TVARS announces 2022 information on COLA, Interest Crediting Rates, Contribution Limits

TVARS has announced the following 2022 information of interest to employees and retirees. Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2022 For 2022, the COLA for eligible retirees and beneficiaries will be 3.5%. The TVARS Rules and Regulations provide that eligible retirement benefits (pension and supplemental benefits) will receive a COLA based on an inflation measure, which is the Consumer Price Index – All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) – an index maintained by the U.S. Labor Department that measures the price changes in a broad group of various goods and services purchased by consumers. Under the TVARS Rules, the COLA is calculated as the…
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TVARS Board Election Results

The TVA Retirement System (TVARS) recently accepted nominations for a three-year term as an elected member of the TVARS board of directors. At the close of the nomination period, the only nomination received was for Michael L. Belcher, who currently serves as an elected director on the board. The TVARS rules and regulations state in the event only one person is nominated for the director position to be filled, the board may declare such nominee elected without the necessity of formal balloting by the membership. Accordingly, the board has approved a resolution declaring Mr. Belcher re-elected as a director of…
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TVA Retirement System Board Approves TVARS Rules Amendment

In June 2021, the TVA Retirement System (TVARS) board approved amendments to Section 7C(3)(b) and Section 17 to the Actuarial Assumptions in the Appendix of the TVARS Rules and Regulations regarding the floor and ceiling in the calculation of the interest crediting rate for Cash Balance accounts of participants hired on or after January 1, 1996, and for Fixed Fund accounts. Please see the Notice of Amendment.
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