Retirees: News

December 21, 2018
City of Chicago Retirees Participating in the City Sponsored Healthcare - ALERT

Some Retirees Have Not Cashed Their Healthcare Premium Refund Checks.

 

Retirees or their Legal Representatives may request that the City reissue their refund Checks.

 

Here’s How:


To search by name to determine whether a City retiree has an uncashed healthcare premium refund check for the period of 2003 to 2013, please go to the City’s website by clicking here.

 

If you cannot access the website through the link provided, copy and paste the following web address to your search bar: 

 

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dol/supp_info/uncashed-healthcare-premium-refund-checks.html 

 

If a City retiree finds or sees that he/she has an uncashed healthcare premium refund check, he/she should then follow the instructions provided for requesting the check be reissued.

 

**Please note that the Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago has no information relating to refund checks and any such inquiry should be directed to the City of Chicago consistent with the instructions on the City’s website.

October 1, 2018
Unclaimed Property - Inactive Members Over 70.5 Years Old

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.

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.

October 2, 2017
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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.