NEA Retirement Program

Self-Guided Retirement Planning

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overview

Accessible, affordable retirement savings for educators

Planning for a comfortable future is easier than ever. Our self-guided plan was created for educators’ unique retirement needs and challenges.

  • 403(b) Tax-Deferred Retirement Accounts
  • Low overall cost profile so you keep more of your money
  • Minimum account set-up of $50 per pay period
  • Vanguard index funds allow you to diversify your portfolio while minimizing costs*
  • Offered in partnership with Security Benefit, a leading retirement provider for educators

* Diversification does not assure a profit or insure against financial loss.

get started

A little bit of money saved now can make a big difference later, here’s how:

  1. Visit our partner Security Benefit and complete their Guided Online Enrollment.

  2. Questions? Call Security Benefit at 1-888-988-7910.

  3. Current participants, you can always access your account by logging in to your account or calling 1-888-988-7910.

why it matters

State Pensions and Social Security may not be enough

Traditional retirement income sources for educators—such as state pensions and social security—will typically not provide full income replacement. The NEA Retirement Program is designed to help educators supplement these income sources so you can achieve the retirement you deserve. Learn more about why you need supplemental retirement savings:

Five-Minute Retirement Checkup

 

Where are you now, and where do you need to be? Take five minutes to answer a few questions and you’ll get a retirement savings snapshot.

 

Retirement Income Calculator

 Get personalized projections of your specific state pension and other financial accounts.

You deserve a secure financial future… let us help you create it!


Whether you are just starting your career, already retired or somewhere in-between, the NEA Retirement Program offers educational resources and investment products to help you manage your retirement planning and income needs.

For more information or to manage your account:

Download the most recent NEA Retirement Program Monitor Reports:

Download the most recent NEA Member Benefits Form ADV:

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Security Benefit helps educators secure their retirement.

We’ve partnered with Security Benefit because they are a recognized leader in the U.S. retirement market.


The Security Benefit Charitable Trust, established more than 35 years ago, pledges millions of dollars each year to improve the community, including providing support to education programs. Security Benefit has also been a corporate sponsor of The NEA Foundation’s Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala.


Learn more about how we select our partners 

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You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the mutual funds carefully before investing. You may obtain prospectuses or summary prospectuses (if available) that contain this and other information about the mutual funds by calling our Service Center at 1-800-632-8258. You should read the prospectuses or summary prospectuses (if available) carefully before investing. Investing in mutual funds involves a risk and there is no guarantee of investment results.

The NEA Retirement Program (“NEA Program”) provides investment products for retirement plans sponsored by school districts and other employers of NEA members and individual retirement accounts established by NEA members. Security Distributors and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “Security Benefit”) make these products available to plans and accounts pursuant to an agreement with NEA’s wholly owned subsidiary, NEA Member Benefits (“MB”), which markets the NEA Program. Security Benefit has the exclusive right to offer the products directly or through other authorized broker/dealers, and MB in marketing the NEA Program generally may not enter into arrangements with other providers of similar investment programs or otherwise promote to NEA members or their employees any investment products that compete with the NEA Program products. Security Benefit pays an annual fee to MB under the agreement. You may wish to take into account this agreement and arrangement when considering and evaluating any communications relating to NEA Retirement products. NEA and MB are not affiliated with Security Benefit. Neither NEA nor MB is a registered broker-dealer. All securities brokerage services are performed exclusively by your sales representative’s broker-dealer and not by NEA or MB.