June 1, 2023

Last Day to Participate in Optional Retirement Plan, Oct. 30

To All Commonwealth of Virginia Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education Participants:

This is a reminder that October is Open Enrollment month for participants of the Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education (ORPHE) and tomorrow is your last day to make the request.

The two available ORPHE providers are Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF.  ORPHE participants may review notice to participants at http://www.varetire.org/pdf/publications/OrpheEnrollNot.pdf  ORPHE participants may switch from one provider to the other for contributions to be effective Jan. 10, 2016.

Participants may find the provider change form at http://www.varetire.org/pdf/publications/OrpheProChngForm.pdf and ORPHE Handbook at http://www.varetire.org/pdf/publications/orphe-handbook.pdf

If you elect to change providers, you will need to complete the provider change form and forward it to Office of Human Resources on or before close of business, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.

You may contact the TIAA-CREF Plan Center at 1-800-842-2776 and Fidelity Plan Service Center at 1-800-343-0860.