News

August 2, 2018
City of Chicago Civilian Pre-Retirement Seminar

The MEABF is participating in the City of Chicago's Civilian Retirement Seminar on August 22, 2018, at the City of Chicago Public Safety Headquarters located at 3510 South Michigan Avenue. 

 

This seminar is for City of Chicago employees only.

 

If you are interested in attending, please coordinate through your department's human resources representatives.

July 3, 2018
2017 CAFR

The 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report ("CAFR") is now available on the Fund's website. Click here to review the CAFR.

June 21, 2018
MEABF Audit Report

The 2017 Audit of Fund Financials was presented to the Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 21. To review the report, please click here.

June 7, 2018
MEABF In The News - Bond Buyer

Funding issues related to the MEABF were recently discussed in The Bond Buyer Magazine.

 

You may be required to register to view the article.

May 18, 2018
2017 Actuarial Report

At the Board of Trustee's Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Fund's Actuarial Consultants, Segal Consultants, presented the 2017 Actuarial Report. You can find a copy of the full report here. An abridged presentation of the Actuarial Report can be accessed here.

May 9, 2018
MEABF Sexual Harassment Policy

The Retirement Board of the Municipal Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago regularly adopts policies consistent with applicable State and Federal Laws. Most recently, the Fund updated and adopted its Sexual Harassment Policy consistent with Illinois Public Act 100-0554, which reads in part:

 

"a) Each officer, member, and employee must complete, at least annually beginning in 2018, a sexual harassment training program. A person who fills a vacancy in an elective or appointed position that requires training under this Section must complete his or her initial sexual harassment training program within 30 days after commencement of his or her office or employment. The training shall include, at a minimum, the following: (i) the definition, and a description, of sexual harassment utilizing examples; (ii) details on how an individual can report an allegation of sexual harassment, including options for making a confidential report to a supervisor, ethics officer, Inspector General, or the Department of Human Rights; (iii) the definition, and description of, retaliation for reporting sexual harassment allegations utilizing examples, including availability of whistleblower protections under this Act, the Whistleblower Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act; and (iv) the consequences of a violation of the prohibition on sexual harassment and the consequences for knowingly making a false report. Proof of completion must be submitted to the applicable ethics officer. Sexual harassment training programs shall be overseen by the appropriate Ethics Commission and Inspector General appointed under this Act."

April 20, 2018
Pension Verification Forms

It's that time again!

 

Pension Verification Forms were mailed to all retired members of the MEABF today, Friday, April 20. Members must complete and return Pension Verification Forms no later than September 30, 2018 to insure there is no disruption to monthly annuity payments.

 

If you have any questions regarding Pension Verification Forms, please contact the Fund's Annuitant Services staff at 312-236-4700 and press 2.

 

**Please remember all Pension Verification Forms must be notarized.**

April 13, 2018
Annual Contribution Statements

Annual contribution statements for active members of the Fund will be mailed beginning Monday, April 16. If you have a question regarding your statement, please call the Fund at 312-236-4700, Ext. 7391.

March 19, 2018
Pension Matters Correction

The MEABF became aware of a typographic error made in the transcription of the most recent Pension Matters (v47).

 

The Investment Account Summary Total Contributions is $288 million, making the Ending asset value, December 31, 2017 $4,288 million.

 

We regret the error and have corrected the online version of Pension Matters.

March 5, 2018
Pension Matters Is Back!

We are excited to provide Pension Matters for our membership! Click here to be taken to our most recent publication.

October 2, 2017
Connect With the MEABF

We're on Facebook! Look us up and follow us for the most recent information about the Fund. Use @chimunipension to connect with our Facebook page and please share with any other members who would like to be in touch with what is happening with the Fund.

September 26, 2017
Public Act 100-0023

Public Act 100-0023, effective July 6, 2017, creates a third tier of participants in the MEABF of Chicago. Further information can be found here.

August 2, 2017
The 2016 CAFR Is Now Available for Review

The Trustees and Staff of the MEABF present the 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. You can see a copy of the report by clicking here.

June 26, 2017
2016 Annual Report

At the last Regular Meeting of the MEABF Board of Trustees on June 22, 2017, Bansley & Kiener presented the 2016 Annual Report. A full copy of the 2016 Annual Report can be viewed here or under the Publications Tab.

May 23, 2017
2016 Actuarial Report

The 2016 Actuarial Report was presented at the May 18 Board Meeting. You may review the report by clicking here.

 

Additional information, including the reports cover letter and the abridged presentation are also available for review.

March 19, 2016
Illinois Freedom of Information Act Disclaimer

It has come to our attention that information obtained legally from the Fund through the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, is being utilized in solicitation of services by private, third party vendors. These vendors may be representing that personal information was provided by the Fund and that the Fund is aware of and condones their business practices.  Although Illinois Law requires disclosure of information regarding our members which includes names, age, retirement date, annuity amount, final employer, title at retirement, credited service, current title, current reported salary and current employer, the Fund never discloses personal, private information including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses or beneficiary information.
 

Please note that the Fund does not endorse any products or authorize outside entities to contact members on its behalf.
 

Should you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Fund at 312-236-4700.