We’re here to help! Enrolling in the plan is simple, but investing for your life goals requires you to be informed. To help guide you through the enrollment process, please contact a representative.
Before Enrolling in the plan, you should:
- Understand the plan features
- Review the Investment Options offered
- Understand the Investment Option Performance
To enroll in the Tennessee ORP from Voya, complete the following steps:
Complete The University of Tennessee Hybrid Retirement Plan Premium Distribution Specification Form. You must sign the form and return it to your college or university within the specified time frame.
Choose Voya as your Provider.
Make an appointment with your local representative to complete the Voya enrollment process by contacting our Voya Regional Office at (866) 776-6704.
You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the investment options offered through a retirement plan carefully before investing. Fund prospectuses and an information booklet containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting your local representative. Please read all information carefully before investing.
Once you schedule an appointment with your representative, you can begin to:
- Develop an asset allocation model to illustrate your investment and retirement objectives
- Select the investment options that will help you pursue your objectives
- Designate a beneficiary for your plan benefits
Mutual funds under a 401(a) trust agreement are intended as long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Mutual fund values fluctuate with market conditions, and when surrendered, the principal may be worth more or less than the original amount invested. The Plan's Stable Value Option invests in the Voya Stable Value Fund, which is a collective investment trust maintained by Wilmington Trust Company. The Plan's Stable Value Option is backed by a group annuity contract issued by Voya Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company ("VRIAC"), which guarantees that the return on the Plan's Stable Value Option will not be less than 0%. The net crediting rate is declared quarterly. The initial net crediting rate will be determined based on market conditions within 30 days of the contract funding date. Guarantees are based on the claims paying ability of Voya Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company. The Plan's Stable Value Option, the Voya Stable Value Fund and the VRIAC group annuity contract are not registered investment companies and are not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although it is possible to have guaranteed income for life with a fixed/variable annuity, there is no assurance that this income will keep up with inflation. Early withdrawals taken prior to age 59 ½ are subject to an IRS 10% premature distribution penalty tax unless an exception applies. Money distributed will be taxed as ordinary income in the year the money is distributed. An annuity does not provide any additional tax benefit, as tax deferral is provided by the Plan. Annuities may be subject to additional fees and expenses, to which other tax-deferred funding vehicles may not be subject. However, an annuity does offer other features and benefits, such as lifetime income payments and death benefits, which may be valuable to you.
Neither Voya nor its affiliated companies or representatives provide tax or legal advice. Please consult a tax adviser or attorney before making a tax-related investment/insurance decision.