Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago
 


A RETIREMENT FUND  DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO ARE THERE FOR OTHERS

  


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Holiday Hours
The Office of the Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Friday, November 25, 2016.  The Office will open for regular business hours on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Retirement Board Announces Next Executive Director
The Retirement Board of the Firemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago is pleased to announce that Mr. Steven R. Swanson has been hired as the Executive Director, his start date will be October 3rd, 2016. Mr. Swanson replaces Mr. Kenneth Kaczmarz, who was the Fund’s Executive Director since 1982.

Mr. Swanson holds a Masters in Accountancy from De Paul University and a CPA certificate, he comes to the Fund with 20 years of professional municipal finance experience. Most recently, he worked for the City of Chicago, where he has been the Director of Finance for the Chicago Fire Department since 2011.

UPDATE ON RETIREE HEALTH CARE
The Fund is providing a copy of an Illinois Supreme Court decision in a case entitled "KANERVA v. WEEMS. This case and the Court's decision has an impact on the City of Chicago's ultimate responsibility concerning retiree health care. The Fund will provide further updates on this matter as they develop.
         Click here for Kanerva v. Weems

 

The Retirement Board of the Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago is actively pursuing the additional funding required from the City of Chicago pursuant to the existing laws governing the Fund.

Click here to read the letters sent to elected officials of the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, and Local 2 regarding proper funding of the Firemens' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago.

The Fund will keep all members apprised of all developments concerning this matter  

The Ende, Menzer, Walsh & Quinn Retirees', Widows' and Children's Assistance Fund 's sole purpose is to provide financial assistance to the neediest widows and orphans of Chicago firefighters and paramedics. Please click the following link for more information.

     Ende Menzer Walsh and Quinn Retirees' Widows' and Children's Assistance Fund

Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago has prepared general estimates for members that currently have 29 years and 1 day of service and will be at least age 55 prior to December 31, 2016 and for members that currently have 29 years and 1 day of service and will be at least age 55 prior to December 31, 2017. Please click the following links to see the information. You can contact the Pension Fund Office with any questions.

click here for 2016
click here for 2017

The 2015 1099 Tax forms have all been mailed. If you have not received your form, please contact the Pension Fund Office at (312) 726-5823.
Effective January 1, 2016, the insurance rates for the annuitant health care plans will be changing.  Please use the following link for the current rates and health care plans available to annuitants. The adjusted rates will be deducted beginning with the December 31, 2015 benefit checks.

 

Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago
20 South Clark Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: (312) 726-5823
Fax: (312) 726-2316