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Welcome to the Cook County Pension Fund

The Cook County Pension Fund provides retirement, survivor, retiree health, and disability benefits to employees and retirees of Cook County and its Forest Preserve District.  We are committed to exceptional member service alongside effective management of the Fund’s assets to support member benefits. 

Considering Retirement?  Contact the Fund to Evaluate Your Options

If you are thinking about retirement, the Fund is your reliable source for comprehensive information about your pension benefits.  Determining your benefits can be a complex process.  Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will provide estimates based on your individual profile to assist you in evaluating your retirement options.  Contact us through this website or call our office at (312) 603-1200 for more information.  

Click here for more information about planning for retirement.

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Recent News

Request for Proposal: Pension Administration System Consulting Search

The County Employees’ and Officers’ and Forest Preserve District Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund of Cook County invites the submission of proposals from qualified firms with in-depth knowledge and expertise in public pension plan administration and information technology systems to assist in the development of a Request for Proposal (RFP) and procurement for a Pension Administration System (PAS). Additional services may include project management oversight and quality assurance services for the implementation of the new PAS. The RFP will be available by September 21, 2016.

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Open Enrollment (November 1 - November 30, 2016)

Learn about important changes to health benefits during Open Enrollment period, which is November 1- November 30, 2015. Open Enrollment events will be held on October 28 (Orland Park, IL), November 1 (County Building, Chicago), November 4 (Lincolnwood, IL), and November 10 (Kroc Center, Chicago). Click below to find out more about Open Enrollment and event locations.

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2016 Retirement Board Elections

An election for a Cook County Employee Trustee, a Cook County Annuitant Trustee and a Forest Preserve Annuitant Trustee will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Voting will take place in-person at the Cook County Building or by mail. Click the link below for more information about voting and candidacy.​

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

The summer 2016 edition of Pension Notes, the member newsletter of the Cook County Pension Fund, is now available. Click below to view the newsletter online.

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2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Available

The CAFR provides comprehensive data on the Fund's finances, investments, actuarial liabilities and assets, and other activities. Click ‘Read More’ for additional information.

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Pension Reform Watch

Visit our legislation page for up-to-date information about pension reform efforts in Illinois. 

Retirement Board

Alexis Herrera - President
Patrick J. McFadden - Vice-President
Diahann Goode - Secretary
John E. Fitzgerald
Andrew Jatico
Bill Kouruklis
Joseph Nevius
Dennis White
Lawrence L. Wilson, CPA

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

2016 Holiday Schedule



Know Your Benefits

Applying for Retirement

Sick and Vacation Time

Military Service Time

Member Handbooks

Tier 1 Annuity and Refund Handbook

for employees hired before 01/01/11

Tier 2 Annuity and Refund Handbook
for employees hired on or after 01/01/11

Disability Benefits Handbook

Health Benefits Handbook

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