Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust

Guaranteed Investment Option

If you have a short investment horizon or you’re looking to preserve your funds, the Guaranteed Investment Option may be right for you.

Maybe you’ve been saving for a while and your account has been steadily growing - but the college years are just around the corner. You’re happy with what you’ve got and you don’t want any surprises. It’s no longer about getting big returns, it’s about making sure what you’ve got is safe. Perhaps you just want to make sure the contributions to your account are protected.

Either way, you might want to consider the Guaranteed Investment Option, which is a good way to safeguard your money with next to no risk.


How the Guaranteed Investment Option Works

This investment seeks to preserve capital and provide a stable return. You may want to consider it if you have a short investment horizon and are looking for a conservative investment with a low level of risk.

Guaranteed Investment Option
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GUARANTEED OPTION

Investment Objective. This Investment Option seeks to preserve capital and provide a stable return.

Investment Strategy. The assets in this Investment Option are allocated to a funding agreement issued by TIAA-CREF Life, which is an affiliate of TFI, to KHEAA as the policyholder. The funding agreement provides a minimum guaranteed rate of return on the amounts allocated to it by the Investment Option. The minimum effective annual interest rate will be neither less than 1% nor greater than 3% at any time. The guarantee is made by the insurance company to the policyholder, not to Account Owners. In addition to the guaranteed rate of interest to the policyholder, the funding agreement allows for the possibility that additional interest may be credited as declared periodically by TIAA-CREF Life. The rate of any additional interest is declared in advance for a period of up to 12 months and is not guaranteed for any future periods.

Effective July 1, 2016, accumulations under the Funding Agreement for the Guaranteed Option as of June 30, 2016 as well as any contributions received and earnings on those contributions from July 1, 2015 until further notice, will be credited to the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust with an effective annual interest rate of 1.30% and are guaranteed to earn this rate through June 30, 2017, subject to the claims paying ability of TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company.

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Guaranteed Investment Option

(Risk Level – Conservative)

Guaranteed Investment Option
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GUARANTEED OPTION
Investment Objective. This Investment Option seeks to preserve capital and provide a stable return.

Investment Strategy. The assets in this Investment Option are allocated to a funding agreement issued by TIAA-CREF Life, which is an affiliate of TFI, to KHEAA as the policyholder. The funding agreement provides a minimum guaranteed rate of return on the amounts allocated to it by the Investment Option. The minimum effective annual interest rate will be neither less than 1% nor greater than 3% at any time. The guarantee is made by the insurance company to the policyholder, not to Account Owners. In addition to the guaranteed rate of interest to the policyholder, the funding agreement allows for the possibility that additional interest may be credited as declared periodically by TIAA-CREF Life. The rate of any additional interest is declared in advance for a period of up to 12 months and is not guaranteed for any future periods.

Effective July 1, 2016, accumulations under the Funding Agreement for the Guaranteed Option as of June 30, 2016 as well as any contributions received and earnings on those contributions from July 1, 2016 until further notice, will be credited to the Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust with an effective annual interest rate of 1.30% and are guaranteed to earn this rate through June 30, 2017, subject to the claims paying ability of TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company.

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