We’re here to help! Enrolling in the plan is simple, but investing for your life goals requires you to be informed.
Before enrolling in the plan, you should:
- Understand the plan features
- Review the investment options offered
- Understand the investment option performance
There are two ways you can enroll in the Plan:
1. Meet with your Voya® local financial professional.
Make an appointment with your local financial professional to enroll in the 403(b) plan. When you meet with your local financial professional you can develop an asset allocation model to illustrate your investment and retirement objectives, decide how much to contribute, select investment options, and designate a beneficiary for your plan benefits.
2. Online enrollment.
Online enrollment is a quick and easy process. To get started, select the “Enroll Now” button on this page. Before enrolling online, be prepared to provide the name of each person you wish to designate as your beneficiary. You may submit up to 10 beneficiaries online. If you have more than 10 beneficiaries, we suggest that you contact your local financial professional for additional assistance.
While enrolling online, you will be offered electronic copies of a participant disclosure booklet, investment fact sheets, and other documents we are required by law to provide at enrollment. If you would prefer to review a hard copy of these materials, you can request them by contacting your local financial professional.
You should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the mutual funds offered through a retirement plan, carefully before investing. The fund prospectuses and information booklet containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting your local representative. Please read the information carefully before investing.
Mutual funds under a 403(b) custodial account agreement are intended as long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Money distributed will be taxed as ordinary income in the year the money is distributed. Account values fluctuate with market conditions, and when surrendered the principal may be worth more or less than the original amount invested. A group fixed annuity is an insurance contract designed for investing for retirement purposes. The guarantee of the fixed account is based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. Although it is possible to have guaranteed income for life with a fixed annuity, there is no assurance that this income will keep up with inflation. Early withdrawals, if taken prior to age 59½ will be subject to the IRS 10% premature distribution penalty tax, unless an exception applies. Amounts distributed will be taxed as ordinary income in the year it is distributed. An annuity does not provide any additional tax deferral benefit; tax deferral is provided by the plan. Annuities may be subject to additional fees and expenses to which other tax-qualified 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.
For 403(b)(7) custodial accounts, employee deferrals and employer contributions (including earnings) may only be distributed upon your: attainment of age 59½, severance from employment, death, disability, or hardship. Note: hardship withdrawals are limited to: employee deferrals and '88 cash value (earnings on employee deferrals and employer contributions (including earnings) as of 12/31/88).