Human Resources

Retirement and Disability Benefits

The following are retirement and disability benefits available to National University employees. Coverage is offered to employees considered a National University Health Sciences full-time employee working 35+ hours per week.

Retirement Plan

National University particpates in a retirement plan through Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF).

This money purchase plan requires a pre-tax contribution by participating employees. 

Participant contribution is 4% and the university contribution is 3%.

  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Summary Plan Description
  • Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan Summary Plan Description

For more information, please view TIAA's guide to NUHS Retirement Benefits.

Long Term Disability

Long term disability insurance provides for continuance of 60% of one's income after a 90-day period of disability under the Illness Policy. This policy also provides for a monthly annuity premium to be paid to the employee's retirement plan while they are on long term disability. This benefit is provided by the university at no cost.

Life Insurance

Effective immediately, a death benefit is provided equal to the employee's annual salary.