The Harvard University Retirees Association (HURA) holds a number of yearly gatherings and outings for retirees, from museum tours to musical performances to sporting events, and publishes a periodic newsletter with topics of interest to retirees.
Harvard University retiree benefits
- Retiree medical and/or dental plans are available to eligible retirees and their eligible spouses/domestic partners and dependents.
- Harvard’s Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP) offers eligible retirees the opportunity to enroll in Harvard University courses at substantially reduced tuition rates. Some Harvard degree and certificate programs are TAP-eligible.
Important Upcoming Changes to Retirement Investment Options and Administration
This April, Harvard is making some changes to the investment options and management available through the retirement programs, including TDA and 457(b) savings. Among the changes:
- A new simplified investment lineup that will include a number of the currently available mutual funds and annuities provided by Vanguard and TIAA, including the current default investment Vanguard Target Retirement funds, along with a new option of a TIPS fund from Schwab.
- Harvard is moving to a single platform that will be managed by TIAA for retirement account administration and recordkeeping with one website where employees can view and elect investments and make changes. Participants will receive a consolidated quarterly statement showing all Harvard retirement plan investments and account activity.
You do not need to take any action at this time. Learn more.