Nominations for Annual TVARS Board Election Open Through July 6

The TVA Retirement System will accept nominations through Tuesday, July 6, for a three-year term as an elected member of the TVARS board of directors.  The term runs from Nov. 1, 2021, through Oct. 31, 2024. The TVARS board of directors consists of seven members:  three appointed by TVA, three elected by employees who are TVARS members, and one who is selected by the other six and must be a TVA retiree.  The TVARS board is responsible for the administration of the System and the 401(k) Plan. The board holds quarterly meetings and other special-called meetings, as necessary throughout the…
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Feel more confident about your finances

Join TVARS and Fidelity during America Saves Week for any or all of these educational web workshops, where you'll learn strategies and tips to help you manage your financial future with confidence. REGISTER NOW Identify and Prioritize Your Savings Goals If you want help saving for multiple goals: Get strategies and tips on prioritizing and funding your specific savings goals, like buying a new home or car, saving for a child’s college, and more.February 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM ET Manage Unexpected Events and Expenses With the current economic conditions, you may be evaluating how to make ends meet. This…
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Announcement of Candidates 2020

Employees will have an opportunity to vote for one of the candidates listed below to fill a three-year term on the TVARS Board.  The term will run from November 1, 2020, through October 31, 2023. Wesley M. Conkle - senior reactor operator, TVA Nuclear, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Samuel J. L. DeLay - senior program manager, Energy Use Technology, Operational Research & Support, Innovation & Research, Chattanooga Julia E. Koella – accounting policy & research specialist, Corporate Accounting, Financial Services, Knoxville Click on the names above to view detailed candidate information. Election-America, Inc., an independent election firm, will mail election…
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Nominations for Annual TVARS Board Election

The TVA Retirement System will accept nominations through Monday, July 6, for a three-year term as an elected member of the TVARS board of directors.  The term runs from Nov. 1, 2020, through Oct. 31, 2023.  Any employee who is a TVARS member is eligible to run for election. Download the Nominating Petition and Candidate Information Form. The TVARS board of directors consists of seven members:  three appointed by TVA, three elected by employees who are TVARS members, and one who is selected by the other six and must be a TVA retiree.  The TVARS board is responsible for the…
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Join Fidelity’s Navigating Market Volatility Webinar

With the market’s recent downturns, you may be concerned about the retirement savings you’ve worked so hard to build potentially being in jeopardy. Fidelity has created a new webinar to help you navigate the uncertainty and answer some of your most important financial questions. The Navigating Market Volatility webinar will answer questions such as: • Should I change how I’m invested to something less risky? • Should I move to cash right now? • How do I pull my money out of the market? • Why should I put more into my retirement savings plan? Three classes will be offered…
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Your Benefits: Get money saving tips during America Saves Week

The TVA Retirement System (TVARS) wants to ensure that employees are on track with their retirement goals, whether short-term or long-term.  Make the most of America Saves Week and consider increasing your contributions to your TVA 401(k) Plan. America Saves Week is an opportunity for everyday Americans to commit to saving successfully. TVARS encourages you to do a ‘gut-check’ on your finances and saving behaviors. The America Saves pledge is the framework that allows savers to set a goal, and make a plan to achieve better financial stability.  Get more tips During America Saves Week, get help reaching your most important…
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TVARS Update December 2019

Below is information of interest for employees and retirees from the latest TVARS board meeting held December 5, 2019, in Knoxville.  Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2020 For 2020, the COLA for eligible retirees and beneficiaries will be 1.54%.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…
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Candidates Announced for Annual TVARS Board Election

Employees will have an opportunity from September 9 through September 25 to vote for a candidate to fill a three-year term on the TVARS Board. The term will run from November 1, 2019, to October 31, 2022. The candidates are James W. Hovious and Julia E. Koella. For complete candidate information and election details, read more.
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Going Green with your Direct Deposit Statements

Beginning February 2020, TVARS will change the frequency of direct deposit statement mailings. Retirees and beneficiaries will receive a direct deposit statement via mail each January and then each month their deposit amount changes for any reason. This will help TVARS continue to administer the System efficiently and reduce waste. We encourage retirees and beneficiaries to register to view their information online at bnym.accessmyretirement.com. Read more.
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TVARS Announces Lower Fees for 401(k) Plan

The TVA Retirement System (TVARS) is pleased to announce several changes in the TVA Savings and Deferral Retirement Plan (401(k) Plan) that will help save you more money for retirement: a reduction in the Administrative Fee for the 401(k) Plan and lower expense ratios for the Target Retirement Portfolios and the Equity Index Fund in the 401(k) Plan's investment lineup. Read more.
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