To learn more about your pension and to stay engaged with CTPF make sure that you:
- Complete a CTPF Designation of Beneficiary form and update it as important life events occur (marriage, civil union, birth of a child, divorce, etc.). The lump-sum death benefit is paid according to the Designation on file at CTPF at the time of a member’s death.
Register for myCTPF the Fund’s self-service portal where you can review your Annual Member Statement and request a pension estimate (when you are eligible).
Review the webpage Maximizing Your Pension to better understand opportunities to purchase service credit and increase your pension benefit.
Consider the benefits of reciprocity. If you earned service credit in another Illinois public retirement system, review the Reciprocal Systems section or contact CTPF to discuss your options.
Share your voice. Vote in CTPF’s Annual Trustee Elections, conducted in the fall.
Attend CTPF Educational Webinars. Information on Educational Webinars can be found in email updates and at ctpf.org/calendar.
Review your Annual Member Statement, which is mailed each fall and provides a snapshot of your pension benefits at the end of the prior fiscal year.
Keep your employer up-to-date with any changes in your demographic information, such as change of address or marital status. CTPF receives changes from the employer while you are an active teacher.