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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

New United Healthcare Cards

Those enrolled in Health Benefits will receive your new medical cards from United Healthcare(UHC). Look for them in the mail during the last ten days of December. Following this, members will receive a welcome packet from UHC in mid-January containing supplemental materials. Your coverage with UHC begins on January 1.

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Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the County Employees’ and Officers’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County and the Forest Preserve District Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for year ended December 31, 2013.

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November is Open Enrollment Month

Learn about important changes and exciting new programs for 2015 during the health benefits Open Enrollment period, which lasts for the full month of November. Open Enrollment events were held on November 6 (Alsip), November 7 (Chicago), and November 10 (Oakbrook Terrace). Thanks to all that were able to attend. Click below to find out more about Open Enrollment.

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Summer 2014 Newsletter

Summer newsletters will be mailed to all members this week with updates about the Fund's finances, pension reform efforts, and more. Clink the links below to view the newsletter online.

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County Administration's Pension Reform Proposal Fails to Pass Legislature

The Cook County administration introduced a pension reform bill in the legislature on May 27. The bill passed the Senate but was not called for a vote in the House before the end of the legislative session. As a result, no changes to benefits or funding related to the bill will move forward at this time. Click the link below for more 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
Brent Lewandowski - Vice-President
Patrick J. McFadden - Secretary
John E. Fitzgerald
Diahann Goode
Robert Janura
Patrick Nester
Samuel Richardson, Jr.
Lawrence L. Wilson, CPA

Hours of Operation

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



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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