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Pension Plan – Participation


The date you become a participant in the Plan (called your “Entry Date”) depends on when you were hired.

You become a participant in the Plan as of January 1st or July 1st (whichever is earlier) following the date you complete a year of Eligibility Service and are an eligible associate, if you were:

  • Hired on or after January 1, 2013
  • Rehired by an Advocate Company on or after January 1, 2013 and have one or m ore "Breaks in Service" when you were rehired
  • Hired or rehired before January 1, 2012 but you did not complete a year of Eligibility Service as of January 1, 2013
  • Hired or rehired between January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2013 but you did not complete a year of Eligibility Service during your first consecutive 12-month period following your date of hire or rehire.

Examples:

  • If Associate A is hired on March 3, 2013 and completes 1,000 hours of service by March 3, 2014, his/her Entry Date is July 1, 2014.
  • If Associate B is hired on June 15, 2013 and does not complete 1,000 hours of service between January 1, 2014 and August 20, 2014 his Entry Date is January 1, 2015 and he will be eligible to receive pay credits under the Pension Plan beginning on January 1, 2015.

You become a participant in the Plan as of the first day of the first pay period following the date on which you first complete a year of Eligibility Service and are an eligible associate, if you were:

  • Rehired on or after January 1, 2013 but have no "Breaks in Service" when you were rehired
  • Hired or rehired before January 1, 2012 and you completed at least a year of Eligibility Service before January 1, 2013
  • Hired or rehired between January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2013 and you completed at least a year of Eligibility Service during your first consecutive 12-month period following your date of hire or rehire.