new retirement plan structure.

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Retirement transition workshops begin next week; webinars also available

Jan. 27, 2015—Fidelity will hold onsite and online workshops covering the details of Vanderbilt’s new retirement plan structure and the transition process for current employees beginning Monday, Feb. 2.

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Self-directed brokerage account info now on retirement transition website

Jan. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt’s new 403(b) retirement plan structure that will take effect in April includes three investment tiers that you can choose from, including a self-directed brokerage account.

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Retirement transition: What you can do now

Dec. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt recently announced steps it is taking to make the retirement plan work even better for employees in 2015. Learn what you can do now to start preparing for the transition.

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IRS announces 2015 retirement plan contribution limits

Dec. 2, 2014—The IRS has announced limits for retirement plan contributions for the 2015 calendar year.

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Medicare, Social Security focus of educational sessions

Jul. 31, 2014—Human Resources will host two free presentations Aug. 19 and 20 to help employees plan for their transition to retirement.

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Report contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Mar. 5, 2014—Employees who contribute to a non-Vanderbilt retirement plan through outside businesses in which they are at least a 50 percent owner need to report their contributions to Human Resources by April 1.

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Social Security, Medicare focus of retirement sessions

Feb. 28, 2014—Human Resources will sponsor two free education sessions on March 11 and 12 to help employees plan for their transition to retirement.

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Free retirement counseling available to employees

Jan. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt employees who participate in the retirement plan are eligible for free retirement counseling. As part of an ongoing service to Vanderbilt faculty and staff, Human Resources offers 30-minute sessions with the four retirement vendors: TIAA-CREF, Vanguard, VALIC and Fidelity. During the sessions, employees will meet one-on-one with a licensed retirement planning counselor for an...

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Voluntary early retirement program for VUMC staff outlined

Jul. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is announcing the Staff Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program.

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