Looking for information about medical coverage for retirees? Visit the Retiree HRA Plan page under Health & Welfare section of the website.
Annual Retiree Signature Certification
Each January we ask every retiree to sign a Retiree Signature Certification Form. The form must be signed by the retiree and notarized by a Notary Public or an authorized Plan Representative, and returned to the Administrative Office.
The purpose of this form is to prevent fraudulent pension payments by verifying that you are receiving your benefit, and make sure that your information is current.
If you do not return the form, your monthly payments may be suspended. If you have further questions, please call the Administrative Office at (800) 478-1246 or email us.
Designating or Changing Beneficiaries
Your beneficiary designation should be kept up to date to be certain that death benefits will be paid in accordance with your wishes. If you wish to make any changes, please complete a new Pension Enrollment/Beneficiary Form. If you are married, your spouse is automatically the beneficiary and would have to formally consent to your election of another beneficiary.
Pension checks are credited to your bank account by direct deposit (or mailed if you do not provide your banking information) on the first day of the month, or the last business day of the previous month if the first is a holiday or weekend.
Sign Up for Direct Deposit
Direct deposit has many advantages: it’s timely, convenient, trackable, and more reliable than the mail system. We strongly encourage you to sign up for direct deposit of your pension check. To do so complete the Direct Deposit form and attach a voided check.
2024 Payment Schedule
Note: When you initially retire, there is usually a one month waiting period before you receive your first check. The first check will include the monthly pension payment for the first month and the current month.
Replacing a Lost Pension Check
If you do not receive your check as anticipated, please call (800) 478-1246 or email the Administrative Office for a replacement check.
If you are experiencing problems with your mail, you might consider signing up for Direct Deposit to ensure you receive your check on time.
Retirement Savings Plan Distributions
Different rules apply to distributions of employer contributions, voluntary pre-tax contributions and voluntary after-tax contributions.
See the Retirement Savings Plan Summary Plan Description (RSP-SPD) for details on the payment of benefits and eligibility requirements for a distribution.
Login to Participant EDGE to download a Distribution Form or contact the Administrative Office at (907) 276-1246 or toll-free at 1-(800) 478-1246 or by email to request a Distribution Form be sent to you.
Note: when you submit the distribution request, you must also supply proof of your age and proof of marital status.
For proof of age, you can submit one of these original documents:
- Birth Certificate
- Infant Baptismal Certificate
Or two Certified Copies of the following:
- Naturalization Papers
- US Census report that is at least 10 years old
- Life insurance policies that are at least 10 years old
- Family bible entries
- Recorded Marriage Certificate
- Early school records
- Affidavit of Birth
- Social Security Information or Card
- U.S. Armed Forces Release
Acceptable proof of marital status includes original or certified copy(ies) of your most recent recorded marriage certificate and/or complete divorce decree(s), including finding(s) of fact and any property settlement agreement(s).
Working After Retirement
If you are employed after your retirement in the state of Alaska, you must notify the Administrative Office by phone (800) 478-1246 or email, preferably in advance. See the Pension Plan Summary Plan Description (Pension-SPD) for details on reemployment after retirement.
Note: If you return to work and do not notify the Administrative Office, it is presumed you are working more than 40 hours a month in “post-retirement service” and your pension payments will be suspended while you are employed.
It’s important to notify the Administrative Office at (800) 478-1246 or by email as soon as practical after the death of a retiree, spouse, or beneficiary. The Administration Office will provide instructions on how to proceed and what documentation is required.