Retirement plan changes are coming soon! The University of Alabama System is pleased to announce enhancements to the 403(b) and 457(b) voluntary retirement plans through TIAA to help employees plan and save for the future. A detailed Transition Guide with additional information was mailed on March 4, 2024 to all participants who have funds in The University of Alabama System voluntary retirement plan(s). Read HR News for additional information, or visit

Planning for Retirement Guides

The Benefits Office has developed two helpful guides to assist you with the retirement process. We encourage you to save and/or print these guides for future reference:

  1. Member Online Services Guide will assist you in setting up your online account and calculating your retirement benefit estimate;
  2. Retirement Planning Guide illustrates three easy steps to retirement once you are within two years of your anticipated retirement date.

Retirement FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about social security, life insurance information, rehired retiree information, helpful links, and other retiree benefits.

Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) Lunch Break Webinars

Learn more about your retirement benefits with pre-recorded, 30-minute interactive webinars that provide overviews of pertinent topics pertaining to RSA retirement and PEEHIP insurance benefits at retirement.

Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) Retirement Seminars

Retirement Preparation Seminars: If you are within 5 years of retirement eligibility, learn more about your RSA Benefits at a free, full-day TRS Retirement Preparation Seminars. For seminar dates and registration information visit 

Early to Mid Career Seminars: If you are NOT within 5 years of retirement eligibility because you’ve just began work in public education or have less than 20 years of TRS service credit and are less than 55 years of age, then you are eligible to attend this free, half-day TRS seminar. For seminar dates and registration information visit .

Voluntary Retirement Plans with TIAA

New Participants: Don’t have an online account with TIAA? Getting set up is easy. Click here to access the online flyer for steps to enrolling in the plan.

Current Participants: Need to change your contributions or investments? Click here to access the online flyer for tips to help you navigate the website and the new enhancements.

One-on-One Consultations Available at Convenient Campus Locations

TIAA representatives are periodically available on campus for one-on-one consultations. To schedule an appointment, call 800-732-8353 or register online.