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Welcome to the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus. A Top Ten Medical School, our departments, centers and institutes work with the University of Colorado Hospital, The Children's Hospital and Barbara Davis Center.

Graduate Medical Education

Tax Deferred Savings Plan

for CU GME Residents

Please contact Employee Services 303-860-4200 with all questions regarding
 403(b) or 457 Plans.

As a CU GME Resident, you may choose to participate in two tax-deferred savings plans, a 403(b) and/or a 457 Plan.

Some considerations: 

      • Reduce current taxable income by the amount of your contributions.
      • Accumulate money for retirement.
      • Pay no income taxes on contributions made or interest earned until money is withdrawn from the investment plan.
      • Begin participation or change contributions anytime throughout the year (no mandatory open enrollment period).
      • Directing your retirement plan contributions is a decision that involves your personal financial goals and current situation. GME personnel are not permitted to advise you.  You may want to contact a tax or investment advisor with questions.

About your 2015 contributions:

      • Contributions to any combination of 403(b) or 401 plans, including those at different employers, cannot exceed a total of $18,000, or 100% of your total eligible income, whichever is less. 401 plans are not available to GME Residents through UCDenver.
      • Contributions to a 457 Plan allow a separate, additional contribution of up to $18,000.
      • No “employer” match is available to the Resident on these tax deferred savings options.


    University of Colorado 403(b) Tax-Deferred Savings Plan:

     To review available 403(b) fund information and access enrollment forms:

      • From Employee Services website, select the "Forms" tab, then select "RETIREMENT PENSION/SAVINGS PLANS. (Residents are not eligible for 401 plans or PERA Retirement Plan.) You will find the list of 403(b) funds from which you can select and contact information for those funds. Select the fund sponsor application from the list that is posted in this section of the Employee Services website.  
      • When enrolling in a 403(b) plan, you must complete a fund sponsor application for each vendor you are participating with and attach it to your completed 403(b) Salary Reduction Agreement form, located in the same list of 403(b) forms.
      • Submit completed 403b Salary Reduction Agreement and fund sponsor application to:
        Employee Services
        1800 Grant Street, Suite 400
        Denver, Colorado 80203
      • All paperwork must be submitted by the 10th of the month in order to begin or make changes to an end of month contribution.

457 Plan:
Call 800-759-7372 or visit the Colorado PERA website, for all information regarding this plan.

Note: This is not an Employee Services document. The University reserves the right to change all or any part of this benefit at any time. If there are any discrepancies between this document ​and Employee Services policies and procedures, the relevant plan documents, Employee Services policies and procedures, and any applicable federal and state laws will govern. You are responsible for staying within the guidelines of these plans as defined by the IRS.

Updated February 2015