Retirement Savings Enrollment

GW provides you several options to save for your retirement, giving you control over how you direct your investments and save for your future.

Prior to enrolling, please review the Retirement Savings Enrollment Guide (PDF), which details the available GW retirement plans and investment options.

You will use Fidelity NetBenefits to enroll in a GW retirement savings plan for the first time. You may also use this portal in the future to change your existing contribution percent or change your investment provider. Regardless of where you choose to invest, you will need to register with Fidelity in order to enroll, change your payroll contribution percent or change your investment provider.

To enroll for the first time, you must know how much you would like to contribute, which investment provider(s) (Fidelity and/or TIAA) you would like to choose and which investments you would like to use. If you have questions about the online enrollment process, please call Fidelity at (800) 343-0860.

Once you have enrolled in the plan, if you have selected TIAA as a provider, you can open and manage your account with TIAA. Questions about the TIAA website may be directed to TIAA at (800) 842-2776. 

Changing your Elections

To make changes to your existing elections, please review the How to Update your Deferral (PDF) instructions.

IRS Contribution Limits

The amount you contribute to the GW 403(b) Retirement Plan cannot exceed the annual limit established each year by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); for 2019, the general limit is $19,000. If you will be age 50 or over during the 2019 calendar year (this includes those who will be turning 50 in 2019), you are eligible make an additional $6,000 catch-up contribution, for a total limit of $25,000. 

Note to new enrollees: Any contributions made to a previous employer plan during the calendar year will count towards this IRS limit. Employees are responsible for their personal tax situation and any deferral impact.