Tax-deferred Annuity (TDA) / 403(b) changes for calendar year 2024


In order to implement process improvements and to comply with recent SECURE Act 2.0 changes, the University of Alaska Human Resources (UA HR) is updating the Tax-deferred Annuity (TDA) vendor list.

As of January 1, 2024, UA will no longer support TDA payroll deductions to the following vendors:

  1. AXA Equitable
  2. Horace Mann
  3. Invesco (formerly Oppenheimer)
  4. PFS Investments
  5. Templeton
  6. T. Rowe Price
  7. Fiduciary Trust Company (formerly Waddell & Reed and Ivy Investments)

UA HR will maintain TDAs with TIAA, Fidelity, Lincoln, and Corebridge (formerly VALIC/AIG). UA HR will also temporarily maintain TDAs with American Funds, Vanguard, and VOYA (Northern Life/ING). Due to low participation in American Funds, Vanguard, and VOYA (Northern Life/ING), these vendors will be reviewed again in the new calendar year.  

Why are we changing?

  • Low Participation
    Each of the seven (7) vendors has historically low participation. Over the last 5 years, all seven (7) of these vendors maintained only 20 employee accounts or less.
  • Process Improvement
    This change allows UA HR to increase efficiency and provide cost savings by reducing the number of vendors in which UA HR prepares, sends, and reconciles biweekly payments.

How does this affect me?

    • Universal Availability
      All UA employees - including temporary and student employees - are eligible to participate in a TDA. Specific communications have (and will continue to be) sent to UA employees who are contributing to a TDA vendor that is no longer being supported.

  • Employees who currently participate in a TDA with one of the affected vendors
    If you are currently participating in a TDA with one of the vendors, your Salary Reduction Agreement will automatically be stopped on December 16th, 2023. This will be paid out to the vendor on your December 29, 2023 paycheck - the final paycheck of 2023. No further payroll deductions will be taken and sent to the vendor. Direct communication will be sent to these employees with next steps.

  • Employees who are not affected
    If you currently have an open TDA with TIAA, Fidelity, Lincoln, Corebridge (formerly VALIC/AIG), American Funds, Vanguard, or VOYA (Northern Life/ING), you do not need to take any action at this time. You may update your current biweekly deduction amount and/or yearly goal amount at any time.
  • Questions
    Please reach out to us at (907) 450-8242, email us at, or set up an appointment.

Emailed via benefits newsletter on 11/28/23, 12/5/23, 12/12/23. Individual emails sent to affected employees on 11/1/23, 12/12/23.
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