Retirement Benefits

Gordon College Retirement Plan
Gordon provides a pre-tax 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan through TIAA for permanent employees at or over age 25 and scheduled to work at least 20 hours a week.

TIAA RA Enrollment Form
Gordon College Salary Reduction Agreement
Gordon College Salary Reduction Agreement for Excess (for those in plan before 2006)

Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity
A Group Supplemental Annuity Plan (GSRA) offers opportunities for further tax-deferred investment through TIAA. Contributions to the GSRA are made entirely by the employee.

TIAA GSRA Enrollment Form
Gordon College Agreement for Salary Reduction for GSRA

To contact the TIAA customer service center, call 1.800.842.2776.

Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions
The Emeriti Program provides unique benefits for employees who retire from Gordon College. Its innovative design features:

  • Emeriti Health Accounts–A tax-advantaged way to invest and accumulate assets to help meet medical expenses in retirement, with investment choices and administrative services provided by Fidelity Investments.
  • Emeriti Health Insurance Options–A specially designed health insurance program for retirees and their dependents that compliments Medicare, underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company.
  • Emeriti Reimbursement Benefit–An innovative, tax-free way to pay for other qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Gordon College makes monthly contributions to the Emeriti Health Account for all full time employees over the age of 39 which will be available to employees who retire from Gordon. Fulltime faculty and staff may also contribute to the Emeriti program on a voluntary basis.

Emeriti Retiree Health Plan Highlights
Emeriti Payroll Deduction Authorization

To contact the Emeriti customer service center, call 1.866.EMERITI (1.866.363.7484) or go online to their website at

Retirement Planning
Employees approaching retirement have many things to consider, from Social Security to healthcare. Human Resources has prepared a fact sheet to help answer some of these questions, So You're Thinking of Retiring!

For employees considering early or phased retirement, Gordon offers a generous health insurance arrangement to bridge the gap between full time employment and Medicare eligibility.
Early Retiree Health and Dental Benefits.

Investment education is especially important as retirement nears. TIAA-CREF offers individual counseling over the phone, in their Boston office, or on occasional campus visits. Contact Human Resources for the next scheduled campus appointments.