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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 Tax Reporting Requirement for Health Benefits (1095-B)

This year the Fund will be supplying annuitants covered under the health plan with a new form called a 1095-B. If you are an annuitant that received health coverage from the Fund in 2015, please click ‘Read More’ for additional information.

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Jan 26, 2016

2015 (1099-R) Tax Forms Mailed

All 1099-R tax forms were delivered to the US Post Office on January 26, 2016. If you do not receive your 1099-R by February 12, 2016, please contact our office for a reprinted form. Note: If you moved or have a new address, you must sign and complete a Tax Center Change of Address Form as soon as possible. Please download the form and mail or fax the form to the Fund office. Click 'Read More' to download the form.

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Winter 2015 Newsletter

The winter 2015 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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Dec 03, 2015

Investment Consultant Search Update

The Board of Trustees for the County Employees’ and Officers’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County (CEABF) approved the recommendation from the Investment Committee to retain Callan Associates as the Fund’s General Investment Consultant for two years (and three one-year extensions) starting on January 1, 2016. The Fund Investment Staff and Executive Director will continue to take all actions reasonably necessary to effect the foregoing, including the execution and delivery of related written agreements on behalf of the Fund.

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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
Brent Lewandowski
Patrick Nester
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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