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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.
Please review the Enrollment Guide (PDF), containing details on the GW retirement plans and available investment options, prior to enrolling.
Enroll for the first time in the GW retirement plans, change your existing contribution percent, or change your investment provider at Fidelity NetBenefits. 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 or TIAA) you would like to choose, and which investments you would like to use. If you have questions about the online enrollment process, call Fidelity at 800-343-0860.
Once you have enrolled in the plan, if have selected TIAA as a provider, you can open and manage your account with TIAA. If you have questions about using this TIAA website, call 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) plan cannot exceed the limit established each year by the Internal Revenue Code. For 2017, the general limit is $18,000. If you will be age 50 or over during the calendar year, you are eligible make an additional $6,000 catch up contribution, for a total limit of $24,000 in 2017.
New Enrollees: Please note that 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.