has undergone significant changes over the years, and
unfortunately with divestitures of various business units, this
has resulted in confusion on how to locate your vested pension
that was part of the defunct Beatrice Retirement Income Plan (BRIP).
This plan was in existence from 1941 until 1989. Insurance
plans were handled separately, and under a specific insurance
If you are getting notices from the Social Security Administration
(SSA) informing you that there is a reporting of funds in the BRIP,
and you are not sure whom to contact,
you can download the Beatrice
Retirement & Benefits Information Manual from this site.
In most cases you will be able to locate which business unit to
contact. However, we are here to assist you, and we will do
what we can if you are unable to get any resolution from the
appropriate contacts. Sadly, most records from your
participation with BRIP are not computerized, and are in paper form, difficult to locate, and may have been purged. Beatrice has
contacts at the former plan administrator of BRIP, and the company
that is handling certain BRIP participants.
Our belief here at Beatrice is that you worked for the company,
and you should not be left in the dark about how to handle your
benefits. We get numerous messages and phone calls from
former employees of Beatrice seeking assistance, and we are here
to help, just ask us.
General Offices: Correspondence
Retirement & Benefits Information Manual
for current and former Beatrice employees. This manual
key contacts for
life insurance, retirement benefits, and stock certificates.
Benefits Manual Updated August 2016
BI42145- Beatrice Retirement & Benefits
Historical Retirement Information
The following manuals
are for historical purposes only, and should not be used for your
retirement income plan or stock ownership information. It must
be noted that the original Beatrice Retirement Income Plan contract
was changed in 1989 to Principal Financial Group, and the BI42145-
Beatrice Retirement & Benefits Information manual should contain
your particular contact for your benefits.
Beatrice Foods Co. Retirement Income Plan (BRIP)
Beatrice Foods Co. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Beatrice Foods Co. Key Employee Stock Option
Beatrice Contact Form
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