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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Pension Plan

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston sponsors a defined benefit Pension Plan, which covers current and former employees of the Archdiocese and of other participating employers. The Pension Plan froze effective January 1, 2012. The Pension Plan provides monthly payments to over 2,000 retirees. Information about the retiree payment vendor and other related documentation can be found on the Retirees & Beneficiaries page.

Each year, vested RCAB Pension Plan participants who have left employment in the prior 12 months, or who are actively working and who turned age 55 in the last 12 months, will be offered a one-time, voluntary option to receive payment of vested Pension Plan benefits as either a lump sum distribution or an in-service or early annuity. Participants who waive one of these options will remain eligible to collect monthly payments from the RCAB Pension Plan upon turning age 55 and/or upon retirement from active employment with a participating employer. The following are informational documents on this topic:

The voluntary lump sum/annuity election processes may be suspended and/or the conditions under which they are offered may be amended by the Trustees of the Pension Plan at any time in the future.

To request an estimate of your RCAB Pension Plan benefit, please complete the Request for Pension Estimate form and send to the Benefits Office as noted on the bottom of the form.

For questions on your Pension Plan benefit or to commence monthly payments (note: three months' notice is required), please contact 617-746-5640 or benefits@rcab.org.

Upcoming Key Dates for Eligible Employees
Active Employee with a Vested Benefit and Age 55+
Election packages mailed September 20, 2021
Election period September 24, 2021 – December 1, 2021
Informational meeting October 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM
(View additional information)
Lump sum payments made or annuity payments
January 2022

Additional information about the Pension Plan, including helpful forms and documents, is available on the Forms & Documents page.



The 2021 election period is September 21 - December 1, 2021.


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