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 )
The Board of Trustees of the GCC/IBT National Pension Fund's ("NPF") is pleased to announce that on April 27, 2022, the PBGC approved the NPF's Application for Special Financial Assistance ("SFA") under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”). The NPF received the funds from the government in May thereby eliminating the threat of insolvency this year.
ARPA is providing sweeping financial relief to multiemployer pension plans like the NPF to ensure that these pension funds can continue to pay full benefits to plan participants who earned these benefits well into the future.
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS NATIONAL PENSION FUND
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455 Kehoe Boulevard, Suite 101
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Fund Office: (630) 871-7733
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IT IS NOT A SCAM -- Please respond to us for more information
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Fund Office at 630-871-7733
Final Notices to Retirees and Beneficiaries who have not Submitted their 2022 Attestation of Life Form will be mailed out at the end of June
Historic federal funding received
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 This year, Attestation of Life Forms are required from all retirees and beneficiaries 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 were included with the 2021 1099-R Tax Form that was mailed in late January. The Form and Instructions can also be downloaded by clicking on the following link: ATTESTATION OF LIFE FORM & INSTRUCTIONS
Time to return the Form to the Fund Office is running out and you should be aware that if you do not return the Form, your monthly pension benefits could be interrupted. Should you have any questions about the Form please email us or call the Fund office at 630-871-7733
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") Approves GCC/IBT National Pension Fund Application for Special Financial Assistance
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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