Basic Employee and Employer contributions are not legally required after the member has past their normal retirement date (currently age 60). However, an employee may elect to continue to make additional voluntary contributions (AVCs) to increase the size of their fund prior to their final retirement.
- continues to be employed by your organization; and
- completes a Late Retirement Election Form at least 30 days prior to his/her normal retirement date (i.e., the first of the month following his/her 60th birthday).
If an employee elects to continue making AVCs, contributions will be deducted until the employee revokes the election or terminates employment, whichever comes first.
To revoke an election, the employee must complete the Revocation of Late Retirement Election Form. The form should be completed at least 60 days before the employee wants to stop making contributions.
Once the employee terminates employment or submits the Revocation of Late Retirement Election Form, the client services agent will send the employee:
- a Notification of Retirement Form, which will provide the employee with details of his/her pension benefit; and
- an Election on Retirement Form, which the employee must use to select a retirement option.
The employee should return the Election of Retirement Form at least 30 days prior to his/her last day at work.