National Pension Fund
455 Kehoe Blvd., Suite 101, Carol Stream, IL 60188
Voice: (630) 871-7733 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.gc-npf.org
NPF Changes Name
Fund now to be known as the Graphic Communications National Pension Fund
Please be advised that effective June 16, 2023, the GCC/IBT National Pension Fund changed its name to the Graphic Communications National Pension Fund (“NPF”). This change occurred because the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (“IBT”) terminated the merger agreement between the IBT and and the Fund's Union Sponsor, the Graphic Communications Conference of the IBT, and because the Union Sponsor changed its name to the Printing Packaging & Production Workers Union of North America (“PPPWU”).
No action is required by any of the Fund's stakeholders.
Notice: Retirees and Beneficiaries whose benefits have been suspended for failure to submit their Attestation of Life Form should contact the Fund Office at 630-871-7733 for instructions on how to reinstate their benefits
In 2022 Attestation of Life Forms were required from all retirees and beneficiaries in order to ensure that benefits are only being paid to properly entitled individuals. While a witness to the Participant/Beneficiary's signature was required, the Form did not need to be notarized. The Form, Instructions and a return envelope were: included with the 2021 1099-R Tax Form mailing in January 2022; were mailed again in April 2022; and the Final Notices were mailed at the beginning of August 2022. Copies of the Form and Instructions can be obtained by contacting the Fund Office by email to email@example.com or by calling the Fund office at 630-871-7733
The Fund Office is also searching for missing Participants
YOU, A RELATIVE OR ACQUAINTENCE MAY BE ENTITLED TO PENSION BENEFITS FROM THE FUND.
If you have received a phone call, mailing or email from a Fund representative, IT IS NOT A SCAM
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Fund Office at 630-871-7733
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance Regarding the
Extension of Benefit Appeal/Claim Deadlines
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued guidance regarding the extension of benefit appeal deadlines as a result
of the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is time sensitive so if you have any pending appeals or claims,
please Click on the following link for more information: DOL Appeal/Claim Extension Guidance
. . . . . . . . . . .What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity. . . . . . .
How to Safeguard Your Personal Information
The Fund Office and its service providers have in place various privacy, security, and anti-fraud measures to safeguard your confidential information and the Fund's assets. You are also responsible for taking reasonable measures to keep your information secure in cyberspace. Your personal information (including your name, date of birth, Social Security number, and bank account or other financial information), account login information (user IDs, passwords, PINs, security questions, etc.), and contact information (mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address) are valuable to criminals who may want to impersonate you or steal from you. The following are some of the steps you can take to help protect your identity and financial security:
Register, set up, and check your online accounts frequently. Activate any enhanced security features such as multi-factor authentication and automatic account lock, if available.
Use strong and unique passwords. Do not share, repeat, or reuse passwords. Change passwords frequently or after a security breach.
Keep your personal and beneficiary contact information (name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address) current with the Fund Office. Notify the Fund Office as soon as possible after you move, change jobs, or retire.
Immediately report any unusual or suspicious activity to the Fund Office, for example, suspicious activity on the account to which you receive direct deposits from the Fund.
Safeguard your personal information and beware of fraudsters and scammers. If you discover or suspect your personal information has been exposed or if you have been the victim of financial fraud, identity theft, or a security breach that could affect your retirement benefits, please notify the Fund Office immediately.
Consider shredding or otherwise securely disposing of all documents containing personal or sensitive information.
Practice safe computing habits. These include: accessing your accounts through secure, private network connections only, turning on your firewall, and keeping your antivirus and other software up to date.
Carefully review and follow security requirements and recommendations in notices and alerts you receive from the Fund or other service providers.
Please contact the Fund Office if you have any questions.
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