The road to retirement - Announcing updates to the Pacific University retirement program - TIAA

 
The road to retirement - Announcing updates to the Pacific University retirement program - TIAA
The road to retirement
Announcing updates to the Pacific University
retirement program
The road to retirement - Announcing updates to the Pacific University retirement program - TIAA
Table of contents
    A new chapter is about to start 							                                            1
    Action plan for the updates 								                                              2
    Updates for VALIC participants 										                                         2
    Pacific University investment lineup and retirement plan fees at TIAA          3-4
    How VALIC account balances will transfer to TIAA 						                          5
    Retirement plan investment advice 										 6
    About TIAA 											                                                            6
    Understanding retirement plan fees 									                                      7
    Q&A 													                                                               8-9
    We’re here to help 										                                             Back cover

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The road to retirement - Announcing updates to the Pacific University retirement program - TIAA
A new chapter is about to start
Helping you plan and save for the future is important to us here at Pacific University. That’s why we’re pleased to announce
the following updates to the Pacific University 403(b) retirement plan.

What you need to know
• Lower fees. Pacific University and their advisor, Multnomah                 • Blackout period for VALIC balances. The blackout period
   Group,1 have negotiated lower fees and selected                                applies to balances currently invested at VALIC. To facilitate
   investment options with a lower overall cost.                                  a smooth transfer of current investment balances to TIAA, a
                                                                                  brief “blackout period” will take place. During this time, you
• TIAA will become the single service provider for the
                                                                                  will not be able to change your investment choices, affect
   retirement plan(s). TIAA was selected by Pacific University
                                                                                  loans, make withdrawals or transfer funds. Please review the
   to deliver comprehensive retirement services at a reasonable
                                                                                  enclosed Blackout Notice for additional details. Any
   cost. As a result of this change, if you currently have a
                                                                                  scheduled payroll contributions will continue to be deducted
   balance with VALIC, that balance will be transferred to TIAA.
                                                                                  from your paycheck during the blackout period.

     No longer employed by Pacific University? You are receiving this guide because you have investments in one or more
     of the Pacific University retirement plans. Even though you are not actively contributing and actions may not be required,
     you should review this information carefully to learn how your account could be affected.

Retirement plan updates start January 2019.
    Key dates                                  Event

    January 24, 2019                           Last day to submit any paperwork required for distributions at VALIC prior to assets
                                               moving to TIAA.
    Week of January 28, 2019                   VALIC participants who do not currently have an account with TIAA will be enrolled in a
                                               TIAA account and receive a confirmation kit with important information on making the
                                               most of your participation with TIAA.
    January 31, 2019                           Blackout period expected to begin for VALIC participants. See accompanying notice
                                               for details.
    February 11, 2019                          On or about this date, account balances transfer from VALIC to TIAA. TIAA becomes
                                               the single service provider for the retirement plan. Please note: The date of the
                                               transfer depends on the accurate, timely transfer of data and assets from VALIC to
                                               TIAA. If this does not occur, the transfer could be delayed.
    Week ending February 25, 2019              Blackout period for VALIC participants expected to end. You can now access and
                                               update your entire retirement account at TIAA, including balances transferred from
                                               VALIC. Please note: The end of the blackout period depends on the accurate, timely
                                               transfer of data from VALIC to TIAA. If this does not occur, the end of the blackout
                                               period could be delayed.

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    TIAA and Multnomah Group, or any of their affiliates or subsidiaries are not affiliated with or in any way related to each other. TIAA acts as a
    recordkeeper for the plan and, in that capacity, is not a fiduciary to the plan. TIAA is not responsible for the advice and education provided by
    Multnomah Group. TIAA also provides advice and education to plan participants and when it provides advice, TIAA takes fiduciary responsibility for
    that advice. Multnomah Group is not responsible for the advice and education provided by TIAA.

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Updates for VALIC participants
                                                              Enrollment
          Action plan for the updates                         Former Pacific University employees who do not currently have an account at TIAA
          Starting the week of                                will be enrolled in a new TIAA account the week of January 28, 2019, and sent an
          February 11, 2019                                   enrollment confirmation. Your beneficiary designation will be set to “Estate”.

          For current employees:                              Systematic distributions and/or transfers
          • Review your balance transferred                  This transition may impact any systematic withdrawal, scheduled fund-to-fund
             from VALIC to TIAA and update                    transfers, or required minimum distribution instructions you have on file for this
             if needed at TIAA.org/pacificu.
                                                              plan at VALIC. If applicable, you will receive separate communication from TIAA
          For former employees:                               to provide new instructions.

           • If you do not currently have a                  Blackout period
             TIAA account, you can access
                                                              To help ensure the smooth transfer of account balance(s) from VALIC there will be
             your new account online at
             TIAA.org/pacificu.                               a brief blackout period. During this time, you will not be able to perform transactions
                                                              (e.g., change investments, make withdrawals, take a loan, transfer funds). The
          • Review your balance transferred
                                                              blackout period is expected to begin at VALIC on or around January 31, 2019, at
             from VALIC to TIAA and update
                                                              1 p.m. (PT).
             if needed.
          • Verify your beneficiary                          Please note: The date of the plan changes and the end of the blackout period
             designation and update if                        depend on the accurate, timely transfer of data from VALIC to TIAA. If this does not
             needed.1                                         occur, the end of the blackout period could be delayed. Payroll contributions to the
                                                              Pacific University 403(b) Plan will continue to be withheld during the blackout
          Once the transition is complete you
                                                              period. See the enclosed Blackout Notice for more details.
          will be able to make changes to
          your existing balances. For details                 The last day to submit any paperwork required for distributions from VALIC
          on how the balances will transfer,                  is January 24, 2019.
          refer to page 5.
                                                              How your account balance(s) will transfer
                                                              Your account balance(s) will move from VALIC to the TIAA platform following a
                                                              two-step transfer process. This process directs balances to the Vanguard Federal
                                                              Money Market fund first, then to the lifecycle index fund that corresponds to the
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         or married participants: Under many
        F
        retirement plans, spouses are entitled to receive     year you turn 65 as shown in the transfer chart on page 5.
        at least 50% of the participant’s retirement
        plan death benefits. If you would like to direct
        less than 50% to your spouse, you and your
                                                              Loans
        spouse will need to complete a spousal waiver
                                                              Please note: If you currently have a loan at VALIC, your loan will continue to be
        form for each affected contract. If such a
        spousal consent is not executed, your spouse          serviced by VALIC.
        will be entitled to receive at least 50% of your
        preretirement survivor benefits (or more if           If you have assets in the VALIC Fixed Fund
        required under your employer’s plan), regardless
        of your beneficiary designation.                      Under the terms of your contract with VALIC, assets in the VALIC Fixed Fund may
                                                              not be distributed in a lump sum. Therefore, these assets will transfer to TIAA over
                                                              a five-year period. As a part of the transition, you will receive the initial transfer of
                                                              assets. Each February (on the anniversary of this transition), another portion of
                                                              your assets in the VALIC Fixed Fund will be transferred to TIAA and invested in the
                                                              lifecycle index fund that corresponds to the year you turn 65 until all remaining
                                                              assets are transferred to your TIAA account.

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Pacific University investment lineup and retirement
plan fees at TIAA
Below are your investment options at TIAA, which include the following asset classes: Guaranteed, Money Market, Fixed
Income (Bonds), Multi-Asset, Real Estate and Equities (Stocks). You can see details about the new investment options online at
TIAA.org/pacificu. Click Investment Options and then select View All Investments to view the individual investment
information. To learn more about the new investment options, go to TIAA.org and enter the ticker symbol in the site’s search
feature.
Your Guaranteed option, TIAA Traditional, is a fixed annuity that pays you interest at competitive crediting rates that are
announced in advance. There is no explicit expense ratio because this is a fixed annuity.
• TIAA Traditional1

  Beginning January 24, 2019, Pacific University will reduce the annual plan servicing fee from 18 basis points (0.18%)
  to 14 basis points (0.14%), which will be divided into quarterly payments. This amount is realized from assessing a fee
  to each investment you choose within the plan.
  Each fee will be applied to your account on the last business day of each quarter and will be identified as a “TIAA Plan
  Servicing Fee” on your quarterly statements and when you view your account online.

                                                                  Annual Fund                        Plan Servicing Fee Calculations
                                                               Operating Expenses                              (A + B = C)
                                                               Gross                          A.              B. Plan         C. Total
                                                              Expense     Net Expense      Revenue        Servicing Fee/    Administrative
Account or Fund/Share Class                       Ticker      Ratio %       Ratio %       Sharing2 %        (Credit) %         Fee %
Carillon Eagle Small-Cap Growth R6               HSRUX          0.66          0.66           0.00              0.14              0.14

CREF Social Choice R2 (variable annuity)        QCSCPX          0.33          0.33           0.20             (0.06)             0.14

CREF Stock R2 (variable annuity)                 QCSTPX         0.37          0.37           0.20             (0.06)             0.14

DFA International Value I3                        DFIVX         0.63          0.43           0.00              0.14              0.14

Harding Loevner International Eq Instl4           HLMIX         0.82          0.82            0.15             (0.01)            0.14

MFS Value R6                                      MEIKX         0.49          0.49           0.00              0.14              0.14

Northern Small-Cap Value3                        NOSGX          1.14          1.01           0.25              (0.11)            0.14

T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth I                  TBCIX         0.57          0.57           0.00              0.14              0.14

TIAA Traditional Annuity (guaranteed annuity)      N/A         0.00           0.00            0.15             (0.01)            0.14

TIAA-CREF Bond Index Institutional3               TBIIX         0.12          0.12           0.00              0.14              0.14

TIAA-CREF International Eq Idx Institutional3     TCIEX        0.06           0.06           0.00              0.14              0.14

TIAA-CREF Bond Plus Institutional3                TIBFX         0.31          0.31           0.00              0.14              0.14

TIAA-CREF Equity Index Institutional3             TIEIX         0.05          0.05           0.00              0.14              0.14

TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Gr Idx Institutional3         TILIX        0.06           0.06           0.00              0.14               0.14

TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Value Idx Institutional3      TILVX        0.06           0.06           0.00              0.14               0.14

TIAA-CREF Small-Cap Blend Idx Institutional3      TISBX        0.06           0.06           0.00              0.14               0.14

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    plan fees at TIAA continued
                                                                                  Annual Fund                        Plan Servicing Fee Calculations
                                                                               Operating Expenses                              (A + B = C)
                                                                              Gross                              A.            B. Plan           C. Total
                                                                             Expense        Net Expense       Revenue      Servicing Fee/      Administrative
     Account or Fund/Share Class                               Ticker        Ratio %          Ratio %        Sharing2 %      (Credit) %           Fee %
     TIAA-CREF S&P 500 Index Institutional3                    TISPX           0.06             0.06            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2010 Institutional3             TLTIX           0.26             0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2015 Institutional3             TLFIX           0.24             0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2020 Institutional3             TLWIX           0.22             0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2025 Institutional3             TLQIX           0.22             0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2030 Institutional3             TLHIX            0.21            0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2035 Institutional3             TLYIX            0.21            0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2040 Institutional3             TLZIX           0.20             0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2045 Institutional3             TLXIX            0.21            0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2050 Institutional3             TLLIX           0.22             0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2055 Institutional3              TTIIX           0.31            0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2060 Institutional3              TVIIX          1.00             0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index Ret Inc Institutional3          TRILX           0.37             0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     Vanguard Federal Money Market Inv                        VMFXX             0.11             0.11           0.00             0.14                0.14

     Vanguard Inflation-Protected Secs Adm                     VAIPX            0.10            0.10            0.00             0.14                0.14

     Vanguard Real Estate Index Adm                            VGSLX            0.12             0.12           0.00             0.14                0.14

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    IAA Traditional Annuity is a guaranteed insurance contract and not an investment for federal securities law purposes. Any guarantees under annuities issued by
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   Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) are subject to its claims-paying ability. Interest credited includes a guaranteed rate, plus additional
   amounts as may be established by the TIAA Board of Trustees. Such additional amounts, when declared, remain in effect for the “declaration year” which begins
   each March 1 for accumulating annuities and January 1 for payout annuities. Additional amounts are not guaranteed for periods other than the period for which
   they were declared.
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  “Revenue Sharing” describes the practice when investment providers share in the cost of plan administration. Please note that TIAA Traditional, TIAA Real Estate,
   TIAA Stable Value, and all CREF Annuity accounts do not have an explicit revenue share. Rather they have a “plan services offset” that is applied to your plan’s
   administrative and recordkeeping costs.
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   A contractual or voluntary fee waiver may apply. Please see the fund’s prospectus for details.
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  A redemption fee may apply. Please see the fund’s prospectus for details.
Investment products may be subject to market and other risk factors. See the applicable product literature, or visit TIAA.org/pacificu and enter a ticker symbol in
the site’s search feature for details.
Annuity account options are available through annuity contracts issued by TIAA or CREF. These contracts are designed for retirement or other long-term goals,
and offer a variety of income options, including lifetime income. Payments from the variable annuity accounts are not guaranteed and will rise or fall based on
investment performance.
A lifecycle fund is a “fund of funds,” primarily invested in shares of other mutual funds. The fund’s investments are adjusted from more aggressive to more
conservative over time as the target retirement date approaches. The principal value of a lifecycle fund isn’t guaranteed at any time, including at the target-date.
The target date represents an approximate date when investors may plan to begin withdrawing from the fund. Also, please note that the lifecycle fund is selected
for you based on your projected retirement date (assuming a retirement age of 65).
Lifecycle funds share the risks associated with the types of securities held by each of the underlying funds in which they invest. In addition to the fees and expenses
associated with the lifecycle funds, there is exposure to the fees and expenses associated with the underlying mutual funds.

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How VALIC account balances will transfer to TIAA
Pacific University will transfer current account balances to the lifecycle index funds at TIAA.
Your VALIC balance(s) will be applied first to the Vanguard Federal Money Market fund. Once the information is received from
VALIC, TIAA will then transfer the balance(s) from the Vanguard Federal Money Market fund to the age-appropriate TIAA-
CREF Lifecycle Index Fund.
When your VALIC account balance is transferred to the lifecycle index fund, it will be transferred to the fund that corresponds
to the year you turn 65 as shown in the chart below. For example, if you will turn 65 in 2044, contributions and balance(s) will
be directed to the Lifecycle Index 2045 Fund. These are the plan’s default investment options selected by Pacific University.
You will receive two confirmations from TIAA: One for the transfer to the Vanguard Federal Money Market fund and one for
the transfer to the age-appropriate TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index Fund.
Account balance(s) from VALIC will be applied to the new investment option(s) as of 1 p.m. (PT) on the date the balance(s) are
received in accurate and complete order. Your account will not be invested in the new funds for at least one business day.
You’ll receive confirmations showing the balance(s) transferring from VALIC and being applied to your new TIAA account.
Please note: The date of the transfer depends on the accurate, timely transfer of data from VALIC to TIAA. If this does not
occur, transfers could be delayed.
Once your VALIC balances have transferred to the corresponding lifecycle fund, and the blackout has ended, you can go into
your account and review the investment options. To learn more, consider meeting with a TIAA financial advisor.

Target-date fund birth chart
 Birth year             New investment option                                                              Ticker
 Before 1948            TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2010 Institutional                                       TLTIX
 1949 – 1953            TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2015 Institutional                                       TLFIX
 1954 – 1958            TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2020 Institutional                                       TLWIX
 1959 – 1963            TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2025 Institutional                                       TLQIX
 1964 – 1968            TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2030 Institutional                                       TLHIX
 1969 – 1973            TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2035 Institutional                                       TLYIX
 1974 – 1978            TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2040 Institutional                                       TLZIX
 1979 – 1983            TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2045 Institutional                                       TLXIX
 1984 – 1988            TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2050 Institutional                                       TLLIX
 1989 – 1993            TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2055 Institutional                                       TTIIX
 1994 – Present         TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2060 Institutional                                       TVIIX

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Retirement plan investment advice
                                                              As a participant in Pacific University’s retirement program, you have access to
        How to access TIAA’s advice                           personalized retirement plan advice on the plan’s investment options from a
                                                              TIAA financial consultant. This service is available as part of your retirement
        Online                                                program at no additional cost to you.
        Get quick, convenient answers using
        the Retirement Advisor online tool.
        Visit TIAA.org/retirementadvisor                      TIAA’s advice is designed to help you answer
        and log in to your account.
                                                              key questions, including:
        By phone or in person
                                                               1. Am I on track to reach my retirement savings goals?
        Receive personalized retirement
        plan investment advice either over                        We’ll help you analyze how your investments are performing, and determine
        the phone or in person.                                   if you’re saving enough to help meet your needs.

        Schedule your advice session by                        2. Which combination of retirement plan investments is right for me?
        calling 800-732-8353, weekdays,
                                                                  Get assistance picking the right investments, based on your plan’s
        5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT).
                                                                  investment options, diversifying properly and allocating contributions to
        You can also schedule online at                           balance your need for growth potential with your tolerance for risk.
        TIAA.org/schedulenow.
                                                               3. How can I meet my income needs in retirement?
                                                                  Get help determining the amount you’ll need to meet your retirement
                                                                  income goals.

    IMPORTANT: The projections or other information generated by the Retirement Advisor tool regarding the likelihood of various investment
    outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results. Results may vary with each use
    and over time.

                                            About TIAA
                                            Providing strong support on the road to retirement
                                            no matter where you are today

      1918 | TIAA
                                            TIAA’s purpose has remained constant since TIAA was established 100 years ago: We’re
                                            here to help you save for—and generate income during—retirement. Over the years, we’ve
                                            regularly enhanced the ways we deliver on our purpose.
      Teachers Insurance and
       Annuity Association                  As an organization with deep roots among nonprofits—in higher education—TIAA is
        of America created                  committed to continuous learning. And when we see opportunities to enhance our
                                            retirement plan services, we share them with the institutions we serve.

                                            Not sure where to begin? You can meet with us to
                                            help you take the next step!
                                            Personalized retirement plan advice is available on the plan’s investment options from a
                                            TIAA financial consultant. This service is available as part of your retirement program at no
                                            additional cost to you. You can schedule a session by calling 800-732-8353, weekdays,
                                            5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT). You can also visit TIAA.org/schedulenow.

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Understanding retirement plan fees
When making decisions about your Pacific University                          In some cases, investment providers share in the cost of plan
account, it’s important to know there are fees associated                    administration. This practice is called “revenue sharing.” An
with many of the plan’s services and investments. Please                     investment company may pay a portion of an investment
know that there have always been costs to participate in the                 option’s expense ratio to TIAA, the recordkeeper, to help
program. Some fees may be paid by your employer; others                      offset the cost of plan administration. If an investment's
may be paid by you, based on the services and investments                    revenue sharing amount exceeds 0.14%, no additional Plan
you choose. The recent changes outlined in this guide impact                 Servicing Fee is assessed. If the revenue sharing amount is less
how your plan administration costs will be assessed.                         than 0.14%, the difference is applied as a Plan Servicing Fee.
General administrative services                                              For information on investment-specific expenses and fees,
Your plan charges an annual Administrative Fee to cover                      please refer to the investment table(s) provided. You can also
services such as recordkeeping, legal, accounting, investment                find the expense ratios and other fees and expenses at
advisory and other plan and participant services.1                           TIAA.org/pacificu or in the prospectuses at
                                                                             TIAA.org/performance.
With the implementation of these changes, an annual Plan
Servicing Fee of up to 0.14%, $1.40 per $1,000 invested, will                Loan issuance fee
be deducted from certain investments on a quarterly basis,                   This one-time fee is deducted directly from your account at
effective January 24, 2019. This amount will be realized by                  the time a loan is issued. A loan issuance fee would apply if
assessing a fee to each investment you choose within the                     you choose a general purpose loan and/or primary residence
plan. Each fee will be applied to your account on the last                   loan within the Pacific University 403(b) Plan. The costs of
business day of each quarter and is identified as a “TIAA Plan               these loans are $75 per loan for a general purpose loan and
Servicing Fee” on your quarterly statements (see the                         $125 per loan for a residential loan. In addition, there’s an
“Investment-specific services” section for more detail).                     annual loan maintenance fee of $25.
Investment-specific services                                                 All things considered
Each of the plan’s investment options has a fee for                          Fees are important, but they are just one factor in your
investment management and associated services. Plan                          decision-making process. In addition to fees and expenses, you
participants generally pay for these costs through what is                   should be sure your investment choices reflect your personal
called an expense ratio. Expense ratios are displayed as a                   risk tolerance, the time frame until your retirement, and the
percentage of assets. For example, an expense ratio of                       appropriate balance allocation to suit your investment needs.
0.50% means a plan participant pays $5 annually for every
$1,000 in assets. Taking the expense ratio into consideration
helps you to compare investment fees.

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     lan servicing fees can be deducted from Retirement Choice (RC) and Retirement Choice Plus (RCP) contracts. However, plan servicing fees cannot
    P
    be deducted from Retirement Annuity (RA), Group Retirement Annuity (GRA), Supplemental Retirement Annuity (SRA) and Group Supplemental
    Retirement Annuity (GSRA) contracts.

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Q&A
      1. Why is Pacific University updating the 403(b) plan?          4. What happens to my current outstanding loan,
         Pacific University is committed to providing you with           systematic withdrawal, TPA (transfer payout annuity),
         competitive retirement benefits and recently conducted          or required minimum distribution with VALIC?
         a review of the retirement program. As a result of this         You will receive separate communications if any actions
         review, Pacific University selected TIAA as the single          are required on your part. If you have any questions,
         provider for administrative recordkeeping and education         please contact TIAA at 800-842-2252.
         services because TIAA offered the best overall value
         for our program. The resulting updates are intended to       5. Will loans continue to be available?
         give you the investments, services and tools you need to        Yes, the Pacific University 403(b) Plan lets participants
         pursue your retirement savings goals.                           borrow against their retirement account. If you currently
                                                                         have a loan at VALIC, your loan will continue to be
      2. How can I learn about the new investment options?
                                                                         serviced by VALIC.
          A list of the new investment options is included in
          this guide. You can visit the dedicated retirement          6. How do lifecycle index funds work?
          program website at TIAA.org/pacificu for additional            Each lifecycle index fund consists of underlying mutual
          information.                                                   funds that invest in a broad range of asset classes. The
                                                                         allocations and risk level depend on how many years
      3. What if I would like help making investment choices?
                                                                         remain until the fund’s target date. To help reduce risk as
          You can get personalized advice on the plan’s investment       the fund’s target date approaches, the fund’s mix of
          options from a TIAA financial consultant. This service is      stocks, bonds and other types of investments is adjusted
          available as part of your retirement program at no             to a more conservative mix.
          additional cost to you.
          To schedule an advice session, call TIAA at 800-732-8353,
          weekdays, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT). You can also schedule
          online at TIAA.org/schedulenow.

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Q&A continued
    7. What else should I know about lifecycle index funds?                            Guaranteed annuities (also known as fixed annuities):
      As with all mutual funds, the principal value of a lifecycle                     Earn a minimum guaranteed interest rate on your
      index fund isn’t guaranteed at any time and will fluctuate                       contributions, plus the potential for additional amounts of
      with market changes. The target date indicates when                              interest. In retirement, guaranteed annuities can offer you
      investors may plan to start making withdrawals.                                  income for life that will never fall below a certain
      However, you are not required to withdraw your money                             guaranteed level and provide income that is guaranteed to
      at the target date. After the target date, some of your                          last for your lifetime.2
      money may be merged into a fund with a more stable                               Variable annuities: Invest in a variety of asset classes and
      asset allocation.1 A TIAA financial consultant can help you                      account values will fluctuate based on the performance of
      decide whether a lifecycle index fund is right for you.                          the investments in the accounts. It is possible to lose
                                                                                       money in variable annuities. In retirement, variable
    8. What are annuities?
                                                                                       annuities can provide an income stream that is guaranteed
      There are different types of annuities, but they are                             to last for your lifetime, but the actual amount will rise or
      typically designed to give you the opportunity to grow                           fall based on investment performance.
      your money while you’re working and provide you with
      the option to receive income for life when you retire. In
      fact, annuities are the only retirement products that can
      guarantee to pay you (or you and a spouse or partner)
      income for life.

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   ifecycle index funds share the risks associated with the types of securities held by each of the underlying funds in which they invest. In addition to the
  L
  fees and expenses associated with the lifecycle index fund, there is exposure to the fees and expenses associated with the underlying mutual funds.
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  Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing company.

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We’re here to help
    Not sure where to begin? Let us help you take the next step!

                               In person                                         Phone                                             Online

        Schedule a one-on-one advice                      If you have any questions or would             Manage your account online by
        session by calling TIAA at                        like assistance selecting your new             going to TIAA.org/pacificu
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