Pension Life - Summer 2021

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 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.

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.

Member discounts are available for out-of-province medical coverage, house insurance and life insurance, hearing aids and travel packages.

Annual dues are only $20 (single) or $40 (member and spouse) and are deducted from your February pension payment. New members pay no dues for the calendar year that the application form is received.

Visit the BCGREA website to download an application.

Ready to go paper-free?

You can choose to receive emails when your latest pension information, like your tax slip and annual pension statement, is available online in My Account. Going paper-free is fast, secure and allows you to keep track of all your important pension information in one place.

If you are already registered for My Account, sign in, confirm your contact information and select “yes” to receive pension information digitally whenever possible. If you are not registered for My Account, you can opt in as part of your registration.

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Pension Life is published twice a year. You may receive more than one copy of Pension Life if you receive a pension from more than one pension plan. Read your statement letter to determine which plan provides your group benefits. Any person entitled to a benefit, or their agent, has the right to examine plan documents, data and public information about the plan.

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Ensuring sustainable health coverage

Changes will improve coverage for most prescription drugs

Your drug plan is changing January 1, 2022. By making changes to retirement group health benefits now, the board can maintain access to health benefits at a reasonable cost.

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Your health and dental coverage

Coming soon – a new, enhanced online and mobile experience with Green Shield Canada

Learn about Green Shield Canada’s new services

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Capture your retirement in action

Have fun showing off your retirement lifestyle by modelling in a professional photo shoot. Photos will be used to promote the Teachers’ Pension Plan, helping other members engage with their pension plan. To thank you for your participation, we’ll send you a digital photo from the shoot.

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Tips and tools


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.


Do more in My Account

  • Go paper-free
  • View or print your T4A
  • View your annual pension statement
  • View extended health care and dental coverage and premiums
  • View your future pension payments and payment history

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New Welcome to retirement online

The Public Service Pension Plan is here to support you throughout your retirement. Browse the resources available in our new online version of Welcome to retirement and come back often during your retirement journey to stay connected.

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