Forest Preserve District Fund Overview

The Cook County Pension Fund (CCPF) serves a very diverse membership that reflects the contributions that Forest Preserve District employees have long made to the community. For example, CCPF provides benefits to Forest Preserve personnel who maintain the natural beauty of the area for the shared enjoyment of the entire community. The lifelong service of Forest Preserve District employees are assets that are not easily quantified, but that are greatly appreciated.

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Member Contributions to CCPF

Forest Preserve employees contribute 8.5% of their pensionable salary to CCPF.  Through their years of employment, they build service credit towards a retirement annuity or pension. An employee’s years of service and total contributions are considered in the calculation of the member’s retirement benefit. The contributions are automatically deducted from each salary distribution and are not considered taxable income in the year the deductions are made.

Assets and Income

The Forest Preserve District Fund has assets valued at over $200 million that are invested by the Retirement Board through an Investment Consultant. In addition to the income earned from investment activity, the Forest Preserve District Fund receives employee contributions through payroll deductions and employer contributions derived from an annual tax levy. 

  2018 2017
Employees 536 548
Retirees & Beneficiaries 531 527
Actuarial Value of Assets $202.9 Million $204.3 Million
Employer Contributions $4.1 Million $3.5 Million
Employee Contributions $3.1 Million $3.3 Million
Funded Ratio 60.3% 61.7%
Projected Insolvency Date 2037 2040

Financial Reports 

The list of reports below provide additional information about the financial condition of the Forest Preserve District Fund as of December 31, 2018. To view reports from prior years, visit Annual Financial Reports.

2018 Forest Preserve District Fund Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
2018 Forest Preserve District Fund Audited Financial Statements
2018 Forest Preserve District Fund Actuarial Valuation