Retirement Plan at-a-glance

The AFTRA Retirement Plan, together with Social Security and your personal savings, can provide a steady stream of income during your retirement years. The Retirement Plan is a defined benefit plan, meaning that your pension benefit is an annuity, or a fixed monthly amount. The value of your pension is based upon your career earnings and contributions we receive on your behalf for AFTRA-covered employment. 

The AFTRA Retirement Plan offers seven different annuities from which you may choose. The following pages provide an overview of your Retirement Plan options and other information to help you make the most of your benefits.

Standard annuities
Optional annuities
Who qualifies for Retirement Plan benefits   
How contributions and earnings are credited
How your pension is calculated
When you can begin receiving your pension
Before you retire: A checklist
Survivor benefits

Retirement Fund section intro page

Please note that the information provided here is only a summary of these options. For details and additional information, refer to the current Retirement Fund Summary Plan Description and any subsequent Benefits Updates.

  • 2023 Earnings Statements Issued

    May 15, 2024, 11:58 AM by sh
    Summary: Performers are encouraged to review and verify the accuracy of information on their Earnings Statement upon receiving the statement in the mail. Review your earnings information online via the participant portal.
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  • The first pension payment of the New Year will arrive by direct deposit on Jan. 2, 2024

    Dec 22, 2023, 12:07 PM by sh
    Summary: The AFTRA Retirement Fund will be distributing the first benefit payment of the 2024 calendar year on Jan. 1, 2024, to ensure that the payment is applied toward your 2024 earnings. However, because of the New Year’s holiday, payments will be posted by the financial institution on Jan. 2, 2024.
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