ARP & 403(b) Vendor Transition

Effective January 1, 2020, BGSU offers four vendor choices for all contributions for the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) and 403(b) program.

Beginning January 1, 2020, BGSU offers four vendor choices for all future contributions to the ARP and 403(b) plans:  Equitable, Fidelity, TIAA, and Voya.

All previous contributions can remain with your current vendor if you so choose.

The four selected vendors will offer three tiers of investment choices.  Tier 1 will provide a Target Date Fund (based upon your current age and your estimated retirement age).  Tier 2 will offer both passive and actively managed mutual fund choices across all major asset classes and will include many recognized major mutual fund providers.  Tier 3 will allow you to choose your preferred investment fund choices through a brokerage window although there may be higher fees associated with this option.

Group information sessions were provided by the Office of Human Resources and the four approved vendors on October 8th, 9th, 10th, and 14th.   Individual sessions were provided by the four approved vendors on October 15th, 16th, 17th, 21st, and 22nd.  The approved vendors will continue to have a presence on campus on a monthly basis and can be contacted during normal business hours to set up individual sessions going forward. 

Below you will find the information for the four approved vendors with their Transition Guides and contact information. 



Equitable

Transition Guide

Customer Service:  1-800-551-2423

Fidelity

Fidelity Transition Guide

Customer Service:    1-800-343-0860

Voya

Voya Transition Guide

Customer Service:   1-800-584-6001

To schedule an individual meeting with a local Voya representative, please call 419-534-4410.

TIAA

TIAA Transition Guide

Customer Service:  1-800-732-8353

To schedule an individual meeting with a TIAA representative, please call 1-800-732-8353 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET), or visit www.TIAA.org/schedulenow.  You can get personalized retirement plan advice on the plans' investment options from a TIAA financial consultant.  In-person, phone and virtual sessions are available.