Pension Life - Summer 2020

News for retired members

Welcome to the summer issue of Pension Life online. Here you can access your pension news and plan updates anytime. Plus you’ll find new online features, quick links to all your pension resources and more!

Watch the website for updates, and don’t forget to register for My Account so you can access all your information in one place.

Plan rule amendment no. 52

Temporary annuity pension options: November 10, 2019

This amendment clarified that retiring members are able to choose either a half temporary annuity or a full temporary annuity at retirement.

Retirees’ association

Join British Columbia Government Retired Employees’ Association (BCGREA) to connect with other retirees and their spouses about pension issues, meet former co-workers, make new friends and have a voice about your pension.

BCGREA represents the interests of retired Public Service Pension Plan members.

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Green Shield Canada has you covered

Your health and dental coverage

Learn about Green Shield Canada’s online resources, special authorization process and PayDirect program.

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Help us improve

Our user experience team regularly conducts research and testing with members on services and digital products. Want to join our group of go-to folks?

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Built to last

The plan remains strong in uncertain times

In this summer update, learn about temporary premium reductions on group benefits, the latest health benefits program review, and when you can read the next valuation report.

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Update your pension account for electronic funds transfer

Pension payments from July 2020 onward will only be sent electronically.

If you live in Canada, sign up for direct deposit in My Account.

If you live in the United States, complete and send us the U.S. direct deposit authorization form.

If you live outside Canada or the United States, register for electronic fund transfer. Visit the Apply for direct deposit to an overseas account page.

Update your banking information

Ready to go paper-free?

We’re preparing to launch paper-free statements. Want to receive your pension information online when we’re ready to go? It’s simple. Sign in to My Account, confirm your contact information and select "yes" to go paper-free. Not registered yet? Sign up in five quick steps.

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Tips and tools


Health

Retirement health coverage premiums
Are you covered? Learn more about health care costs in retirement.


Payments

Your payment dates
Find out when to expect your next monthly pension payment.

How to manage your banking information
Learn how to easily update your banking information and sign up for direct deposit, wherever you live.


COVID-19

Frequently asked questions
Chances are, someone else has the same questions as you. We’ve collected answers to the questions members are asking.

Our commitment to you
Your board of trustees wants to provide you continued reassurance about your pension plan.