CARES Act Coronavirus-Related Loan Provisions

CARES Act Coronavirus-Related Loan Provisions

The following information was created on April 9, 2020 during a time of rapid changes. Please join us across the miles, in taking several moments to invite a calm approach to the information newly emerging.

Utilizing relief provisions gives our participants flexibility as they face tough financial decisions during this crisis.

Those without an urgent need to take a loan from their retirement plan savings are encouraged to maintain focus on their long-term saving goals and strategies.

If you have existing retirement plan loan payments

  • You may be able to defer payments for one year and extend the term of your loan by one year.
  • Interest will continue to accrue, and the loan will be reamortized.
  • Delaying repayment increases the total amount to be repaid.
  • Repayment deferral is not automatic, it must be requested by contacting TIAA.

Retirement plan loan limits were increased

  • For loans made before the end of a period of 180 days after March 27, 2020, the maximum retirement plan loan limits were increased from $50,000 or 50% of vested account balances to $100,000 or 100% of the vested account balance.
  • The UU Organizations Retirement Plan’s loan policy limits the number of loans allowed; a maximum of 2 plan loans is permitted.

  • Note: Any loan in default is treated as a taxable distribution from the Plan.

    Visit to log in to your account or call TIAA, at 800-842-2829, if you have questions related to applying for a loan, associated loan fees, or the possibility of deferring repayments to on an existing retirement plan loan and how doing so will increase the total amount you repay.