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Retiree returning to work? 

All IMRF retirees must contact IMRF before returning to work for an IMRF employer. This applies even if the retiree is considering independent contract work with a unit of government.

Working for an IMRF employer while receiving an IMRF pension could result in significant negative financial consequences for an IMRF retiree.

Public Act 98-0389 of 2013 changed the return-to-work rules to require re-enrollment when the actual hours worked exceed 599 or 999 hours, even if the position is not “normally expected” to exceed the hourly standard.

You can download a chart IMRF developed to explain how the new public act impacts a retiree’s return to work. For more detail, see Section 5.20 F of the Manual for Authorized Agents.