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VALIC Mutual Fund Program

Effective June 1, 2013

Effective June 1, 2013, the University of New Mexico will begin offering the VALIC mutual-fund-based program for the University of New Mexico 403(b) and 457(b) Plan.  Some of the benefits of the new mutual-fund-based program include the following:

  • Array of investment options from well-known mutual fund companies
  • No front- or back-end sales charges on contributions for mutual funds and no surrender charges if you choose to convert your annuity account to the mutual fund based program
  • Continued personal face-to-face services including financial planning and investment education
  • Secure account access 24 hours a day, seven days a week through VALIC Online or by calling

VALIC by Phone, our toll free interactive telephone service

  • Ongoing account statements with complete account and investment summaries

If you are a current VALIC customer, you may continue to contribute to the VALIC annuity investments, or you may redirect 100% of your contribution to the new mutual fund investments. Once you convert your existing VALIC annuity accounts to the mutual funds, you may not convert back to the VALIC annuity investments.

For additional information on the new mutual fund based program, including how to enroll (for new and current members), review the Frequently Asked Questions, Enrollment Instructions, and the VALIC website for Mutual Fund details.

VALIC provides a variety of investment resources, including VALIC Online (, and VALIC by Phone, a toll-free interactive telephone service (1-800-448-2542). This toll-free number can also connect you with a Client Service Professional, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (CT). In addition, VALIC advisors will be onsite to answer questions and provide instructions on how to enroll in the VALIC program or redirect existing investment contributions to the new mutual fund based program.  

To make an appointment, log on to and enter the registration code 1330ALB11AB. Select an appointment day and time with an advisor at one of the below locations:

Wednesday, June 5
8:30 am – 11:30 am, HSC Domenici West Conference Room 2124
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, HR Front Conference Room

Thursday, June 6
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, HR Front Conference Room
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, HSC Domenici West Conference Room 2124

Friday, June 7
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, HSC Domenici West Conference Room 2124
1:00 am – 5:00 pm, HR Front Conference Room 

If you would like additional information about 403(b) and 457(b) Supplemental Retirement Plans available to UNM employees, please visit the Supplemental Retirement Plan webpage

If you have questions or technical difficulties with enrollment in the Retirement Manager program, please contact the UNM Payroll Department at 277-2353.





- 2013-05-14