Pension Confirmation Letters
ATRF conducts a review to confirm that pensions are being paid appropriately to eligible retired teachers and/or their nominee.
ATRF conducts a review to confirm that pensions are being paid appropriately to eligible retired teachers and/or their nominees. As the plan administrator and trustee, ATRF undertakes this process as part of our ongoing efforts to protect the assets of the plan for all members. Sending out confirmation letters helps us make sure the right pensions are paid to the intended recipient.
This confirmation process is one way the plan can reduce the risk of paying pension benefits after a member has passed away. It also protects your loved ones from having to deal with large over-payments. When a death is reported on a timely basis, this can be avoided.
You may not receive a confirmation letter every year as the criteria used to determine who will receive a letter varies. The criteria takes into account the type of pension option selected, age, residency, and numerous other factors.
If we do not receive your completed confirmation letter within the allotted time frame outlined in your letter, your pension may be suspended. Once we receive your completed confirmation letter, payments will resume retroactively.
ATRF is now offering the option of paper or phone, based on your preference and convenience. Each month, a smaller, more targeted sampling of members will receive a confirmation letter by mail and the member (and nominee, if applicable) will now have the option of signing the letter and sending it back for finalizing or alternatively, calling our office to answer a series of questions for authentication and status confirmation.