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Retirement Plans

Group Retirement Plans

Full-time employees are required to participate in a group retirement plan through Empower or TIAA. Employees must contribute 6% of their gross salary to their retirement accounts, and that is matched with a 6% contribution by the University.

Supplemental Retirement Plans

Full-time and part-time employees may participate in 403(b) and/or 457(b) supplemental retirement plans through Empower and/or TIAA. To enroll in a supplemental retirement plan, employees must complete a Salary Reduction Agreement, which can be found here. Additionally, employees must complete the enrollment process with TIAA or Empower. Please contact Human Resources for assistance.

Beneficiary Updates

Please remember to keep your beneficiary information up-to-date with PEIA and TIAA. It is important that you control who will receive your assets in the event of your death.

Health Insurance for Retirees

Employees may choose to continue their health insurance coverage after they retire. For information about PEIA and Mountaineer Flexible Benefits, click here.

Retirement Information

To find a checklist of actions related to retirement planning and opportunities for staying connected to Shepherd University following retirement, go here.

Contact Information for Retirement Plan Companies

TIAA
PHONE: 800-842-2776

Empower
PHONE: 877-816-0548

WV Consolidated Retirement Board
PHONE:  800-654-4406

Social Security

To find information on Social Security Benefits, go here.

Medicare

To find information on Medicare Benefits, go here.