Welcome to MEABF.org
We take care of the people who take care of Chicago.

MEABF is a defined benefit, single employer benefit plan that was established in 1921 by an act of the Illinois General Assembly to provide disability and retirement benefits to qualified employees of the City of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Education. Our sole purpose is to pay earned benefits to our members, which is funded by a combination of member contributions, taxes levied by the City of Chicago, and investment earnings from Plan reserves. MEABF is a component unit of the City of Chicago, and as such, is included in the City of Chicago's financial statements as a pension trust fund.

Recent News

September 21, 2015
Public Act 98-0641 - Update
For eligible employee annuitants, a special one-time payment will be made to you the week of September 21st by our benefit service provider, The Northern Trust. You will receive, in the mail, either an electronic fund transfer advice or physical check, if you do not have your monthly annuity payment made by direct deposit. The message printed on the advice or check is as follows:

Thet Cook County Circuit Court overturned Public Act 98-0641. The effect on your benefit is that the 3% compounded annual increase is restored. Back on January 1, your monthly annuity was increased by an amount less than the 3%. This payment represents the adjustment in your annual increase retroactive to January 1, 2015. The benefit due October 1, 2015 will represent your new, monthly, gross annuity with the 3% annual increase.
November 19, 2015
2016 MEABF Trustee Election Results
The results of the Trustee election held on Friday, October 30, 2015 can be reviewed here.

The MEABF of Chicago welcomes Mr. Jeffrey Johnson to the Retirement Board as it's newest member.  Mr. Johnson's term begins December 1, 2015.
December 29, 2015
2016 Annual Statements
The 2016 Earnings Statements will be mailed January 25, 2016. If you need to change your tax withholding please download the W4P Withholding Form. For additional information regarding your 2016 Earnings please contact the Annuitant Services Department at (312) 236-4700.

Effective January 1, 2016 the City of Chicago insurance rates for the annuitant health care plan will be changing. Please use the following link for additional information available to annuitants: http://chicagoretireebenefits.org.
January 4, 2016
International Small Cap Equity Request for Proposal
The Retirement Board of the Municipal Employees' Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing active international small cap equity investment management services. All RFP materials can be found on thte Fund's Procurement page or by clicking here to be redirected to the page.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide benefits for our members, and our goals are to provide excellent service and preserve the fiscal integrity and financial stability of the Fund.

Thinking About Retiring?

The annuity calculator allows you to enter data to calculate an unofficial projection of your estimated Municipal Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund (MEABF) retirement benefit.

Have You Returned to Work or Are You Considering Returning to Work?

Annuitants currently collecting a pension from the MEABF may not return to work for an employer who contributes to the MEABF in any capacity.Please contact the Fund's Annuitant Services teamimmediately if you have returned to work or if you have questions.

Life Events

All Active, Retired and Surviving Spouse Members:

As life events occur: relocations, marriages, births, deaths, divorce, etc., you should keep the Pension Fund updated of any and all changes. This is to assure you received news, updates and/or tax forms in a timely fashion.

Are You Unable to Work Due to Injury or Illness?

If you are unable to work due to injury or illness, remember that you may qualify for Ordinary or Duty Disability Benefits. Click here to download the Fund's Disability Handbook, find out which benefit you may qualify for and how to apply.