NU Online News Service, April 13, 2004, 5:56 p.m. EDT – ING U.S. Financial Services, Atlanta, has introduced a fixed annuity designed for teachers and other members of 403(b) plans.[@@]
The new ING Premier 5 fixed annuity can handle rollovers of assets from deferred retirement option plans and partial lump sum option plans.
The minimum guaranteed interest rate is only 1.5%, but the annuity offers a $25,000 premium bonus level and a $50,000 premium bonus level.
Annuity holders will get the regular interest rate on the first $25,000 in premiums paid during the first contract year, a 2.5% bonus on the next $25,000 in premium payments and a 5% bonus on any additional premium payments.