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Optional Retirement Planning (ORP)

Optional Retirement Planning and Tax Deferred Annuity (ORP/TDA) information (Select The latest version) can be found on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board website.

Some points about ORP:

  • 403(b) Retirement Investment Programs
  • Must meet recertification requirements at least once every five (5) years
  • Ensured continued and ongoing carrier compliance with all state rules and regulations

List of approved ORP/TDA carriers for Tarrant County College DistrictListen (PDF will open in a new window) effective July 1, 2006 (revised November 28, 2018).

Tax Deferred Annuities (TDA's), or supplemental retirement plans, help you to achieve your retirement planning goals. Such plans are designed for retirement or long-term goals and will help you build the extra savings you may need. Contributions to the account are generally made on a pre-tax basis, which means the money comes out of your paycheck before your income is taxed, which lowers your taxable income.

Note: For MetLife FICA alternative plan participants to make a withdrawal from the plan, the participant must:

  • Be separated from the College and
  • Have notified their former supervisor with a termination date in the system or have reached the age of 70 ½

If you're interested in another way to save, become a member, roll over funds, make withdrawals, etc., contact a vendor from the approved vendor list with questions.

LaTonya Price, Director of Employee Benefits and Compensation:

  • Maintains vendor relationships 
  • Oversees the retirement savings plans
  • Serves as the Employer Representative coordinating all MetLife transactions



LaTonya Price, Director of Employee Benefits and Compensation
Fax: 817-515-0973

Updated November 28, 2018