May 2017

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E-Remit tips

Three tips for easy, accurate E-Remit submissions

The next time you need to use E-Remit, remember these three tips to submit accurate information and save time with less follow up from us.

  • When providing your new pay-cycle details, notify us through Message Board—located on your plan's secure Employer site under Employer Reporting
  • When using E-Remit to pay an invoice item on line 5, if there aren't any regular contributions to include, enter 0.00 in the Pensionable Earnings section (Line 1)
  • When remitting a line 6 adjustment, include in the comments box:
    • pensionable salaries
    • total employee portion
    • total employer portion
    Note: please indicate which pay period the adjustment is for.

More information

  • E-Remittance Q & A — secure Employer website home page> E-Remittance

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Employees aged 71 reminder

November 30 is the last day employees aged 71 are eligible to contribute to the plan

Do you have employees turning 71 this year? There are a few things to consider.

Under the Income Tax Act, an employee must start receiving their pension no later than the end of the year they turn 71. This means your 71-year-old employees must start collecting their pension no later than December 1 of the same year. It's also your responsibility to ensure you don't collect contributions from these employees after November 30.

Your employees aged 71 can keep working without interruption, but you must stop collecting pension contributions from them. After you provide employee information at termination/retirement for them using the online tool, submit final salary, service and contributions up to November 30 to the plan on or shortly after November 30.

For example: If you have an employee born in 1946 who turns 71 in 2017, stop collecting contributions for this employee effective November 30, 2017—even if they turn 71 in December. Your Payroll Report must not include service, salary or contributions for this employee beyond November 30.

We send your employees a pension estimate and Retirement Application Package the year they turn 71. Please ensure we have their current address. If your employee has recently informed you of an address change, send us their new address through Employer Data Submission.

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Termination/retirement info

Do you have employees retiring June 30? Submit their termination/retirement info now

You don’t have to wait until June 30 to submit your employee information at termination/retirement. Most of your employees are on set contracts with salary and hours that stay the same. Use the Employee Information at Termination/Retirement (EITR) tool to submit their EITR information.

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Personalized Pension Estimator is ready

Personalized Pension Estimator now ready for 2018!

The Personalized Pension Estimator is ready to provide accurate estimates for employee retirement dates in 2018 and beyond.

Please encourage your employees to check out the Personalized Pension Estimator, available through My Account.

For more information about plan design, visit the plan design change website.


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Health and dental coverage changes

Employer Instruction Manual updates

Check out important updates about the new health and dental coverage provider Green Shield Canada to section 4 – Retirement of the Employer Instruction Manual available March 31.

What you need to do

Consult the manual online for the most current information. Please inform other relevant contacts in your organization about these changes.

Note: The Employer Instruction Manual is now being updated as needed; you’ll be notified of changes through the newsletter.

For more information about the change to Green Shield Canada, refer to the March 2017 Employer Newsletter article Green Shield Canada to soon provide health and dental coverage.


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