N.Y. General Business Law Section 1307
Investment options


The board shall establish or authorize a default investment option for enrollees who fail to elect an investment option. In making such determination, the board shall consider the cost, risk profile, benefit level and ease of enrollment. The board may change the default option if the board determines that such change is in the best interests of the enrollees.


The board may establish or authorize any additional investment options that the board deems appropriate including but not limited to:


a conservative principal protection fund;


a growth fund;


a secure return fund whose primary objective is the preservation of the safety of principal and the provision of a stable and low-risk rate of return; if the board elects to establish a secure return fund, the board may procure any insurance, annuity, or other product to insure the value of enrollees’ accounts and guarantee a rate of return; the cost of such funding mechanism shall be paid out of the fund; under no circumstances shall the board, program, fund, the state, or any participating employer assume any liability for investment or actuarial risk; the board shall determine whether to establish or authorize such investment options based upon an analysis of their cost, risk profile, benefit level, feasibility, and ease of implementation;


an annuity fund;


a growth and income fund; or


a life cycle fund with a target date based upon factors determined by the board.

Source: Section 1307 — Investment options, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/1307 (updated Apr. 20, 2018; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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Apr. 20, 2018

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