Pension Life - Summer 2023

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 online features, quick links to pension resources and more!

Retirees’ association

Join British Columbia Government Retired Employees’ Association (BCGREA) to connect with other retired members 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 in which the application form is received.

Join us for a photo shoot

Showcase your retirement lifestyle! Sign up to participate in a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Your photos may be used in Public Service Pension Plan publications like Welcome to Retirement, the Annual Report and more. You’ll receive a digital photo from the shoot as a token of our appreciation.

Sign up today

PSPP plan members Kathleen and James

PSPP plan members, Kathleen and James

Official tax slips available online

Your official tax slips (T4A or NR4) are now available through My Account. Sign in to My Account to view and print them today.

Questions about completing your tax return? Visit or call Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281.

Get your tax slip

Review your contact information

Make sure we can get you the pension information you need. Update your email, address and phone number in My Account.

Review your information

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Plan members make a difference to BC

Message from the trustees

How? The plan pays out approximately $114 million in pension payments every month which helps support local economies.

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A smart choice: Travel insurance

If you are planning to travel outside of British Columbia, consider buying travel medical insurance before you leave.

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Has visiting your dentist become more expensive?

In BC, a new dental association fee guide goes into effect each year in February.

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This password would take a billion years to crack.

How secure is your password? Should you update it?

Each year the Canadian Government reminds people to get cyber safe as part of Fraud Prevention Month. In support, we want to remind you to take the necessary precautions to be safe from online threats. By following best practices, you can reduce the risk of online fraud and keep your personal and financial information safe.

Read Get cyber safe to learn how to best protect yourself online.

Tips and tools


Find out when to expect your next monthly payment.

View payment dates

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View documents, payments and statements
Your annual pension statements, transaction statements, payment history and pension payment schedule are all available in My Account.

Go paper-free
Choose to receive email notifications when digital versions of your latest pension information are available online. Select your communication preferences when you register or sign in. Update your choice at any time under Account settings.

Message Centre
Get in touch using Message Centre, your secure personal pension inbox. Sign in to My Account and use the Message Centre links on your dashboard.

New: Now you can check on the status of your service request quickly and easily, anytime. Review the progress of any request in the last 365 days.

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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.