AFM-EPF Postpones Planned "MPRA Participant Forums"
March 10, 2020
The AFM-EPF Trustees have been planning a series of MPRA Participant Forums to answer questions from participants and beneficiaries about the Plan's application to the U.S. Treasury Department to reduce benefits under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act. The Trustees were at the point of finalizing these forums, which were being scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on March 30, New York City on April 6 and Nashville on April 13.
U.S. Treasury Department to Host Outreach Calls with AFM-EPF Participants and Beneficiaries
February 19, 2020
The U.S. Treasury Department has informed the AFM-EPF that Treasury will host a series of conference calls to hear from participants and beneficiaries about the Plan's MPRA application. Callers will be able to provide feedback or ask questions live. Treasury staff will moderate and answer questions.
Exhausting "All Reasonable Measures" Before Using MPRA
February 11, 2020
Under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA), the Plan Trustees must demonstrate to the U.S. Treasury Department that they have exhausted "all reasonable measures" to avoid insolvency before applying to reduce benefits.
Public Comment Period for the MPRA Application is Open
January 18, 2020
On Friday, January 17, the U.S. Treasury Department posted the AFM-EPF's application to prevent insolvency by reducing benefits as necessary through the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA). Treasury also began accepting public comments on the application.
AFM-EPF Submits MPRA Application to U.S. Treasury Department. Participants Will Receive a Personalized Benefit Estimate Statement Via Postal Mail
January 7, 2020
On December 30, 2019, the AFM-EPF submitted an application to the U.S. Treasury Department to reduce benefits under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act ("MPRA") in order to prevent the Plan from becoming insolvent. We know that our participants have anticipated this difficult moment for some time. Now that the application has been submitted, we can provide important information about how each participant would be affected by the proposed benefit reductions if the application is approved by Treasury.