The average 5 year CD rate is 1.16% nationally and 1.34% in Connecticut. An A rate insurance carrier is currently offering a 6 year fixed rate at 3.15% for deposits under $100,000 and 3.25% for $100,000 and above. The plan comes with a 100% return of premium feature at any time, even if surrendered during the first year.
The company has stated that they will be offering this rate until March 15, 2012. The rate is subject to change after that date. 3.15% is certainly a strong rate compared to current CD offerings but it is bolstered even further by the return of premium feature.