BOOM!

Straight talk on retirement and pensions


This is the inaugural post for BOOM! – a new blog addressing current issues relating to pensions and retirement. It will be updated regularly, so check back often to get the latest insights. Make BOOM! your go-to source for valuable information on issues that may affect your future.

Welcome to your new website

On behalf of the Public Service Pension Board of Trustees, welcome to your new website!

Your trustees have created a unique new online space with tools and information to enhance your pension knowledge and experience.

Plan member feedback guided priorities for the new website, and what you see is a direct result of that feedback. However, your website will not remain static. We welcome your ideas on how to make it more informative and useful.

Make your pension experience easy with My Account

There’s so much you can accomplish in My Account: update your personal information, select and adjust your beneficiary designations, and use a personalized pension estimator that allows you to check your pension entitlements and save estimates using your real data. Sign in to My Account today to find the answers you need and explore your options. Want to know whether you’re better off retiring at 58 or 65? The personalized pension estimator can help you understand what’s best for your situation.

Here’s the best part: when you’re ready to retire, in most cases you can now use My Account to apply for your pension online. Gone are the days of sifting through stacks of paper to apply for your pension. My Account’s pension application process is user friendly and saves time, money and trees. If you can access the new website, you can retire online – it’s that simple.

Your trustees have dedicated significant resources to making sure you have a positive online experience. They are proud of your new website and encourage you to explore its many new features. While you’re here, please take a moment to register for My Account and update your personal information.


If you’d like to suggest a topic for future blog posts, feel free to drop me a line.

Plan for your retirement,

Claude Marchessault


Disclaimer

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Public Service Pension Board of Trustees.

Claude Marchessault, executive director of the Public Service Pension Plan

Claude Marchessault is the Executive Director of the Public Service Pension Plan of British Columbia