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Tax Sheltered Annuity

The Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Program is a supplemental retirement savings program authorized under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. All Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) employees are eligible to participate. Eligible employees can enroll at any time.

Through the TSA program you can contribute a portion of your salary for retirement on a pre-tax basis. Participation in the TSA program is voluntary. You make the entire contribution; there is no employer match.

Please refer to the list of PASSHE TSA vendors effective January 1, 2009, to choose a vendor and its investment choices which may be appropriate for you. Please note PASSHE's deferral of an employee's salary to the TSA program is not an endorsement of the investments offered by the vendor.

To enroll in the program, select a vendor from the PASSHE list and enroll with the vendor setting up an account. Once your account is active, complete the PASSHE Tax Sheltered Annuity Salary Reduction Agreement and submit to your University Human Resources office. You will be required to show a copy of your account confirmation to make sure you have signed up with the TSA vendor first.