Graphic  Communications Conference of the International  Brotherhood  of  Teamsters 
National  Pension  Fund 

 ( Formerly  the  Graphic  Communications  Conference  of  the  International  Brotherhood  of Teamsters  Supplemental  Retirement &  Disability Fund )
On December 28, 2021, the GCC/IBT National Pension Fund ("NPF") filed its Application for Special Financial Assistance ("SFA") with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") under the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”). 

ARPA is intended to provide sweeping and broad-based financial relief to multiemployer pension plans like the NPF to ensure that they can continue to pay full benefits into the future.

The PBGC is aware that the NPF is projected to become insolvent in the Plan Year beginning May 2022, and under current rules, the PBGC must rule on the NPF's Application within 120 days of filing. 

Based on preliminary communications with the PBGC, the NPF's Board of Trustees, professional advisers and staff are cautiously optimistic that the NPF's Application for the Special Financial Assistance will be approved prior to the NPF's insolvency which would avoid any need for benefit reductions.

Further information will be posted when it becomes available.  
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Retirees and Beneficiaries will need to Submit an Attestation of Life Form to the Fund Office by March 1st of 2022
PBGC Must Review Application within 120 days
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance Regarding the
Extension of Benefit Appeal/Claim Deadlines

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued guidance regarding the extension of benefit appeal deadlines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This information is time sensitive so if you have any pending appeals or claims, please Click on the following link for more information:   DOL Appeal/Claim Extension Guidance
New Retiree/Beneficiary Requirement in 2022
GCC/IBT National Pension Fund files Application for Special Financial Assistance with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on December 28, 2021
This year, along with their 1099-R Tax Forms, Retirees and Beneficiaries will receive an Attestation of Life Form which must be signed and returned to the Fund Office by March 1, 2022.

If you do not return the Form by March 30th, your benefits could be suspended or delayed.

This new requirement is necessary in order to ensure that benefits are only being paid to properly entitled individuals.

While a witness to your signature is required, the Form does not need to be notarized. The Form, Instructions and a return envelope will be included in the 1099-R Tax Form mailing in late January.  The Form and Instructions can also be downloaded by clicking on the following link: 

   * * * 1099-R TAX FORMS WERE MAILED OUT ON JANUARY 19, 2022 * * *
How to Safeguard Your Personal Information

The Fund Office and its service providers have in place various privacy, security, and anti-fraud measures to safeguard your confidential information and the Fund's assets. You are also responsible for taking reasonable measures to keep your information secure in cyberspace. Your personal information (including your name, date of birth, Social Security number, and bank account or other financial information), account login information (user IDs, passwords, PINs, security questions, etc.), and contact information (mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address) are valuable to criminals who may want to impersonate you or steal from you. The following are some of the steps you can take to help protect your identity and financial security:

1.Register, set up, and check your online accounts frequently. Activate any enhanced security features such as multi-factor                authentication and automatic account lock, if available.  
2.Use strong and unique passwords. Do not share, repeat, or reuse passwords. Change passwords frequently or after a                    security breach.
3.Keep your personal and beneficiary contact information (name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address) 
          current with the Fund Office. Notify the Fund Office as soon as possible after you move, change jobs, or retire.
4.Immediately report any unusual or suspicious activity to the Fund Office, for example, suspicious activity on the account to              which you receive direct deposits from the Fund.
5.Safeguard your personal information and beware of fraudsters and scammers. If you discover or suspect your personal                   information has been exposed or if you have been the victim of financial fraud, identity theft, or a security breach that could              affect your retirement benefits, please notify the Fund Office immediately.
6.Consider shredding or otherwise securely disposing of all documents containing personal or sensitive information.
7.Practice safe computing habits. These include: accessing your accounts through secure, private network connections only,              turning on your firewall, and keeping your antivirus and other software up to date.
8.Carefully review and follow security requirements and recommendations in notices and alerts you receive from the Fund or              other service providers.

Please contact the Fund Office if you have any questions.

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