Participating in the Annuity Fund
If you are a member of Local 94 and work for an employer who contributes to the Local 94 Annuity Fund, you are eligible to participate in the Plan. You become eligible to participate on your first day of work for which an employer is required to contribute to the Plan.
You are not eligible to participate in the Plan if you are an independent contractor, paid through a third-party leasing company or other third-party agency, or if you are classified by a Contributing Employer as a leased employee, even if you are working for a Contributing Employer.
Enrolling in the Fund
Once you become eligible to participate in the Plan, an Individual Account will be set up in your name. Your account holds all required contributions made on your behalf by Contributing Employers, as well as any eligible funds rolled over from previous accounts.
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What are the acceptable reasons for taking a loan from my Annuity Fund account?
In certain cases, you can take out a loan from your Annuity Fund account. Reasons to take out a loan include:
- Buying or fixing a principal residence
- Medical bills that are not reimbursed by medical insurance
- Educational expenses (tuition) at an accredited school, including vocational school, at any level
- Expenses incurred for the legal adoption of a child
- Funeral expenses incurred because of the death of your Spouse or a dependent child
You are eligible to apply for a loan if you are actively employed by a Contributing Employer, and you have been so employed for at least three years. You may have only one loan outstanding at a time. An outstanding loan balance (active or defaulted) must be paid in full prior to applying for a subsequent loan (except those loans that were defaulted prior to January 1, 1996). The maximum loan amount is the lesser of $50,000 or 50% of your account balance.
For more information, please go to the Annuity Fund section of this site.