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.

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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Retirees’ associations

BC Retired Teachers’ Association

Guarding the interests and promoting the welfare of its members.

Retired Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association

BCRPVPA is a group of retired professionals with common goals and interests. It promotes the welfare of its members, fosters liaisons among members and active principals and vice-principals, and supports young people by providing scholarships and bursaries.

BC School Superintendents Association

Transforming, reforming and innovating: leading and learning together.

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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We regularly conduct research and testing with members on services and digital products. Want to join our group of go-to folks?

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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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Don't let the summer stop you from learning

Learn more about your pension this summer

Explore our Learning articles to find information that could help you with some of your important decisions about tax, health care and even future work opportunities.

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Reg Bawa comes full circle

Trustee Reg Bawa builds on life experiences in vice-chair role

From coaching youth sports to a stint with the Superannuation Commission, Reg Bawa has built upon his well-rounded life and work experiences.

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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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Tips and tools


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 Teachers’ 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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