Pension Confirmation Letters
Each year ATRF conducts a review to confirm that pensions are being paid appropriately to eligible retired teachers and/or their nominee.
Each year 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 be sent a letter varies. The criteria take into account the type of pension option selected, age, residency, and numerous other factors.
If you want to make sure you are responding to an official request from ATRF, you can find out if you have been selected to receive a letter through your MyPension account on ATRF’s secure member portal. Once you send us your letter, you can also track the progress to ensure it was received.
If we do not receive your completed confirmation letter within the allotted time frame, your pension may be suspended. Once we receive your completed confirmation letter, payments will resume retroactively.