Retirement Plan

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Bryn Mawr College sponsors a 403(b) retirement plan. Employees are eligible for a College contribution of 10 percent of gross eligible wages if they work a minimum of 1,000 hours per year. The College contribution will begin on the first day of the month following the first eight months of employment. The contributions are retroactive to the first of the month coincident with or following the employee’s date of employment.  

Employee’s may also contribute to their retirement by electing a fixed dollar amount or percentage for each pay period and is limited under the Internal Revenue Code as follows:

Payroll Year Contribution Limit Age 50+ Catch Up Maximum Compensation
2022* $20,500 $6,500 $305,000
2021 $19,500 $6,500 $290,000

*If you want to reach the limit in 2022, you should elect the following amount per pay...

Age at Year End   Annual Limit   Monthly Biweekly  
Under 50 $20,500 $1,708.33 $788.46
50 and above $27,000 $2,250.00 $1,038.46

Once logged into the website, select "Details" on the right-hand side.   Transamerica

Access your Transamerica retirement account at, or contact Transamerica at 800-755-5801 to change investments, update beneficiaries or start or change your per pay contribution.

How to Change Your Election Online:

  • Under the "Manage" drop-down menu on the left-hand side, select "Contributions."  You can contribute per pay period as a percentage of gross pay or as a fixed dollar amount.  You need to select whether the contribution will be pre-tax (employee deferral) or after-tax (Roth contribution) and the percentage at Transamerica versus TIAA.
  • Select "Next" to view a summary and "Submit" to confirm. 


If you have chosen to invest at TIAA, access your account at, or contact TIAA at 800-842-2252.  While you can designate investments to TIAA through the Transamerica site, the actual TIAA fund selection must be made through TIAA.

Please refer to the Benefits Guidebook, Handbooks and Policies and other provided plan documentation for complete details. You may also contact Human Resources with any questions.