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Learn more about Annual Plan Member Statements, substitute teaching, and what it means to have joined the plan.

Joining the Plan

Congratulations on joining the plan. ATRF is here to navigate you through the pension waters from the time you begin teaching to when you’re ready for retirement.

If you’re a salaried teacher employed under a teaching contract with a plan employer, you will automatically join the plan. Learn more by clicking the button below.

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Substitute Teaching

Substitute teachers not employed under a teaching contract do not participate in the plans and therefore, no pension contributions are deducted from your salary for substitute service with an ATRF employer. If you worked as a substitute teacher for an ATRF employer after May 1, 1971, you may be eligible to purchase that service.

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Annual Plan Member Statements

Once a year, plan member statements are mailed to members. However, if you’ve chosen to receive a digital copy through your MyPension account, you may be able to access your statement sooner. Statements are typically sent between December and March, based on when the data is received from employers and reconciled. The link below will indicate whether your digital statement is available.

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