Summary Plan Description

The Inter-Local Fund Trust Indenture, the basic document governing the Fund’s operations, as amended and in effect on July 1, 2014, as well as The Summary Plan Description (SPD) are available to download below. The SPD is written as clearly and completely as possible in order to give a full picture of what the plan is, how it works, what the benefits and contributions are, and other matters you may find useful.

The Fund has tried to make this Summary Plan Description as accurate as possible. However, the official legal document on the basis of which all rights and obligations under the Plan are determined is still the Inter-Local Pension Fund Trust Indenture (included as part of the SPD download).

If you have any questions about procedures or forms used in plan administration which are not answered in the Summary Plan Description or in the Trust Indenture, the office of your participating local union may be able to help identify the appropriate section of the Trust Indenture.  However, only the Fund office can give information about Fund procedures or forms. Read More

SPD July 2014

Basic Financial Statement

This is a summary of the annual report for the Inter-Local Pension Fund of the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, EIN 36-2164320, for the year ended June 30, 2015. The annual report has been filed with the Employee Benefits Security Administration as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

Benefits under the plan are provided by the trust. The value of plan assets, after subtracting liabilities of the plan, was $1,006,915,118 as of June 30, 2015, compared to $1,088,578,395 as of July 1, 2014. During the plan year, the plan experienced a decrease in its net assets of ($81,663,277). This decrease included unrealized appreciation or depreciation in the value of plan assets; that is, the difference between the value of the plan’s assets at the end of the year and the value of the assets at the beginning of the year or the cost of assets acquired during the year. During the plan year, the plan had total income of $54,289,282 including (but not limited to) employee contributions of $18,172,178, realized losses of $2,454,064 from the sale of assets, and earnings from investments of $38,341,999.

Plan expenses were $135,952,559. These expenses included $1,830,671 in administrative expenses and $134,121,918 in benefits paid to participants and beneficiaries. A total of 38,129 persons were participants in or beneficiaries of the plan at the end of the plan year, although not all of these persons had yet earned the right to receive benefits.

Minimum Funding Standards

The plan is exempted from the provisions of ERISA which deal with minimum funding standards.

Your Rights to Additional Information

You have the right to receive a copy of the full annual report, or any part thereof, upon request. The items listed below are included in that report:

  1. an accountant's report;
  2. financial information and information on payments to service providers;
  3. insurance information including sales commissions paid by insurance carriers;
  4. assets held for investment;
  5. transactions in excess of 5 percent of plan assets; and
  6. information regarding any common or collective trusts, pooled separate accounts, master trusts or 103-12 investment entities in which the plan participates.
  7. actuarial information regarding the funding of the plan.

To obtain a copy of the full annual report or any part thereof, write or call Lawrence C. Mitchell, who is Executive Director of the Fund, at 455 Kehoe Boulevard, Suite 100, Carol Stream, IL 60188, (630) 752-8400. The charge to cover copying costs will be $304.50 for the full annual report or $.25 per page for any part thereof.

You also have the right to receive from the plan administrator, on request and at no charge, a statement of the assets and liabilities of the plan and accompanying notes, or a statement of income and expenses of the plan and accompanying notes, or both. If you request a copy of the full annual report from the plan administrator, these two statements and accompanying notes will be included as part of that report. The charge to cover our copying costs given above does not include a charge for the copying of these portions of the report because these portions are furnished without charge.

You also have the legally protected right to examine the annual report at the main office of the plan at 455 Kehoe Boulevard, Suite 100, Carol Stream, IL 60188 and at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of copying costs. Requests to the Department of Labor should be addressed to: Public Disclosure Room, Room N1513, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210

Christopher Yatchak

Local 577M
Germantown, WI

“Today’s workers fear that they might run out of retirement savings before they die. It’s important to compare how defined benefit and defined contribution pension funds work and know what you should expect. How do you make your savings last the rest of your life?

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James Klug

Local 577 M
Cedarburg, WI

“It’s a rare fund and my retirement would be poor without it. I can’t think of any other fund that you get every penny you put in. When I retired, I had paid in a total of $88,000 over 39 years. If I live 25 years past my retirement age, the fund will provide a little under a million dollars in pension payments. I got what I paid in a couple of years and the rest is pure profit.

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John Greco

Local 14M
Philadelphia, PA

"The ILPF is a good investment. I’ve been working at my present job for 39 years, but the employer plan will provide me with less than $800 a month when I retire. Contrast that with the payment I’ll receive from the Fund. Even by age 63, before I plan to retire, I’ll have already earned more than twice as much a month.

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Harold Moore

Local 285M
Washington, DC

“I plan on working until I’m eligible for full retirement benefits. I think the ILPF provides really excellent benefits. My contribution is taken directly out of my paycheck. I don’t have to think about it, so it’s easy to save for retirement. Belonging to the ILPF gives me a great sense of security. 

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Norma Balentine

Local 577M
Milwaukee, WI

“None of my previous jobs offered a defined benefit pension plan.  We’ve seen how the benefits provided by plans based on stocks, such as 401(k)s, can erode as the stock market plummets.   The ILPF is a gift that very few workers have – a lifelong benefit.

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Teamsters Local 299



New Boston, MI

“We felt like we needed to take control of our retirement. That’s why we voted to join the ILPF. The Fund is run exclusively by and for Teamsters. It was set up decades ago and has provided generations of union members with secure retirements.

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