Audience: Retirees Product: Defined Benefit Contacts: All MERS DB Retirees Date Sent: 1/10 – 1/16/18 Format: Mailing Description: Fourth quarter DB statements and the Retiree News are being mailed to 38,466 DB retirees this week (1/10 – 1/16). Retiree News articles highlight: 2018 pension payment dates Reminder on 1099 form mailing deadline Notice of tax updates due to the federal tax reform bill that passed in 2017 Sample: A copy of Retiree News is attached.