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Action May Be Required for your UT Retirement Program!

Last month the Office of Employee Benefits announced that after a competitive bidding process and extensive review, five companies were selected to provide retirement services for the UT Retirement Program beginning September of 2012.  Those providers are:

What does this mean for you?
If your current retirement plan contributions to the UT Optional Retirement Program (ORP), UTSaver Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) and/or the Deferred Compensation plan (DCP) plans currently go to MetLife Resources, Axa Equitable, RSGroup, Kemper Investors or Lincoln Investments (not related to Lincoln Financial), you will need to select one of the above approved providers to received your contributions prior to August 10, 2012.  No contributions to these companies will be allowed after August 2012.  Your current investments may remain with your current retirement provider or may be transferred to any of the five approved Program Providers.

If your current retirement plan contributions go to Fidelity, ING, Lincoln Financial Group, TIAA-CREF or VALIC, you do no need to take any action. 

Each of the approved Retirement Program Providers offer numerous services at no cost to you that will assist you in making an informed decision regarding your retirement needs and contributions.  To select a new provider or to learn more about your investment options, please visit our website at: www.utretirement.utsystem.edu/enroll.htm