What is an IRA rollover?

An IRA rollover is created by transferring funds from existing retirement accounts — for example, any 401(k)s you may have with previous employers — into a new, consolidated IRA. We can work with you to help you understand your investment options, including whether a rollover is right for you.

You can roll multiple retirement accounts, both employer plans and other IRAs, into a single Traditional or Roth IRA.

What are the benefits of an IRA rollover?

Before moving assets, be sure to consider all of your options. Generally, you have four options:

There are benefits to leaving money within your workplace plan, as well as rolling over your assets to an IRA or a new employer’s plan.  You also need to consider differences in investment options, services, fees and expenses, withdrawal options, required minimum distributions, other plan features, and tax treatment. Speak with a TIAA-CREF Consultant and your tax advisor. Learn More at: https://www.tiaa-cref.org/public/advice-guidance/retirement/nearing-retirement/making-a-change-with-retirement-funds .

Consolidating multiple retirement accounts into a single account with one company has its advantages:

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A clearer picture of your retirement savings
With multiple accounts managed by multiple companies, it's hard to see where you stand. Consolidating accounts can give you a clearer picture of investments, so you can help ensure asset diversity and help reduce risk.1

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A single source of income to manage at retirement
Managing accounts — and distributions at retirement — is a lot easier with one statement and one source of income.

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Potentially reduced expense
The fewer accounts you maintain, the fewer fees you potentially pay for each account. Based on Morningstar data, the expense ratio on all mutual fund products and variable annuity accounts managed by TIAA-CREF is generally less than half the mutual fund industry average.*

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