2019 Retirement Board Election Notice
From June 4, 2019 through June 17, 2019 the Kansas City Police Employees’ Retirement Systems (KCPERS) will hold an election to fill one position on the Retirement Board created by the expiring term of (Ret.) Sergeant Robert W. Jones. According to applicable state statutes any individual can seek this open position. (Ret.) Sergeant Jones has indicated that he will be seeking reelection.
Candidates should submit a letter declaring their candidacy and identifying the seat they are seeking, accompanied by their resume, to the attention of Thomas Mills, Election Director, at the KCPERS office, 9701 Marion Park Drive, no later than April 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Following the close of the election filing period a meeting will be scheduled for all candidates to ask questions about the election process and for candidates to submit their final short biography/candidate profile to be included in the voting ballot packet that will be mailed to all members.
The Retirement Board has engaged Intelliscan, Inc. to conduct the trustee election. Members will be able to cast their vote by mail, phone or by logging on to a secure website. Please watch your mail carefully for your election ballot from the Kansas City Police Employees’ Retirement Systems and Intelliscan so that you do not miss instructions on how to cast your vote. Ballots and voting instructions will be mailed to all KCPERS members on June 3, 2019. All votes must be received at Intelliscan’s office in Pennsylvania by June 17, 2019. Official voting results will be provided to the Election Director and Retirement Board Chair on June 18.
Anyone needing additional information about the Retirement Board election should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 224-9118 or through the KCPERS office at (816) 482-8138.
(Ret.) Deputy Chief Thomas Mills
2019 KCPERS Election Director
2019 Retirement Board Election Schedule
2018 Tax Information and Mailing Schedule for IRS Form 1099R
This year, as usual, your IRS Form 1099R for filing your 2018 taxes will be mailed to you by Northern Trust. Northern is the company that processes the Police and Civilian Employees’ Retirement Systems monthly benefit payments.
Northern has advised us that 1099R’s for both retirement systems will be mailed to all retirees prior to January 31, 2019. While the Retirement System can request a duplicate form, Northern Trust charges the Retirement System for each duplicate 1099R we request. If you do not receive your 1099R by February 10, 2019 please contact the Retirement Office.
For those of you filing taxes in Missouri, below you will find additional information about Missouri’s Public Pension and Social Security Exemptions and Qualified Health Insurance Premiums. For those retired Police plan members who have their health insurance premium deducted from their monthly benefit check, below you will find a link to additional information about the IRS treatment of insurance premiums for retired public safety officers.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the Retirement Office at 816 482-8138.
Missouri Public Pension and Social Security Exemption
Retired members of KCPERS that are Missouri tax filers may be eligible to exempt a portion of their pension and/or Social Security income from Missouri income tax. To claim the pension and/or Social Security exemption on 2018 returns, Missouri tax filers will need to file using Form MO-1040, otherwise known as the long form, or Form MO-1040P, short form. If filing on Form MO-1040, you will need to complete the worksheet in Part 3 of Form MO-A and file it along with Form MO-1040. If you were age 62 by December 31, 2018 and received Social Security benefits, you will also want to complete the section for the Social Security exemption in Part 3. If filing on Form MO-1040P, the calculation of the pension and/or Social Security exemption is found on page 3 of that form.
Generally for 2018 tax returns, the pension exemption will be calculated as the amount of your taxable pension, limited to a maximum of $37,720 for each taxpayer, and then reduced by the amount of your nontaxable social security benefits, if any. The amount of your pension exemption may be reduced for married couples with Missouri adjusted gross income above $100,000 or for single taxpayers with Missouri adjusted gross income above $85,000. Your exemption is decreased by the amount your income exceeds the limit.
For more information regarding eligibility please contact the Missouri Department of Revenue at (573) 751-3505 or www.dor.mo.gov, or consult your tax professional.
Qualified Health Insurance Premiums
Missouri also allows a subtraction from federal adjusted gross income for qualified health insurance premiums. On 2018 tax returns, the subtraction is taken on Line 12 of Part 1 of Form MO-A and filed along with Form MO-1040. The Missouri Department of Revenue supplies a worksheet for Line 12 of Form MO-A which can be found in the MO-1040 instruction packet.
IRS Treatment of Insurance Premiums for Retired Public Safety Officers
Retirement Board Election Update
The nomination period for the
2018 Retirement Board election ended on May 1. The terms of the three
designated board seats held by Donna Jasper (Accounting), (Ret) P.O. Matt
Tomasic, and (Ret.) Sgt. Gary Jenkins all expire in June. The candidates who
filed for the three seats are Scott Hummel (Crime Lab) for the seat designated
for a member of the Civilian Employees’ plan; Det. Chad Pickens (Narcotics
& Vice Division) for the seat designated for an active member of the Police
plan who has not attained the rank of Sergeant or above; and (Ret.) Deputy
Chief Tom Mills for the seat designated for a retired member of the Police
When only one candidate files
for a board seat there is no balloting and the candidate shall be declared
elected by the Retirement Board. The Retirement Board will certify the results
of the election and swear in the new Board members at the June 14 Retirement
Thanks to Donna Jasper,
(Ret.) P.O. Matt Tomasic, and (Ret.) Sgt. Gary Jenkins for serving on the
Retirement Board and congratulations to Scott Hummel, Det. Chad Pickens, and
(Ret.) DC Tom Mills on their election to the Retirement Board.
2018 Cost of Living Adjustment for Retirees