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Posted May 4, 2016

Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship

Mason is offering a competitive $250 book scholarship for faculty and staff  created with the $25,000 endowment received from TIAA-CREF's 2010 Raise the Rate contest. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 15 and applying is easy.

For details, please visit the Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship FAQ and the Faculty/Staff Book Scholarship Application .

Posted April 29, 2016

Participate in TIAA's "Square Up Your Savings" Contest

Enhance your financial well-being through May 12 by participating in "Square Up Your Savings" - Ten Financial Missions with two purposes - learning and fun! There are two versions – one for faculty/staff and the other for students. Each version has you completing ten financial missions on a range of topics from the impact of inflation to the cost of living in your favorite retirement spot. It’s a great way to pick up some financial information while having a little fun. The faculty/staff version has an incentive – you will be entered into a drawing for one of three $25 gift checks from TIAA (the student version doesn’t have this option). For more information and to register to play, please visit:

*Guidelines for Faculty/Staff

*Guidelines for Students

Posted April 28, 2016

Health and Flex Open Enrollment

Health and Flexible Spending Account (FSAs) Open Enrollment runs from May 1-23, 2016. Please visit the benefits page for information and links to resources.

Posted November 3, 2015

IRS Limits for 2016

The IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) affecting the dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2016 tax year. There is no change from 2015. Participants under age 50 can contribute up to $18,000 in the Supplemental Retirement Plan (403(b)) program and the Virginia Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) (457). Participants age 50 and over can contribute $24,000 in each plan. If you wish to change your 403(b) contribution, please complete a 403(b) salary reduction agreement and return to Benefits at MS 3C3. If you wish to change your 457 contribution, please call ICMA-RC at 1-VRS-DC-PLAN1 (1-877-327-5261), or log into your account at




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