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403(b) Universal Availability Notice

West Virginia University Research Corporation (the "Employer") provides you with the opportunity to save for your retirement by sponsoring the West Virginia University Research Corporation 403 (b) DC Plan (the "Plan"). WVURC would like you to know more about your opportunity to participate and contribute to the Plan. Whether you want to enroll in the Plan or are already enrolled but wish to change the amount of your deferral, you can accomplish your goal by filling out a 403(b) Salary Reduction Agreement.


Generally, all common law employees of Research Corp. who receive compensation reportable on a Form W-2 are eligible to participate in the Plan. Former employees, independent contractors and student teachers are not eligible to participate in the Plan.


An employee can elect to defer a portion of their compensation to the Plan on a pre-tax basis. Employee contributions to the Plan can be allocated among the investment options offered by TIAA under the Plan. Employees are 100% vested in their accounts under the Plan at all times.

To Enroll or Change Elections with TIAA

If you are full-time and would like to make a change to your retirement contribution, or are part-time and would like to enroll, follow the below instructions:

  1. Log in to UKG ( with your WVU credentials.
  2. Click on the ‘Myself’ tab on the upper left side of your screen.
  3. Scroll down and click on the ‘Life Events’ tab.
  4. Click on ‘I want to change my 403b contribution’.
  5. Complete the Salary Reduction Agreement emailed to you from
  6. Create an account with TIAA. Login and designate your beneficiary(ies); this may be changed at any time. Please note, your beneficiary(ies) listed in UGK is for life insurance, not retirement. You must make your retirement beneficiary(ies) designation(s) directly on the TIAA website.
Part-time employees may enroll or adjust contribution amounts at any time. Full-time employees may make adjustments to their contributions (aside from the mandatory 3%) at any time.

More Information

Contact RC Benefits Strategy at or 304-293-4616 with questions or for help enrolling in the Plan and adjusting your contribution amount(s).