The parties reached, and the Court approved, a settlement of the class action lawsuit captioned Bauer-Ramazani v. Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America – College Retirement and Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) et al., Case No. 1:09-cv-190 in the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.  The Court’s order approving the settlement is available in the Court Documents section of this website.

If you had an account with TIAA-CREF between August 17, 2003 and May 9, 2013 (the Class Period) and requested a transfer or distribution of funds held in a TIAA or CREF variable annuity account covered by ERISA, and those funds were not transferred or distributed within seven days of the date the account was valued and you were denied the investment gains, then the settlement of this class action may affect your rights.  Please read the Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement carefully.  The complete Settlement Agreement and certain court documents are available in the Court Documents section of this website.

If you are a Class Member entitled to a payment as a result of the settlement, you do not need to file a claim form.  The Settlement Administrator will mail a check to you via United States mail.  If you have other questions, you can reach the Settlement Administrator at (877) 538-8889 (toll-free).