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Here are the investment funds offered through the National Plus Plan.  Brief information about these funds, including investment objective and investment category, is listed below. 

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NPP New York Life Insurance Company Anchor Stable Value Fund - The Anchor Account is a pooled separate account group annuity contract that seeks to provide a low-risk, stable investment option. The account offers competitive yields and limited volatility, with a guarantee of principal and accumulated interest, subject to the terms of the contract.  Anchor Account contributions are directed to a New York Life pooled separate account which primarily invests in a diversified portfolio of high-quality, fixed income securities.

 

Investment Expense Ratio: 0.60%

Investment Category:  Stable Value

 

NPP John Hancock Bond Fund The fund seeks to generate a high level of current income consistent with prudent investment risk by normally investing at least 80% of its assets in diversified bonds. These investments may include, but are not limited to, corporate bonds and debentures, as well as U.S. government and agency securities.

 

Investment Expense Ratio: 0.73%

Investment Category:  Intermediate - Term Bond

NPP Vanguard Value Index Fund The fund seeks to employ an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the US Large Cap Value Index, a broadly diversified index predominantly made up of value stocks of large U.S. companies. The fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the Index.

 

Investment Expense Ratio:  0.36%

Investment Category:  Large Cap Value

NPP Principal Large Cap Growth Fund The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of companies with large market capitalization. It invests in growth equity securities; growth orientation emphasizes buying equity securities of companies whose potential for growth of capital and earnings is expected to be above average.

 

Investment Expense Ratio:  0.84%

Investment Category:  Large Cap Growth

NPP Longview 500 Index Fund The fund seeks capital appreciation by investing in companies that constitute the S&P 500 Index®.  The fund is a passively managed portfolio, investing in common-stock securities, that seeks to approximate the performance of the S&P 500 Index. “Standard & Poor’s,” “S&P,” “S&P 500,” “Standard & Poor’s 500,” and “500” are trademarks of the McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. and have been licensed for use by LongView Funds.  LongView Large-Cap 500 Index Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by S&P, and S&P makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the LongView Large-Cap 500 Index Fund.

 

Investment Expense Ratio: 0.35%

Investment Category:  Large Cap Blend

NPP Fidelity Advisor Large Cap Fund - The fund seeks to provide exposure to well-established Large-Cap Growth companies with long-term earnings growth.  The fund normally invests at least 80% of assets in securities of companies with large market capitalization (those similar to companies in the Russell 1000 Index or the S&P 500). The fund may invest in growth stocks or value stocks, or a combination of both.

Investment Expense Ratio:  0.70%
Investment Category:  Large Cap Blend

NPP Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund The fund seeks to employ an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the US Total Market Index, which represents approximately 100% of the invest able U.S. stock market and includes large-, mid-, small-, and micro-cap stocks regularly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. The fund invests by sampling the Index, meaning that it holds a broadly diversified collection of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full Index in terms of key characteristics. These key characteristics include industry weightings and market capitalization, as well as certain financial measures, such as price/earnings ratio and dividend yield.

 

Investment Expense Ratio:  0.34%

Investment Category:  Total Market Equity

NPP Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund The fund seeks to employ an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the US Mid Cap Index, a broadly diversified index of stocks of mid-size U.S. companies. The fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the Index.

 

Investment Expense Ratio:  0.35%

Investment Category:  Mid Cap Blend

NPP Vanguard Small Cap Index Fund The fund seeks to employ an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the US Small Cap Index, a broadly diversified index of stocks of small U.S. companies. The fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the Index.

 

Investment Expense Ratio:  0.36%

Investment Category:  Small Cap Blend

NPP Dodge & Cox International Stock Fund The fund seeks to invest primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities issued by non-U.S. companies from at least three different countries, including emerging markets. The fund focuses on countries whose economic and political systems appear more stable and are believed to provide some protection to foreign shareholders. The Fund invests primarily in medium-to-large well established companies based on standards of the applicable market.

 

Investment Expense Ratio:  0.84%

Investment Category: Foreign Blend

NPP American Funds Target Date Series Retirement Funds The Target Date series of funds offers an objective-based investment approach that aligns the goals of capital appreciation, income, and capital preservation based on an individuals targeted retirement date.  The fund will increasingly emphasize income and conservation of capital by investing a greater portion of its assets in bound, equity income and balanced funds as it approaches and passes its target date.  Once the fund reaches its target date, American Funds will continue to manage it for 30 years.  The target date is the year in which an investor is assumed to retire and begin taking withdrawals.     

 

The Target Date Series includes the following funds:  NPP American Funds Target Date 2015, 2020, 2025, 2030, 2035, 2040, 2045, 2050, 2055, and 2060 investments.

 

Investment Expense Ratio Target Date 2015 Fund: 0.65%

Investment Expense Ratio Target Date 2020 Fund: 0.67%

Investment Expense Ratio Target Date 2025 Fund: 0.69%

Investment Expense Ratio Target Date 2030 Fund: 0.71%

Investment Expense Ratio Target Date 2035 Fund: 0.72%

Investment Expense Ratio Target Date 2040 Fund: 0.73%

Investment Expense Ratio Target Date 2045 Fund: 0.73%

Investment Expense Ratio Target Date 2050 Fund: 0.73%

Investment Expense Ratio Target Date 2055 Fund: 0.75%

Investment Expense Ratio Target Date 2060 Fund: 0.90%

 

Investment Category: Target Date - Asset Allocation

*The investment expense ratio is the annual fee that all mutual funds charge their shareholders.  It expresses the percentage of assets deducted each fiscal year for fund expenses, including 12b-1 service fees, management fees, administrative fees, operating costs, and all other asset-based costs incurred by the fund. 

 

The investment expense ratio, which is deducted from the fund's average net assets, is accrued on a daily basis