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Administrators of the Tulane University Educational Fund

Plan Rating

Tulane University Faculty and Administrative 403(b) Retirement Plan


Plan Information

  • Plan Year07/01/2018 — 06/30/2019
  • Date of Plan05/10/1920
  • Net Assets as of 06/30/2019 $587,290,720
  • Plan Number1
  • Plan Type Single Employer
  • Is the plan collectively bargained? No
  • Did the plan file for an extension of time or the DFVC Program?Yes
  • Plan Funding ArrangementInsurance Trust
  • Plan Benefit ArrangementInsurance Trust

Participant Information as of 06/30/2019

  • Active (Eligible) Participants3,699
  • Retired or separated participants receiving benefits0
  • Other retired or separated participants entitled to future benefits1,161
  • Subtotal4,860
  • Deceased participants whose beneficiaries are receiving or are entitled to receive benefits76
  • Total4,936
  • Total number of participants as of 07/01/20184,668
  • Number of participants with account balances3,618
  • Number of participants that terminated employment during the plan year with accrued benefits that were less than 100% vested0


  • Total Benefit Payments$0
  • Corrective Distributions$0
  • Administrative Service Providers$0
  • Other Expenses$0
  • Total Expenses$0
  • Total Transfers$0

Sponsor Information

  • Address1555 Poydras St., Suite 964
  • CityNew Orleans
  • StateLA
  • Zip70112-3773
  • Telephone(504) 865-5280
  • EIN72-0423889
  • Industry Code611000

Plan Administrator Information

  • Administrator NameVice President for Human Resources
  • Address1555 Poydras St., Suite 964
  • CityNew Orleans
  • StateLA
  • Zip70112-3773
  • Telephone(504) 247-1758
  • Administrator EIN72-0423889

Audit Information

  • Audit StatusAudited
  • AuditorCarr Riggs & Ingram LLC
  • Auditor EIN72-1396621
  • Audit Opinion Disclaimer
  • Audit TypeLimited Scope Audit

Benefits Provided Under the Plan

Code Benefit Description
2L Code section 403(b)(1) arrangement A 403(b) plan, also known as a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plan, is a retirement plan for certain employees of public schools, employees of certain tax-exempt organizations, and certain ministers.
2M Code section 403(b)(7) accounts A 403(b)(7) plan is a tax-deferred retirement plan often available to employees of public schools or non-profit organizations.

Questions and Answers

Question Answer Amount
During the plan year did the employer fail to transmit to the plan any participant contributions within the time period described in 29 CFT 2510.3-102? No
Were any loans by the plan or fixed income obligations due the plan in default as of the close of plan year or classified during the year as uncollectible? Disregard participant loans secured by participant's account balance. No
Were any leases to which the plan was a party in default or classified during the year as uncollectible? No
Were there any nonexempt transactions with any party-in-interest? No
Was this plan covered by a fidelity bond? Yes $500,000
Did the plan have a loss, whether or not reimbursed by the plan's fidelity bond, that was caused by fraud or dishonesty? No
Did the plan hold any assets whose current value was neither readily determinable on an established market nor set by an independent third party appraiser? No
Did the plan receive any noncash contributions whose value was neither readily determinable on an established market nor set by an independent third party appraiser? No
Did the plan have assets held for investment? Yes
Were any plan transactions or series of transactions in excess of 5% of the current value of plan assets? No
Were all the plan assets either distributed to participants or beneficiaries, transferred to another plan, or brought under the control of the PBGC? No
Has the plan failed to provide any benefit when due under the plan? No
If this is an individual account plan, was there a blackout period? No
If there was a blackout period, have you either provided the required notice or one of the exceptions to providing the notice applied under 29 CFR 2520.101-3? No


Income and Expense Statement

Income $48,025,739
Contributions $17,289,894
Cash Contributions $17,289,894
Cash from Employers $14,547,010
Cash from Participants $2,742,884
Others (including rollovers) $0
Noncash Contributions $0
Total Earnings on Investments $30,269,305
Total Interest $6,902,437
Interest-Bearing Cash $6,902,437
U.S. Government Securities $0
Corporate Debt Instruments $0
Loans (other than to participants) $0
Participant Loans $0
Interest from Other Investments $0
Total Dividends $5,878,379
Preferred Stock $0
Common Stock $0
Rents $0
Net gain (loss) on sale of assets $0
Aggregate Proceeds $0
Aggregate Carrying Amount $0
Total Unrealized Appreciation (depreciation) of assets $16,878,017
Real Estate $0
Other $16,878,017
Net investment gain (loss) from common/collective trusts $0
Net investment gain (loss) from pooled separate accounts $610,472
Net investment gain (loss) from master trust investment accounts $0
Net investment gain (loss) from 103-12 investment entities $0
Net investment gain (loss) from registered investment companies $0
Other Income $466,540
Expenses $36,674,002
Total Benefit Payments $36,661,522
Directly to participants or beneficiaries, including direct rollovers $31,862,132
To insurance carriers for the provision of benefits $4,799,390
Other Benefit Payment Fees $0
Corrective Distributions $0
Certain deemed distributions of participant loans $0
Interest expense $0
Total Administrative Expenses $12,480
Professional Fees $0
Contract Administrator Fees $0
Investment Advisory and management fees $0
Other Administrative Fees $12,480
Net Income $11,351,737
Transfers of Assets to this Plan $0
Transfers of Assets from this Plan $0

Asset and Liability Statement

06/30/2019 06/30/2018 Change YOY
Total Assets $587,290,720 $575,938,667 1.97%
Total noninterest-bearing cash $0 $0 0.0%
Receivables $1,317,641 $1,310,380 0.55%
Employer Contributions $1,107,994 $1,282,555 -13.61%
Participant Contributions $209,647 $27,825 653.45%
Other Contributions $0 $0 0.0%
General Investments $5,354,472 $5,879,283 -8.93%
Interest-bearing cash $5,354,472 $5,879,283 -8.93%
U.S. Government Securities $0 $0 0.0%
Corporate Debt Instruments $0 $0 0.0%
Preferred $0 $0 0.0%
All Other $0 $0 0.0%
Corporate Stocks $0 $0 0.0%
Preferred $0 $0 0.0%
Common $0 $0 0.0%
Partnership/joint venture interests $0 $0 0.0%
Real estate (other than employer real property) $0 $0 0.0%
Loans (other than to participants) $0 $0 0.0%
Participants Loans $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in common/collective trusts $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in pooled separate accounts $12,229,067 $11,762,252 3.97%
Value of interest in master trust investment accounts $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in 103-12 investment entities $0 $0 0.0%
Value of interest in registered investment companies $406,652,310 $392,073,807 3.72%
Value of funds held in insurance co. general account $161,737,230 $164,912,945 -1.93%
Other Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Employer-related Investments $0 $0 0.0%
Employer Securities $0 $0 0.0%
Employer Real Property $0 $0 0.0%
Buildings and other property used in plan operation $0 $0 0.0%
Total Liabilities $0 $0 0.0%
Benefit Claims Payable (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Operating Payables (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Acquisition Indebtedness (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Other liabilities (1) $0 $0 0.0%
Net Assets $587,290,720 $575,938,667 1.97%

Service Providers

Persons Receiving Only Eligible Indirect Compensation

  • TIAA
  • Fidelity Investments

Other Service Providers Receiving Direct or Indirect Compensation

Name Nature of Service Relationship to Plan Sponsor Direct Compensation Paid by Plan Indirect Compensation Paid by Plan Total Compensation
Fidelity Investments Recordkeeping fees, Account maintenance fees, Securities brokerage commissions and fees Recordkeeper $113,681 $0 $113,681
TIAA Recordkeeping fees Recordkeeper $10,490 $0 $10,490
Total $124,171 $0 $124,171

Indirect Compensation

There are no service providers with indirect compensation listed for this plan.

Service Providers Who Fail or Refuse to Provide Information

There are no service providers who failed or refused to provide information.

Termination Information on Accountants and Enrolled Actuaries

There is no termination information for this plan.



Name of Investment Investment Manager Type of Investment Dollar Value
Tiaa Real Estate Tiaa-Cref DFE: Pooled Separate Account $12,229,067
Total $12,229,067

Insurance Information

Insurance Information

Insurance Carrier Summary Persons Covered
Tiaa-Cref 2,200
EIN 13-1624203
Industry Code 69345
Contract Number 406852
Contract Year 07/01/2018 — 06/30/2019
Value in General Account at Year End $161,624,210
Value in Separate Accounts at Year End $170,849,874
Insurance Fees and Commissions $0
Persons Receiving Commissions and Fees There are no brokers listed for this plan.
Allocated Funds
Type of Contract Unspecified
Basis of premium rates
Premiums paid to carrier $0
Premiums due but unpaid at the end of the year $0
If the carrier, service, or other organization incurred any specific costs in connection with the acquisition or retention of the contract or policy, enter amount $0
Specify the nature of the costs
Unallocated Funds
Type of Contract Guaranteed Investment
Balance at the end of the previous year $164,912,946
Additions $21,990,425
Contributions Deposited during the year $1,072,183
Dividends and credits $0
Interest credited during the year $6,808,193
Transferred from separate account $14,110,049
Other $0
Total of Balance and Additions $186,903,371
Deductions $25,279,162
Disbursed from fund to pay benefits or purchase annuities during the year $10,928,490
Administration charge made by carrier $0
Transferred to Separate Account $13,610,025
Other $740,647
Balance at the end of the current year $161,624,209