Annuity and Savings Fund

To access your account online:

The first time you log on you will be required to create a username and your pin number.

After you log on, you will have the ability to do the following:

  • Check total shares by fund
  • Check balances by fund
  • Verify existing investment elections
  • Change investment elections
  • Transfer among funds
  • Detailed information on plan investments

To access your account by telephone:

Call the voice response system at 1-800-338-4015, and provide the following information:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your PIN Number
  • Available Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm EST.

If you have lost or forgotten your PIN number, you can call Empower Retirement to obtain a temporary PIN via the phone.  You will be required to provide verification of your identity by answering a few questions on a recorded line.  Then you will be provided a temporary PIN number that expires within 24 hours.  When using this temporary PIN number to access your account, you will be prompted to change the PIN to a permanent one of your choosing.

If you are calling Empower Retirement without a PIN number, please press 0 to be connected to a customer service representative.

Direct Contact Information:

Empower Retirement
PO Box 173764
Denver, CO  80217-3764

Express Address:
8515 E Orchard Rd
Greenwood Village, CO  80111-5002

Phone:     1-800-338-4015
Fax:          1-866-745-5766
Website:  www.empower-retirement.com/participant

WHAT’S NEW

Effective November 30, 2015, the Vanguard 500 Index Fund and the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Funds will be replaced by their Admiral Share classes.  The Manning & Napier Pro-Blend Conservative Term Series, Pro-Blend Extended Term Series, Pro-Blend Max Term Series and Pro-Blend Mod Term Series will be replaced by the Vanguard Target Retirement Funds, based on your current age. Click here to view a full copy of the participant notice mailed.

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The Trustee Directed default fund is the age appropriate Vanguard Target Retirement funds for all contributions reported on and after June 1, 2014.

The Vanguard Target Retirement funds offer you a professionally managed solution for how to invest your retirement money.  Each Target Retirement fund is a diversified mix of stocks, bonds, and cash that automatically become more conservative over time.  Experienced investment professionals carefully select and manage the mix of investments to help you meet your changing needs over time as you near retirement.

You have the ability to direct how all of your contributions are invested.  Should you wish to make an investment option election yourself, you can complete a Participant Enrollment form, you can access your account online at www.empower-retirement.com/participant or by calling 1-800-338-4015.

To help you become more familiar with your Fund and the investment options available, the Board of Trustees have arranged for SteelOaks Investment Advisers to prepare and attend an annual Participant Education meeting at each of the Union branch offices.  At this meeting they will review the Fund and explain the investment options in detail, along with answering any questions which you may have.  The 2016 area meeting locations and dates are shown below:

Area Location Date and Time
Beckley Branch Office 03/12/2017 at 1:30 pm
Charleston Union Hall 03/19/2017 at 1:30 pm
Petersburg Branch Office 03/26/2017 at 1:30 pm
Clarksburg Branch Office 04/02/2017 at 1:30 pm
Glen Dale Branch Office 04/09/2017 at 1:30 pm

 

All Apprentices are required to attend at least one of the scheduled classes.

The Fund Office will also mail all participants a formal notice in February 2017.


Annuity & Savings Fund

The services provided to you by Empower Retirement will allow you to call, or log in through the Internet at www.empower-retirement.com/participant, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  You and only you will be able to access information about your account.  Your privacy will be protected.  When you call or log in, you will need your Access Code, user ID, and user password (this information will be provided to you by US Mail when you become a participant in the Fund).

For free investment advice, you can contact SteelOaks Investment Advisers at 1-888-811-2855 and ask to speak with Michael Payne.  He can also be reached by email at mpayne@steeloaks.com.

When you become a participant you will have to make some important decisions as to how you want to allocate your assets (meaning the contributions made to the Fund).  Asset allocation simply means how you invest your money among the different asset classes, such as the mutual funds which are available for investment.  Asset allocation is important because it helps to diversify your investments and is a powerful strategy for balancing risk and return.

You are able to choose from the following mutual funds for investment:

Investment Fund Name Symbol
 Vanguard Target Retirement Income Fund VTINX
Vanguard Target Retirement 2015 Fund VTXVX
Vanguard Target Retirement 2020 Fund VTWNX
Vanguard Target Retirement 2025 Fund VTTVX
Vanguard Target Retirement 2030 Fund VTHRX
Vanguard Target Retirement 2035 Fund VTTHX
Vanguard Target Retirement 2040 Fund VFORX
Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 Fund VTIVX
Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 Fund VFIFX
Vanguard Target Retirement 2055 Fund VFFVX
Vanguard Target Retirement 2060 Fund VTTSX
Harbor International Instl HAINX
Sterling Cap Stratton Small-Cap Value Fund STSCX
Federated Mid-Cap Index Svc FMDCX
Fidelity Contrafund FCNTX
Vanguard 500 Index Fund – Admiral VFIAX
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index – Admiral VBTLX
Federated Capital Preservation Fund N/A