Employee Lay Retirement 403(B) Plan 

Prudential Retirement replaced Transamerica as the record keeper of the Retirement Plan as of 10/2/17

Customer Service Information: 314.792.7262 or 314.792.7261

 You may access your account with Prudential at archstl.retirepru.com in order to do the following:

  •  view your balance,
  • make investment changes,
  • elect or change your salary deferral for voluntary contributions,
  • or elect or change your beneficiary.  


For more information click on the Employee Prudential Retirement Plan Guide


You may contact Prudential directly at 1.877.PRU.2100 (1.877.778.2100).

Eligibility: All lay employees may contribute through salary deferral immediately upon commencement of employment. With respect to employer contributions, to become eligible, an employee must complete one year (365 days) of service and have worked 1,000 or more hours in that year regardless of part-time or full-time employment status. Teachers with full-time or half-time contracts are eligible for the employer contributions after one year of service.

  • This is a 403(b) tax-deferred annuity retirement plan. Each participant in the Plan has a separate account called an Individual Account. Individual Accounts include your contributions, contributions from your employer, rollovers and transfers from other retirement accounts, and the earnings on these amounts.
  • Prudential Retirement is the fund manager (formerly Transamerica/Diversified).
  • You may save for your future retirement by making voluntary contributions at any time. The retirement plan allows several investment choices.
  • If you are a new hire, to make salary deferral contributions, wait until after your second pay deposit, then you may log onto the Prudential Retirement website: http://archstl.retirepru.com.

                      Click on "View your Account". Enter your log in information or if a New User, click on "Register Now".

                      Click on "View Details" blue button on the right side of your home page.

                       Click on "Change Contributions" blue button on the right side under Account Summary.

                       Click on "Change" on the next page, enter your new contribution percentage or dollar amount, & click ok.

  • As an active employee, you can manage your  investments, designate your beneficiary, and change your voluntary salary deferral deductions on the Prudentail website: http://archstl.retirepru.com. To make a change in salary defferrals, use the instructions above.
  • You may also contact Prudential directly for any questions at 1-877-PRU-2100 (1-877-778-2100). Participant service representatives are available Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm CT.
  • Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. provides local assistance to the participants of the retirement plan. A Gallagher Benefit Services representative will contact you to schedule a meeting at your work site to assist in the enrollment process, provide annual reviews of retirement accounts, prepare individual retirement plan analyses and answer any questions about the plan.
  • A Gallagher Benefit Services Representative is located at the Cardinal Rigali Center and may be contacted at 314.792.7262 or 314.792.7261.

Private Catholic organizations, which are not owned by the Archdiocese, do not participate with this retirement plan.

The Wellness Incentive Program

 Are you interested in receiving an extra $250.00 employer-paid contribution to your 403b employer contribution plan?  Please read about the Employee Wellness Incentive Program on the Archdiocesan Wellness Incentive Program website.

        Employee Wellness Form for 2017 - 2018

       Employee Wellness Form Fillable Plan Year 2017-2018

        If you had an annual physician exam, please use the Employee Wellness Form to assure your participation for this years wellness incentive program.     

Retirement Documents and Forms

The following retirement plan files are available for review and/or downloading from this benefit website:

For the Archdiocese of St. Louis Lay Employees Retirement Plan prior to Prudential Retirement (formerly Transamerica and/or Diversified) and Gallagher Retirement Services, feel free to call the following customer service telephone numbers:

 Equitable 403b  1.800.628.6673
 Equitable Pension  1.800.628.7789
 Principal  1.800.944.8631
 Aetna  1.800.952.2700