Retirement Plans

Detailed information about the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) rules that apply to various types of defined contribution plans.

TIAA-CREF provides retirement plans at more than 15,000 colleges, universities, schools, research centers, medical organizations and other nonprofit institutions. Our retirement products are used to fund a variety of types of retirement plans to meet varying needs.

Learn about plan specifications for various types of retirement plans including 403(b), 401(a), 403(a), 401(k) and 457(b) plans.

Use the Plan Comparison Chart to view a side-by-side comparison of the features and benefits of each type of plan, including plan eligibility, applicable annual contribution limits, rules regarding loans, rollovers, withdrawals and more.

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