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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

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 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

Where Do I Find Investment Options and Performance Information for the VCU Retirement Plans?

Quick and easy access to descriptions and performance information for the investments in VCU’s retirement plans is always available.  If you already participate in a plan, this information is available when you log in to your online account. If you don’t already participate in a plan or with a particular investment company, investment information sheets and performance data are […]

National Retirement Security Week, October 18-24

October 18-24 is National Retirement Security Week (formerly National Save for Retirement Week).  This is a great time to check out the multitude of free retirement planning, savings, and investment information tools and resources available to faculty and staff:  Learn about your primary faculty or classified staff retirement plan and how it works: Virginia Retirement […]

America Saves Week is February 23-28

America Saves Week is a great opportunity to assess your financial conditions and goals, and to start taking financial action. Take this opportunity to assess your retirement savings status and take control of your future investments. Check out the links below to take advantage of the resources that VCU and its employee benefit providers have […]

Lots of Financial Fitness Learning Opportunities This Fall!

VCU Benefits has lined up a series of financial education sessions for faculty and staff this semester.  Take advantage of these free learning opportunities by registering now!   September 19th, 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.: Woman to Woman Financial Empowerment Series:  “Start to Finish: The Early Career Woman’s Guide to Financial Wisdom” Register at:   […]