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Investment Providers

Each investor is unique in terms of their investment style, goals, and experience. As an RIC participant, you choose the provider, investment mix, and services that meet your needs.

Access basic product information in the tables below or contact the provider directly for details about their investment options and services.

Core Providers

Core providers are Horace Mann, MassMutual, VALIC, and Voya. These providers successfully proposed investment products for 2016 and beyond meeting requirements of a public competitive RFP (Request for Proposal), including RIC’s Investment Policy. You may view the Core Provider 403b At-A-Glance for a list of funds and the Core Provider Product Fees for additional information.

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Education-Related Employees


Quick Links (Core)
403b At-A-Glance (Core)
 Fixed rates (Core)

Product fees (Core)
Provider Interview
Self-Directed Brokerage (Core)
Inactive provider info
Info for advisors (Core) 

RIC core providers offer diversified investments (see types of investments), online account access, and retirement planning tools. RIC core providers have knowledgeable investment experts to help you (at no additional cost) evaluate the investment options and determine an investment mix best suited for your savings goals and tolerance for risk. There are no annual contract fees, M&E fees, or penalties for asset transfers between core providers or investments.

Provider Phone number Website Returns Advisors Enroll & More

Old product: 800-528-9009

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Link to Voya website 800-555-1970



Optional Providers

Optional providers are AXA Equitable, Annuity Investors LIC, EFS Advisors, Lincoln Investment, and Security Benefit. These providers successfully submitted investment products for 2016 and beyond that meet mandatory plan requirements through the ITQ process. See the Optional Provider 403b RIC At-A-Glance for a summary of the program and product information

Optional provider product disclosure:  RIC does not monitor optional provider investment offerings or negotiate optional provider fees, penalties, or restrictions. It is your employer's option to allow optional provider products in your plan. If you are interested in participating with an optional provider, ask your employer if the optional providers are available in your plan. Optional provider product terms, fees, and restrictions are available from the provider upon request.



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Annuity Investors LIC


AXA Equitable


EFS Advisors


Lincoln Investment


Security Benefit