VII. Death Benefits. In the event of death prior to the commencement of annuity benefits,
whether or not the required period for vesting has been completed, an income will be
paid by TIAA-CREF to the participant's beneficiary. The amount of income will be
based on the then current value of the accumulation in the annuities purchased by
both the participant's and the University's contributions, in accordance with the
income option elected by either the participant or, if he made no prior election, by
his beneficiary. If the beneficiary is a corporation, association or the participant's
estate, a single sum will be paid. With the University's consent, and under current
TIAA practice, a single sum may be paid to the participant's spouse.
VIII. Retirement Benefits. Each Group II classified participant in TIAA will
receive from TIAA a guaranteed, fixed monthly income for life which
shall be the actuarial equivalent of the full value of his annuity ac-
cumulation at the time of his retirement. Each participant in CREF
will also receive from CREF each month for life a guaranteed number of
CREF annuity units, the dollar value of which will change from year to
year reflecting primarily changes in the market prices and dividends of
the common stocks owned by CREF.
IX. Supplemental Retirement Income. For all Group II classified employees who:
(a) were employed prior to July 1, 1971, (and currently employed
as of that date) and
(b) have attained age 40 by July 1, 1971, and
(c) have 15 years of consecutive service at the date of retire-
ment (normally age 65) the University will provide a
supplemental retirement income during the lifetime of the
staff member, where necessary, to assure a munimum benefit
under the plan equal to twenty (20) per cent of the salary
received by him at the time of retirement, plus one (1) per
cent of that salary for each year of service at the University.
(d) for those persons employed prior to July 1, 1964, (and have
been continuously employed since that date) refer to Section
XI and XII of the Retirement Resolution as currently amended
for information as to computation of supplemental retirement
In determining if the minimum benefit has been met it will be presumed that the funded
benefit will be the TIAA Single Life Annuity payable at age 65 from the then existing
accumulations, attributable to employee and University contributions made in accordance
with this plan, and that the CREF accumulation, if any, will be deposited in TIAA at
age 65, regardless of the option actually elected by the participant.
X. While it is expected that this plan will continue indefinitely, the
University of Kentucky reserves the right to change the contribution
rates or at any time modify the plan in any way that is not in conflict
with the participant's accrued contractual rights.