Retirement Income Plan

Baylor University Retirement Income Plan - 403(b)

Baylor University provides a defined contribution retirement income plan and a voluntary tax deferred annuity program for faculty and staff. The Baylor University Retirement Income Plan (BURIP) is a "church plan" as defined by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974. The BURIP is subject to the requirements of Internal Revenue Code section 403(b)(9). The defined contribution plan is not a matching plan. University contributions will be tax deferred, and participants may voluntarily elect to contribute to the Plan on either a tax deferred and/or Roth basis.

Eligibility Requirements

Full-time faculty and staff members who are at least 21 years of age, and have completed one year of service with an accredited college or university will be eligible to enroll into the Plan. Part-time faculty and staff members who are at least 21 years of age, and who have either worked the equivalent of 1,000 hours during their first year of employment with the university, or who have worked the equivalent of 1,000 hours during a subsequent calendar year will be eligible to enroll into the Plan.

New Faculty and Staff Members

If you are at least 21 years of age, and have completed one year of service with an accredited college or university, you will be immediately eligible to enroll into the Plan. If you satisfy the age requirement, but have not satisfied the service requirement, then you will need to complete the Prior University Work Experience Form to receive partial credit towards the one year of service requirement.

Baylor University Salary Deferral Plan - 457(b)

Baylor University provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to defer (postpone) receiving and paying income taxes on compensation. The 457(b) Salary Deferral Plan is designed to permit any participant who has maximized their 403(b) elective deferrals with an additional opportunity to save for retirement. Since 457(b) salary deferrals and earnings are assets of the employer, and held in trust until distribution, participants are able to avoid paying federal income tax on these assets until they are distributed from the Plan. GuideStone Financial Resources, SBC is the 457(b) Salary Deferral Plan vendor. Participants are able to invest their salary deferrals in any of the fund choices that are provided to the Baylor University 457(b) Salary Deferral Plan; by GuideStone Financial Resources, SBC.

BURIP Vendors-403(b) Forms
Vendor Designation
GuideStone Financial Resources,SBC Salary Reduction Agreement
GuideStone Outgoing Exchange or Transfer Rollovers, Transfers, Distributions, Etc
Other GuideStone 403(b) Forms
To request a plan loan from Guidestone, Helpful Links
please call 888.984.8433. BURIP Orientation Sessions
BURIP Policy
The Vanguard Group Baylor Retirement Benefits
Vanguard Asset Transfer Form Maximum Contribution Limits for 2014
Vanguard Distribution Request Form Part-Time Employee Notification
Vanguard In-Service Withdrawal Form Social Security Benefits
Other Vanguard 403(b) Forms
Baylor Salary Deferral Plan- 457(b)
TIAA-CREF GuideStone
To request a Plan loan from TIAA-CREF,
please call 800.842.2776.
To request other 403(b) forms from TIAA-CREF,
please call 800.842.2776.