TIAA-CREF Retirement Accounts Phone Number

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Best time to call: 2:45pm
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This is not the most popular TIAA-CREF phone number (it's ranked #2). Most customers call 800-842-2733 for support: Click here for best option

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TIAA-CREF Retirement Accounts Phone Number 800-842-2252 - Info & Statistics

Phone number to dial800-842-2252
Call-back availableYES
Message & get attentionNO
Call picked up by a real personYES
Department you're callingRetirement Accounts
Call center hours24 hours, 7 days
Best time to dial2:45pm
Navigate phone maze to a humanWait for menu, then dial 0
Average wait4
Current wait7
Rank (among phone numbers)2
Rank (overall)2
Alternate methodsphone or web
Quality of communication72%
Quality of help77%
Customer votes641
Best phone number800-842-2733
Information last updatedSat Jan 16 2021 09:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

TIAA-CREF's 800-842-2252 Retirement Accounts Number

This TIAA-CREF phone number is ranked #2 out of 3 because 8,172 TIAA-CREF customers tried our tools and information and gave us feedback after they called. The reason customers call 800-842-2252 is to reach the TIAA-CREF Retirement Accounts department for problems like Get insurance, Make/Chase a claim, Coverage question, Overcharge/Strange charge, Renew coverage. As far as we can tell, TIAA-CREF has call center locations in null and you can call during their open hours 24 hours, 7 days. TIAA-CREF has 3 phone numbers and 4 different ways to get customer help. We've compiled information about 800-842-2252 and ways to call or contact TIAA-CREF with help from customers like yourself. Please help us continue to grow and improve this information and these tools by sharing with people you know who might find it useful.


Calling TIAA-CREF at this number should be pretty straightforward. Also important is what you do once you call, or what your other phone number options are. First of all, we strongly recommend using our free call-you-back tool. Essentially, we navigate their phone menu for you, wait on hold, and then call you when a representative from TIAA-CREF Retirement Accounts can talk. Generally, it saves you at least 27% of your wait time. So it's faster and you don't need to listen to bad hold music. Once on the phone with TIAA-CREF's Retirement Accounts department, you may need to provide them with information that identifies you as a customer, like your full name (or name on the account), email address, phone number, or an account number. It's usually worthwhile to gather this information before you call.

Contacting TIAA-CREF in General

While 800-842-2252 is TIAA-CREF's #2 most popular phone number, it's not the only way to get a hold of their customer care team. You already know from reading above that 800-842-2733 is their best customer phone number overall, and we have put together a comparison of their 4 total ways to contact support for you to look at as well. One thing to keep in mind as you try to reach TIAA-CREF help by calling them, is that other customers give their customer support at this number a 72% score for their communication skills and a 77% score for the overall help they received. That could be indicative of their abilities to help you resolve your problem overall, regardless of whether or not you call this number.

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