Welcome to MEABF.org
We take care of the people who take care of Chicago.
MEABF is a defined benefit, single employer benefit plan that was established in 1921 by an act of the Illinois General Assembly to provide disability and retirement benefits to qualified employees of the City of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Education. Our sole purpose is to pay earned benefits to our members, which is funded by a combination of member contributions, taxes levied by the City of Chicago, and investment earnings from Plan reserves. MEABF is a component unit of the City of Chicago, and as such, is included in the City of Chicago's financial statements as a pension trust fund.
The MEABFis currently experiencing technical issues with its phone system. The Fund’s IT team is working with our current service provider to address and resolve these issues.
Thank you for your patience.
MEABF Offices will We close Monday, January 20, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.
BOTH RETIREMENT SESSIONS ARE FULL
A waitlist is being compiled for potential afternoon sessions.
The MEABF has scheduled two pre-retirement sessions for City of Chicago Tier 1 members (hired prior to January 1, 2011) who are interested in learning more about their City of Chicago retirement benefits.
Where: 321 North Clark Street, Suite 2400
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please contact the Fund at 312-379-2115 or 312-379-2103 in order to reserve your spot for one of these dates. Limit of 30 members per session, first come, first served.
The MEABF is attempting to locate individuals aged 70½ years and older who have money remaining in the Fund. IRS Rules dictate that individuals who reach age 70½ must begin taking minimum distributions from retirement benefits.
A list of these individuals is located here.
If you or someone you know is on this list, call the Fund at 312-236-4700 and dial extension 7391 to speak with a Benefits Counselor.
Our mission is to provide benefits for our members by providing excellent customer service to our members and preserving the fiscal integrity and financial stability of the Fund.