403(b) Match: Don’t Forget to Update Your Election

Are you a faculty member approaching your first anniversary, or a staff member approaching your second anniversary? You may wish to take a moment to review your current 403(b) contribution percentage, and submit a new Salary Reduction Agreement to take advantage of the university match if you are not already doing so.

As a reminder, the university’s match is as follows:

  • Five percent of the employee’s base compensation with no employee contribution
  • Additional matching from Illinois Tech up to a maximum of nine percent with a four percent contribution

Faculty and staff may contribute to the 403(b) plan on an unmatched basis prior to being match eligible. However, please note that the employer match is not automatic. You must complete a Salary Reduction Agreement for the match to begin. If you have an unmatched contribution, you must complete a new Salary Reduction Agreement when you become eligible for the match.