2019 NEBF Temporary Return to Work Amendment
The NEBF has approved a temporary return to work amendment for 2019. All normal and early retirees who
retired prior to December 2018 are permitted to return to work in 2019 for up to 600 hours. Click on the link
below for details. If you have any questions, contact Heather at Local 8 at 419-666-8920.
NEBF Early Retirement Benefits
NEBF offers an Early Retirement Benefit with no reduction as long as you meet all four
of the specific criteria listed below.
1. You are Vested (5 or more years), and
2. You are age 62, 63, or 64, and
3. You are retired from the electrical industry, and
4. You have worked for a Covered Employer for 300 or more hours in any one of the seven
calendar years immediately before the month of your 62nd birthday.
If you do not meet all four criteria listed above, there is a Reduced Early Retirement Benefit
option. There is also a Normal Retirement Benefit option at no reduction at age 65.
As a reminder, you can create an online account through www.nebf.com and
receive your Benefit Estimate directly.
Your specific circumstance may be different than others; please contact Heather in the business
office at 419-666-8920 with any questions regarding your NEBF retirement options. Keep in mind, pension applications may take up to 90 days to process, so please schedule your appointment in advance.
NEBF Status Letters Mailed to Members
Recently, NEBF sent out status letters to members detailing hours and years of service. NEBF
typically has a 3-4 month lag from the time hours are reported and the hours shown on your account.
To check on your NEBF benefits, log onto their Online Benefits Portal at www.nebf.com/nebf
and create an account; just keep in mind, all of your 2017 hours will not be recorded yet.
Contact Heather in the Business Office at 419-666-8920 if you have any questions.