Pension Life - Summer 2024

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!

New security added to My Account

We have now added two-step verification to My Account, providing an extra layer of security online. From now on, each time you sign in to My Account, we’ll send a one-time verification code to your personal email address. You will need that code to access your My Account. This new measure helps keep your information private and secure.

Please take a moment to sign in to My Account now and confirm that we have your correct email address.

Read Enhancing My Account Security: 2-step verification to learn more.

Retirees’ associations

BC Retired Teachers’ Association

BCRTA guards the interests and promotes 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

BCSSA—transforming, reforming and innovating: leading and learning together.

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 Teachers’ Pension Plan publications like Welcome to Retirement, the Annual Report and more. You’ll receive a digital photo from the shoot as a thank-you.

Sign up today

Mike Ross, retired member

Female doctor holding up male patient's arm during examination

Comprehensive care: Changes to retirement health coverage

Message from the trustees

Your extended health plan is changing on January 1, 2025. After a full review, we are taking action to ensure your health coverage better reflects members’ needs.

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Trustee Ankie Carswell with Teachers' Pension Plan logo

Ankie Carswell: A lesson on lifelong learning

Learn about Ankie Carswell's journey from teacher to trustee, where her dedication to lifelong learning and pension advocacy shines through every step of the way.

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Woman reading tablet in backyard, with GreenShield logo

Introducing GreenShield+

We’re excited to inform you that you will soon have access to all your insurance services through a new digital platform.

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Tips and tools


Find out when to expect your next monthly payment.

View payment dates

Do more in My Account

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.