Administrators

The Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System 403(b) Plan is a comprehensive, full-service defined contribution program available to Oklahoma’s school districts. If your district does not currently participate in the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System 403(b) Plan, we recommend you review the information on this site to learn more about the plan’s features and tools available to Oklahoma education employees. 

To find out how you can offer the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System 403(b) Plan to your employees, please contact the local Voya Financial® office at (866) 795-4746.

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 an information booklet containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting your local representative. Please read the information carefully before investing.

Plan Administration Solution

We want to make it easier for you to manage your 403(b) plan. That means providing you with the service options you need. planwithease.com is a plan administration service that can provide you with an easier way to meet your new expanded role under the IRS regulations, including review and approval of distribution transaction requests for the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity program.

planwithease.com® can: 

  • Educate employees on their retirement plan.
  • Send annual notification to all eligible (participating and non-participating) employees.
  • Provide salary reduction agreements.
  • And much more…

Contact your local Voya® representative to learn more about how planwithease.com can help you manage the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System 403(b) Plan. Please call Voya’s local office at (866)795-4746.

Mutual funds under a custodial or trust 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)(1) fixed or variable annuities, employee deferrals (including earnings) may generally be distributed only upon your: attainment of age 59½, severance from employment, death, disability, or hardship.  Note: Hardship withdrawals are limited to employee deferrals made after 12/31/88.  Exceptions to the distribution rules:  No Internal Revenue Code withdrawal restrictions apply to ’88 cash value (employee deferrals (including earnings) as of 12/31/88) and employer contributions (including earnings).  However, employer contributions made to an annuity contract issued after December 31, 2008 may not be paid or made available before a distributable event occurs.  Such amounts may be distributed to a participant or if applicable, the beneficiary: upon the participant's severance from employment or upon the occurrence of an event, such as after a fixed number of years, the attainment of a stated age, or disability. 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).

 

 

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Insurance products, annuities and retirement plan funding issued by (third party administrative services may also be provided by) Voya Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company ("VRIAC"), Windsor, CT. VRIAC is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Plan administrative services provided by VRIAC or Voya Institutional Plan Services LLC ("VIPS").  VIPS does not engage in the sale or solicitation of securities. All companies are members of the Voya® family of companies. Securities distributed by Voya Financial Partners LLC (member SIPC) or third parties with which it has a selling agreement. Custodial account agreements or trust agreements are provided by Voya Institutional Trust Company. All products and services may not be available in all states.