We promise to help you keep your retirement savings on course


Every day we make promises big and small to the people we love — from the simple promise to pick up milk on the way home from work, to the sweeping promise to grow old and retire with someone.

At TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company (TIAA-CREF Life) we understand just how important your promises are to you and your loved ones. Especially the promises you’ve made to protect and preserve your family’s financial future.

We promise to help you prepare for a successful retirement


Because your plans and dreams for your retirement are so important to you, we maintain a portfolio of after-tax annuity products that may help you grow your retirement savings, with options to receive income over your lifetime. We also promise to make one-on-one guidance available to help you make those plans and dreams a reality. At TIAA-CREF Life we’re committed to your financial success and helping you prepare for a successful retirement.

Annuities are designed for retirement and other long term goals and there are inherent risks associated with investing in securities, including the loss of principal. If you make a withdrawal prior to age 59 ½, you may be subject to an additional 10% penalty on earnings, in addition to ordinary income tax.


  • You can begin investing in our after-tax annuities with as little as $2,500.
  • Our annuity expenses are among the lowest in the industry1, which puts more of your money to work toward helping you achieve your retirement goals.
  • We are ranked among the top three life insurance companies for customer satisfaction2
  • TIAA-CREF was recognized as the 5th-most-admired company worldwide in life insurance according to FORTUNE® Magazine3 .
  • We provide personalized guidance with no pressure to purchase. Our guidance simply helps you make the right choice when you’re ready.

Want to learn more?


Ready to help get your retirement savings on track? Call us at 855 200-1708 or complete the short form to the right and you’ll be one step closer to helping protect your retirement promises.

We promise to call you within 24 hours, at the time you request, from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (ET).

Promises with TIAA-CREF

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