UANPF Plan Updates
The United Association National Pension Fund (UANPF) aims to keep our Participants, Local Unions and Employers informed of the latest news and updates related to the plan.
Below are several important updates you should be aware of:
Pension Fund Name Change
Updated on 07/01/2021
The Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund has officially changed it’s name to the United Association National Pension Fund or UANPF. In the same way that the UA and the industries it leads are constantly evolving and growing, the National Pension Fund Board of Trustees felt this was an important change to better reflect the diverse range of workers participating in the Fund today, and in the future.
You will see the new United Association National Pension Fund name throughout the newly launched website and on all of your communications moving forward from the Fund.
On-Line Pension Application and Payment Status Updates
Updated on 01/12/2021
IRS Form 1099-R Mailing
Updated on 01/27/2021
IRS Form 1099-R, which shows the distributions you received during the 2020 tax year from the National Pension Fund, will be mailed by Jan. 31, 2021, as required by the IRS.
If you do not receive your 1099-R Form by Feb. 15, 2021, please contact the Fund for a replacement copy. Please note, the Fund Office is not able to provide replacement 1099-R forms until after Feb. 15, 2021. However, you may use your secure log-in to our website to obtain copies of your 1099-R form and Instructions now.
Required Use of the PEERS Platform for All Contributing Employers
Updated on 01/12/2021
The Fund recently launched the Pension Electronic Employer Remittance System, better known as PEERS. As a secure, web-based electronic remittance system, PEERS will save contributing employers valuable time and expense when submitting their monthly remittances. In turn, it will allow the Fund to process contributions more efficiently and credit hours to Participants more promptly. This is one of many measures we are adopting to reduce administrative costs and increase the efficiency of Fund office operations.
We are onboarding employers to the PEERS system in stages, and as we continue that process, the use of PEERS will be mandated as the sole means of remitting employer contributions to the Fund. Employers are being sent invitation e-mails which require them to register with PEERS. Please click here for more information regarding the use of PEERS for all contribution Employers. Any employer that needs assistance with the transition to PEERS should contact the PEERS Helpdesk staff who are available from 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET, Monday thru Friday and can be reached by e-mail at PEERSHelpdesk@uanpf.com or by phone at 1-800-638-7442, ext. 3340.