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New Faculty Benefits Guide

The Faculty Benefits Guide 2019-2020 for new faculty is now available in .pdf format.  Use the bookmarks to navigate the guide.

Retirement Savings Options for VCU Employees

VCU employees have multiple options for making paycheck savings toward retirement.  For faculty, University and Academic Professionals, and classified staff, voluntary savings supplement the benefits provided by your mandatory state employee retirement plan (VRS or ORP). For others, voluntary savings can help you meet your retirement goals along with any other retirement savings you have […]

Spring Financial Fitness for Faculty and Staff

There’ s a whole lot of financial fitness programming for faculty and staff this spring, from on-campus workshops to on-demand webinars, plus –as always– free on-campus individual counseling appointments.  To see what’s available, visit https://blogs.vcu.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/600/2017/02/Financial-Fitness-Spring-2017.pdf

Fall, 2016 Financial Fitness Programming for Faculty and Staff

This semester’s offerings include on-campus workshops, individual advising appointments, and many live and on-demand webinars.  Review the offerings and registration information at https://blogs.vcu.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/600/2016/10/Fall-2016-Financial-Fitness.pdf

Fall, 2016 Financial Fitness Workshop Series for Faculty and Staff

The Fall, 2016 series of free Financial Fitness workshops for faculty and staff is now open for registration: October 31:  Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt, and Start Building for the Future (presented in cooperation with Fidelity Investments) November 21:  Understanding the VCU Retirement Plans December 9:  THRIVE – Helping Women Make Financial Progress (presented in cooperation with […]

Faculty and Staff in Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Plan: Auto-Escalation of Member Contributions Takes Effect in January

Beginning January 1, 2017, the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Hybrid Plan’s auto-escalation feature goes into effect.  This feature is designed to help you save more for your retirement by slightly increasing the amount that contribute from each paycheck to your retirement savings. Who is affected? VRS Hybrid Plan Members hired on or before September 1, 2016 […]

2016 Virginia Retirement System Member Benefit Profiles Are Now Available for Plan 1 and Plan 2 Participants

Member Benefit Profiles are now available for Virginia Retirement System (VRS) participants in Plan 1 and Plan 2.  If your VRS membership date was on or before December 31, 2013, you are covered by one of these two plans unless you joined the VRS Hybrid Plan during the one-time opt-in period in April, 2014. The […]

VRS Hybrid Plan Participants: December 15th is the Deadline for Quarterly Voluntary Contribution Election Changes

Faculty members and classified staff in the Virginia Retirement System Hybrid Retirement Plan may make changes to their voluntary defined contribution amount once per calendar quarter. Higher voluntary contributions result in increased matching by VCU! Participants can make changes online at www.varetirement.org/hybrid.html or by telephone at 1-855-291-2285. For online access instructions, see “Quick and Easy […]

Brexit Insights from VCU’s Investment Providers

From TIAA: Response to Brexit requires long-term perspective From Fidelity Investments: Brexit Vote Roils Markets: Our Experts say now is the time to focus on your long-term goals