2021 IPPFA MidAmerican Pension Conference
September 29th - October 1st, 2021
Oak Brook Hills Resort
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2021 Heroes Family Fund MidAmerican
Golf Outing
2020 Investment Returns by
Article 3/4 Funds
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Survey shows most first responders have
post-retirement careers
The results of a new survey conducted by the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) indicate the majority of Illinois firefighting and law enforcement professionals continue working in a variety of professions after retiring from their first responder jobs. Read More
Mandatory 4 Hours of
Transition Training Available
Under Public Act 101-0610, current pension trustees are now
required to obtain 4-hours of consolidation transition
training. IPPFA is now offering this training online with the
cooperation of the Brookfield Fire Pension Fund and
Northern Illinois University.

IPPFA Press Release:
Pension Obligation Bonds Study
"The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association urges communities to examine Pension Obligation Bonds as possible solution to unfunded liabilities."
To view the IPPFA's study on Pension Obligation Bonds, please click the button below.
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IPPFA Praises Signing of First
Responders Suicide Prevention
The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) praised the signing of the Illinois First Responders Suicide Prevention Act, a new law the IPPFA drafted that will help fight the number one cause of duty-related deaths in the state. Read More
Mental Health of First Responders
Watch IPPFA Vice President Shawn Curry appear on "At Issue with H Wayne Wilson" to discuss the legislation passed by the State of Illinois to reduce the number of police officer suicides. Watch Here
Police Officers: Why We Do It
Come take a look at our video, and find out why Police Officers do what they do. Police Officers: Why We Do It
Firefighters: Why We Do It
Come take a look at our video, and find out why Firefighters do what they do. Firefighters: Why We Do It

Welcome to the IPPFA

The IPPFA was founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit organization whose mandate was to educate public pension fund trustees. In 2009, the IPPFA became the primary education provider for public pension fund trustees in the state of Illinois. Our members manage over eighteen billion dollars in pension assets.

IPPFA Benefits — The Wise Choice

Wise Choice for Educators

A low fee, transparent and high service alternative to the supplemental retirement plans offered by insurance companies.

Wise Choice for Public Employees

The plan uses “pension style” investment funds, built around sound asset allocation and modern portfolio theory, in the core product.

Retirement Health Care Funding

How would you like to pay for your healthcare cost in retirement all tax-free? This also includes the insurance premiums.

Become a Member

Apply to Become a Member

The IPPFA services meets member needs by holding educational seminars and an annual training conferences, by producing trustee and investment handbooks, by making referrals for professional services as required, by sponsoring legislation, by creating networking opportunities, and by sponsoring prepaid medical retirement plans and an optional defined contribution plan.


Illinois Public Pension Fund Association
is Preparing Pension Funds for Tomorrow