* New funds applied to TIAA Stable Return Annuity from March 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014 will be credited with the indicated rates until February 28, 2015. Funds transferred to TIAA Stable Return between March 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014 will begin earning interest at the beginning of the next calendar day following the effective date of the transfer, and will be credited with the indicated rates through February 28, 2015.
The TIAA Stable Return Annuity is a guaranteed annuity product backed by TIAA’s claims-paying ability. It is designed to provide stability, safety of principal, liquidity, guaranteed minimum interest crediting rates, plus the potential for additional amounts in excess of the guaranteed rate. In addition, the product allows for guaranteed lifetime annuity income options.
From 03/01/14 to 02/28/15
|07/01/06 - 12/31/11||1.35%|
More about the Stable Return Annuity
Interest credited to TIAA Stable Return Annuity accumulations includes a guaranteed rate plus additional amounts that are not guaranteed but may be established on a year-to-year basis by the TIAA Board of Trustees. The additional amounts, when declared, remain in effect through the end of the "declaration year," which begins each March 1. The minimum guaranteed rate is re-determined annually (but will between 1% and 3%). The minimum guaranteed rate applicable to contributions and transfers into TIAA Stable Return Annuity from March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 is 1.00%. TIAA Stable Return Annuity inception date is July 1, 2006.
TIAA Stable Return is a guaranteed insurance contract and not an investment for Federal Securities Law purposes.
The TIAA Stable Return Annuity is immediately liquid to individual plan participants. However, participant transfers and withdrawals are subject to a 90-day "equity wash" designed to mitigate the negative effects of disintermediation. Under the 90-day "equity wash" participants are prohibited from transferring funds from the TIAA Stable Return Annuity to competing funds (e.g., money market funds, short-term bond funds, the TIAA Real Estate Account, stable value funds, and most guaranteed products). Assets must first be transferred to a non-competing fund where they must remain for at least 90 days before being transferred to a competing fund. In addition, when a participant transfers out of the Stable Return Annuity and transfers back within 120 days, the amount, up to the original transfer, will be credited with the same interest rates that would have applied if the transfer out had not taken place. Such interest will be credited from the date the transfer in was made. Interest will not be paid for the period from the date of transfer out to the date of transfer in. This provision is designed to mitigate the effects of disintermediation by discouraging switching for purposes of obtaining a higher interest rate.
TIAA Stable Return is a guaranteed insurance contract and not an investment for Federal Securities Law purposes. This account is offered under the TIAA Stable Return Annuity Contract and is issued by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA), New York, NY. Stable Return Annuity TIAA contract form series Contract form series SR-01; Certificate series SR-CERT1.
Investment, insurance and annuity products are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed, are not deposits, are not insured by any federal government agency, are not a condition to any banking service or activity, and may lose value.