Pension Life - Winter 2022

News for retired members

Welcome to the winter 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!

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

Tax slips available online

Your current and previous tax slips are available through My Account. Sign in to My Account today to view and print your tax slips.

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

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Welcome to retirement online

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

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An easier way to prove your income

Instantly access an income verification letter at any time through My Account. You can now easily download a PDF letter showing your gross monthly pension payment. Use this and other self-service options in My Account to get the pension information you need quickly and conveniently.

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Retirees’ association

Municipal Pension Retirees’ Association (MPRA) represents retirees of the Municipal Pension Plan.

Join for the opportunity to talk to other retirees and their spouses about pension issues, meet former co-workers, make new friends and have a voice about your MPP pension.

Ready to go paper-free?

You can choose to receive emails when your latest pension information, like your tax slips and annual pension statement, is available online in My Account. Going paper-free is fast, secure and lets you keep track of all your important pension information in one place. Register or sign in to My Account, confirm your contact information and select “yes” to go paper-free.

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Capture your retirement in action

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

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Plan changes: good news for retired members

Changes improve the sustainability and equity of the plan

Learn how the plan’s new retiree benefit trust offers more flexibility for funding group health benefits and why the inflation adjustment account is stronger.

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Your 2022 COLA is 2.1 per cent

The cost-of-living adjustment matches the cap

Read the latest news about your COLA and learn about the cap and how it helps to preserve the long-term sustainability of funds in the inflation adjustment account.

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Pacific Blue Cross

Hear the latest update from your health care carrier

Your health benefits plan includes online cognitive behavioural therapy and free services from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic.

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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.


Taxes

Tax information for retired members
Find out more information about the taxes that are deducted from your monthly pension payment.

Six tips for tackling your tax return in retirement
Learn how receiving a pension affects your tax return—and how you can make filing your taxes easier.


Do more in My Account

  • Sign up to go paper-free
  • View your annual pension statement and transaction statements.
  • View extended health care and dental enrolment and premiums.
  • View your payment history and payment schedule.

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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.