July 14, 2017

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OneEmployers encouraged to complete Q2 Survey
IMRF employers are encouraged to complete and return the Second Quarter 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.

Distributed by email directly ­­to Authorized Agents and Web Assistants, the survey furthers IMRF's service mission to gauge employer experiences and opinions in streamlined, quarterly surveys. This enhanced survey approach is in direct response to prior employer feedback.

IMRF Authorized Agents and Web Assistants are encouraged to complete the survey no later than 4:00 PM, Wednesday, July 19.
TwoAuthorized Agent Workshops underway
Authorized Agents and staff members who assist with day-to-day IMRF processes - including enrollment, wage reporting, benefit applications, and various member inquiries - are encouraged to attend an Authorized Agent Certification Workshop. The complete workshop calendar is available on IMRF's website, www.imrf.org, on the IMRF Workshops page.
Each one-day training workshop provides attendees an opportunity to learn more about IMRF procedures, changes to the Illinois Pension Code, and other topics that impact member benefits. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided at each workshop.
Log in to Employer Access to register online for an Authorized Agent Certification Workshop in your area. To register others at your employer who assist with IMRF duties, create a "Web Assistant" account(s) for them through Employer Access so they may self-register for a workshop.
ThreeIMRF Executive Director on CNBC
IMRF Executive Director Louis W. Kosiba recently discussed Illinois' pension landscape during a nationally-televised segment of CNBC's business news program, "Power Lunch."

"Power Lunch" reports on events of the business day, covering the latest developments and providing analysis on the day's leading stories.
FourOnline Payment Portal to change July 28
The First Data Government Solutions online portal used by IMRF employers to remit payments will change on July 28. Employers will access the portal via a new website address. This new portal will help IMRF employers safeguard against malicious cyber-threats.
IMRF employers who reach the portal through Employer Access will be automatically redirected to the new website address. All employers will need to create a new online user name and password. An IMRF EFT Number and PIN will be required to complete the process.
Employers who access the portal through bookmarks saved on their computers' browsers will need to update their bookmarks.
All questions about this change may be directed to First Data Corporation at 1-800-332-4125.
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