Retirement Benefits

Fisher currently provides a fully-vested 403(b) retirement plan with TIAA.

The University contributes 8% of pay to eligible participants who contribute at least 2%. The plan includes multiple investment options. To learn more about your retirement investment options, visit the TIAA website or call them directly at (800) 842-2252.

403(b) Option

The plan allows you to save for retirement on a tax-deferred basis, up to 75% of pay (subject to the below IRS limits). The 2024 maximum contributions to a 403(b) account are:

  • $23,000 if you are under age 50
  • $30,500 if you are age 50 years and older (including $7,500 catch-up contribution)

You must contribute at least 2% of your pay to receive the University contribution of 8%. You can enroll in the plan or change your current salary deferral election via the Launchpad at mySJF. If you have questions, contact TIAA at (800) 842-2252.

*If you are not on the Fisher network and would like to access your TIAA account, you must first register with TIAA at (if you have not already done so). Click Log In in the upper right corner, then select Need Online Access? Follow the on-screen instructions to access your account. Note: Fisher's registration access code is 406784. If you need login assistance, contact TIAA at (800) 842-2252.

TIAA Contact Information

TIAA Participant Service: (800) 842-2252

TIAA Website:

Fisher's TIAA Registration Access Code: 406784

TIAA Financial Consultant: Mario Gonzalez. To schedule a one-on-one appointment with Mario, go to, call (800) 732-8353, or email him at

Retirement Plan SPD and Disclosures

TIAA Webinars

TIAA presents regular webinars on retirement-related topics, including Social Security, Medicare, and Estate Planning. Register for an upcoming webinar or view archives of past presentations on the TIAA website.

Bridge to Retirement Plan for Faculty

The Bridge to Retirement is available to all tenured faculty members who are at least 55 years of age and have at least 10 years of full-time University service. The plan is voluntary and is initiated by the faculty member. The plan was designed to provide one to three years at a reduced teaching load in order to prepare for full retirement.

Retiree Benefits

An employee may be eligible for certain retiree benefits from St. John Fisher University after 10 years of full-time employment, if years of service plus age equal at least 65. View the Retiree Benefits Summary [pdf].