Deferred Compensation

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Deferred Compensation

Cook County offers a Section 457 deferred compensation plan as a tax-deferred method for you to save for retirement. Employees enrolled in the plan make voluntary contributions each pay period and invest in an array of investment options to help prepare for their income needs in retirement. This account is a voluntary contribution that can help to bridge the gap between your defined benefit plan (pension) and how much you will need while in retirement.

Letter from the President

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    Retirement Planning 101

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    Schedule an in person or virtual appointment with a Retirement Specialist.

    • Regular Limit: $22,500
    • Age 50+ Catch-up: $30,000
    • Special 457 Catch-up: $45,000


    Join us for a session on the benefits of enrolling and participating in the Cook County Deferred Compensation Plan. Learn about tax deferred savings, investment options available and an overview of our easy and secure online enrollment process. All are welcome to participate.

    Every First Wednesday of the month | 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM CST | Register now

    Asset Allocation

    Join us for a session to discuss your options for balancing risk and reward within your investment strategy. We'll talk about how individual goals, risk tolerance and time horizon for investing can be considered, and why they're each important. All are welcome to participate.

    Every Second Wednesday of the month | 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM CST | Register now

    Approaching Retirement

    Join us for a session about important considerations as you get closer to retirement. We will discuss longevity, income sources, asset consolidation, and required minimum distributions. All are welcome to attend.

    Every Third Wednesday of the month | 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM CST | Register now

    Investment Strategies

    Join us for a session about different approaches available to you within your deferred compensation plan. We'll discuss how to devise risk management strategies in sync with your unique human nature and the impact time, compounding, and dollar-cost averaging can have on your account. All are welcome to attend.

    Every Fourth Wednesday of the month | 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM CST | Register now

    2020 (Q1Q2Q3Q4) Plan Reviews

    2021 (Q1Q2Q3Q4) Plan Reviews

    2022 (Q1Q2Q3, Q4) Plan Reviews

    2023 (Q1) Plan Reviews

    Cook County FY21 Audit Report

    Cook County FY20 Audit Report

    Cook County FY21 Financial Statement Report

    Article IX Deferred Compensation Committee

    Section 9.01.   Membership of Committee.  A committee of at least nine (9) members shall be known as the “Deferred Compensation Committee” (hereafter the “Committee). The following individuals shall serve on the Committee: Chief Administrative Officer, County Comptroller, Comptroller of the Forest Preserve District, a representative appointed by the Chief Executive Officer of the County Health and Hospital System, and a Representative appointed by the County Treasurer.  The remaining members shall be appointed by the President of the Count Board of Commissioners. The Committee shall appoint, select, or elect a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, and a Secretary, under such policies and procedures as are adopted by the Committee. All members of the Committee shall serve without compensation.

    Current Cook County Deferred Compensation Committee Members