Retirement Plans

What's Changing in 2023?

SRA Annual Limits will be increasing for calendar year 2023:

Age      2023     2022
Under 50      $22,500      $20,500
50 or older by end of year      $30,000      $27,000
        

Need to change contributions for 2023?

If you would like to change your contribution amount for the first payroll in 2023, you would need to make your change during the dates indicated below:

  • Monthly paid employees who want to change their contribution amount effective with their January 1, 2023 paycheck should make their change between November 26, 2022 and December 22, 2022.
  • Biweekly paid employees who want to change their contribution amount effective with their January 6, 2023 paycheck should make their change between December 17, 2022 and December 29, 2022.

Access and Resources

Whether you contribute to Fidelity and/or TIAA, you make changes to your contribution amounts through NetBenefits at: http://www.netbenefits.com/dartmouth OR, scroll down and click on the ACCESS YOUR RETIREMENT PLANS box on the left side of the screen.

Need Help Navigating the Sytem?

  • User Guide - How to enroll in the 401(a) and/or SRA Retirement Plans
  • How to Guide - How to Access and manage your accounts online with netbenefits.
    Note: Fellows and employees currently earning benefits under the Defined Benefit Retirement Plan or the 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan are ineligible for this plan.

401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

Benefits eligible employees age 21 or older are eligible for this plan. Participants receive employer contributions ranging from 3% to 9% of pay depending on their age. Participants direct their contributions to an approved lineup of funds with Fidelity and/or TIAA.

Participants are vested in their account after three years of regular employment, meaning they own their account balance. Participants who terminate employment prior to being vested, forfeit their account balance.

Supplemental Retirement Account (SRA)

Employees can contribute to an SRA up to allowable IRS limits. Participants can make their contributions on a pretax and/or Roth basis, and can start, change, or stop their contributions at any time. Participants direct their contributions to an approved lineup of funds with Fidelity and/or TIAA. Participants are immediately vested, meaning they own their account balance. 

Benefits eligible employees hired on or after July 1, 2009 are eligible to receive 100% matching contributions during their first six years of employment up to a lifetime maximum of $3,000.  Matching contributions are deposited into the participant's 401(a) account and are subject to the three year vesting.

SRA Contribution Limits

Age      2023      2022
Under 50      $22,500      $20,500
50 or older by end of year      $30,000      $27,000
     

Please note that the above limits are individual limits, not employer limits. That means that if you contribute to another employer’s retirement plan during the same calendar year, all contributions count toward your individual limit.

**The $7,500 catch-up contribution limit for participants age 50 or older applies from the start of the year for those turning 50 at any time during the year.

Defined Benefit Retirement Plan

The Defined Benefit Retirement Plan is closed to new enrollees. The Plan is a traditional pension plan funded by employer contributions.

403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

The 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan is closed to new enrollees.

457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

The 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan is a non-qualified plan available to employees who meet a certain salary threshold which is determined each year. The plan allows eligible highly compensated employees to defer a portion of their compensation up to allowable IRS limits. Newly eligible employees are notified of their eligibility on an individual basis.

  • User Guide - Use this guide to enroll in the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • How to Guide - Use this guide to make changes to your 457(b) contributions and/or retirement provider.

The maximum 2023 contribution limit established by the Internal Revenue Service for eligible employees is $22,500.

Flexible Retirement Option (FRO)

Dartmouth provides a Flexible Retirement Option (FRO) that is designed for eligible faculty members who desire to make a gradual transition from full-time employment to retirement over a period of years.

Individual Financial Counseling Sessions

Individual counseling sessions with Fidelity or TIAA representatives are available.

Contact Information

TIAA

800-842-2252
https://www.tiaa.org/dartmouth

Fidelity

800-343-0860
https://www.netbenefits.com/dartmouth

 

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