Retirement Plans and Benefits
Health benefits can be found here.
Basic Retirement Plan: 401(a)
The University of Nebraska provides a retirement plan for the purpose of accumulating lifetime retirement income through participation in the Basic Retirement Plan. Both employees and the university contribute to the Basic Retirement Plan based on a percentage of their salary. Employees may choose between two levels of participation.
Supplemental Retirement Plan: 403(b)
Employees may participate in the Supplemental Retirement Plan, which establishes individual annuity and/or custodial accounts to supplement Basic Retirement Plan contributions. Participation is voluntary and 100% employee-funded.
Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan: 457(b)
Employees are eligible to participate in the 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. Participation is voluntary and 100% employee-funded.
How to Plan Your Retirement Investment
When planning your retirement investment, it's important to know the differences between plans. The first step is meeting with a retirement advisor to put together a comprehensive plan.
Information on Vanguard Investments
Click on the link above for additional information on the Vanguard investment options available with the University of Nebraska Retirement plans.
For Retiring or Retired Employees
Overview of Retirement Benefits
NU provides medical, dental, life, dependent life and long-term care insurance, as well as a tuition scholarship program for retirees and their dependents. An overview of eligibility, social security benefits and Medicare Insurance can also be found at the link above.
Step-by-Step for Retiring Employees
Planning for retirement? Our step-by-step guide outlines the resources available to you and the steps you need to take to utilize the University's retirement benefits.
University of Nebraska at KearneyHuman Resources 1200 Warner Hall Kearney, NE 68849
Benefits Manager: Renee Mitchell
University of Nebraska–LincolnInsured Benefits & Retirement 32 Canfield Administration Lincoln, NE 68588-0409
Benefits Manager: Chris Tran
University of Nebraska Medical CenterBenefits & Insurance 985470 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-5470
Benefits Manager: Amanda Rasco
University of Nebraska at OmahaBenefits Office 205 Eppley Administration Omaha, NE 68182
Benefits Manager: Stacey Williams
University of Nebraska Central AdministrationBenefits Office 217 Varner Hall Lincoln, NE 68583-0742
Assistant Director for Benefits: Brian Schlichting
2022 Retirement Plan EnhancementsFeb 21, 2022
Recommended changes to the university's retirement program will create alignment with best practices being adopted by universities across the country.
March 2021 Benefits NewsletterMar 26, 2021
The March 2021 NUFlex Benefits Newsletter is now available—click above to view or download.
2021 Maximum Retirement Plan Deferral LimitsDec 09, 2020
There’s no better time to put away more dollars into the University of Nebraska's 403(b) Plan and 457(b) Plan.
Fidelity Calculators and Tools
Plan for the retirement you want. Determine how much income you'll need when you retire, then craft your plan around it.
Still Have Questions?
Campus-specific benefits contacts are listed at the bottom of this page.