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Provider Options

Use the chart below to compare each ORPHE provider’s available services and plan features.

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Record Keeper MissionSquare Retirement (formerly ICMA-RC) TIAA
Services DCP offers an economically priced fee structure with diversified investments to help public sector employees build retirement security. Investments are organized into three pathways, making it easier to implement your strategy. Count on the support of a local team of DCP Retirement Specialists focused on helping you meet your goals. Manage your account 24/7 with a suite of online and mobile-friendly tools and resources. TIAA is here to help you achieve a lifetime of financial well-being. TIAA ranks #1 in assets among all financial firms serving higher education. As a full service financial organization, TIAA has local, dedicated financial consultants in Virginia to help you reach your short and long-term goals. TIAA annuities are managed at cost – we do not make a profit.
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Plan Administrative Fees

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$30.50 flat fee annually

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$28.00 flat fee annually

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Range of fees
(All provider fees subject to change.)

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0.01% - 0.59% annualized 0.01% - 0.77% annualized

Some funds may include investment and administrative expenses.
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Number of Investments Available

Target date fund series are treated as one option
11 11
Default Investment Option Target Date Funds Target Date Funds
Self-Directed Brokerage Account Yes Yes
Annuities Available as a Plan Distribution Option Yes Yes
Dedicated Plan Representatives

Investment advice is not an authorized service for the ORPHE plan.
Yes Yes

NoteIf you are a new faculty member at The College of William and Mary, including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science; George Mason University; University of Virginia; Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech, these institutions have opted out of the VRS-administered optional retirement plan (ORP) and offer an employer-administered ORP plan. Faculty members at these institutions do not have access to the compare and select plan features in myVRS nor the provider options and services indicated on this website.

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