Naming your beneficiary, and keeping the information current, is an important aspect of managing your retirement account. A birth or marriage may have changed your thinking since you made your original choice. Or perhaps you never designated a beneficiary at all. Missing or outdated information can create significant costs and delays for those you leave behind.
This is a friendly reminder to make sure your beneficiary information reflects your current wishes.
It takes just a few minutes online.
The good news is that it’s easy to name, change or confirm your beneficiaries.
- Log in to your account at TIAA.org.
- Under My Account, select Change Beneficiaries from the Profile section.
- From there, you can designate beneficiaries and select how much each should receive.
If you prefer, you can complete a paper form and return it by mail. To have a form mailed to you, call us at 800-842-2252. For your protection, we cannot change your beneficiary over the phone.
If you make a change, you’ll receive a confirmation by mail. And you can change your beneficiary again at any time. TIAA and Michigan Technological University appreciate your attention to this matter.