Welcome to the American Federation of Musicians and Employers' Pension Fund
This website contains comprehensive information for Participants, Locals and Employers! This website reflects the commitment of the AFM-EPF to provide you with the highest level of service.
CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS - This section provides up-to-date announcements and notices. Click on the following links for current information about the Fund. The Fund Office has no additional information to provide about these current announcements; you should check this section of the website for updates.
The Summary Plan Description – 2013
has been posted on the website. You should be receiving a copy in the mail in the near future unless you have opted for e-delivery. The booklet summarizes the most important features of the American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Plan (the Plan), including all changes made to the Plan through September 30, 2013.
IMPACT OF SUPREME COURT'S DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT (DOMA) DECISION ON PLAN BENEFITS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ
Required Notices - July 26, 2013
As required by law, the following items will be mailed to Participants, Beneficiaries, Employers, AFM and AFM Locals on July 26, 2013:
- Cover Letter
- Notice of Critical Status for Plan Year Ending March 31, 2014 - This notice advises you that, as was the case the last three years, the Plan was certified in critical status. It describes the legal reason for that certification and discusses the implications of it.
- Annual Funding Notice for Plan Year Ending March 31, 2013- All defined benefit plans like the Plan are required to provide you with this annual notice, regardless of their funded status. Please be aware that parts of this notice reflect the finances of the Plan as of April 1, 2012, rather than March 31, 2013.
Notice to Participants and Beneficiaries Regarding Funding Relief - This document advises you that the Plan's Board of Trustees elected to take advantage of special rules that provide a longer period for the Plan to take into account the unprecedented investment losses in the Plan year ending March 31, 2009. The notice also discusses the implications of that election.
NEW and NOTEWORTHY
- Pension Estimator Enhancements - The updated version of the Pension Estimator automatically populates the contributions for benefit periods A through E with the contributions from the participant's last published Covered Earnings Report. The participant can enter future projected contributions prior to generating an estimate. The Estimator can be used by any registered
participant regardless of whether s/he is currently vested in a pension benefit.
Register on our website
through the "Participant Portal" (located in the lower left hand corner of the home page). You will be able to access some personal information on file at the American Federation of Musicians & Employers' Pension Fund.
American Federation of Musicians and
Employers' Pension Fund
14 Penn Plaza - 12th Floor
PO Box 2673
New York, NY 10117-0262
(800) 833-8065 Ext. 1311