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Headquarters: 730 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Employees: 38,000
CEO: Herbert Allison


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TIAA-CREF is a national financial services organization and the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields

With more than $350 billion in combined assets, TIAA-CREF serves 3.2 million people at over 15,000 institutions.

In addition to retirement plans, the TIAA-CREF group of companies offers investment products including mutual funds and insurance coverage and other products to help protect families and provide for their continued financial security.

TIAA-CREF headquarters are in New York City, with regional centers in Denver and Charlotte. There are offices nationwide primarily in major college towns.


College and universities in the United States offer some of the best retirement plans in the nation. They can thank Andrew Carnegie for that. The legendary philanthropist recognized that colleges needed to offer adequate pensions in order to attract talented teachers.

In 1918 the Carnegie Foundation established Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA), a fully-funded system of pensions for professors. Funding was provided by a combination of grants from the foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York -- including an initial gift of $1 million -- and ongoing contributions from participating institutions and individuals. Incorporated as a life insurance company in the state of New York, TIAA began operation under the leadership of Henry S. Pritchett, a former president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. By the end of its first year, 30 public and private institutions had signed on.

TIAA created the College Retirement Equity Fund in 1952 as the world's first variable annuity and to combat risks from inflation.


TIAA-CREF offers a variety of plans to address health care needs (i.e., medical, dental and prescription drugs), offer savings on taxes (i.e., flexible spending accounts, transportation benefit programs) and protect employee income from catastrophic loss (i.e., disability, life and accident insurance). Employees have the ability to choose the plans that work best for them and their family. Medical options include a point-of-service medical plan, a high deductible PPO plan with a Healthcare Savings Account and a Health Maintenance Organization.
Planning for the Future
At TIAA-CREF, we believe it's never too early to prepare for your financial future. We offer several retirement plans that can help employees provide for their future financial health and well-being. These plans include a company paid defined contribution retirement plan and a voluntary 401(k) plan.
Work/Life and Other Benefit Programs
Employees have access to a wide range of programs that can help them effectively manage the multiple responsibilities of their personal and professional life. These include a Paid Time-off Program, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Tuition Assistance Pro gram, Adoption Assistance Program, Fitness Reimbursement Program, Childcare/Eldercare Resource and Referral Services, Backup Childcare Program and Backup Childcare Reimbursement Program. In our Charlotte location we offer a tuition subsidy for full-time childcare for infants and pre-school age dependent children attending a near-site childcare center.

Updated August 9, 2005


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