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This page shows items that were previously in the What's New page. Items will remain on this page indefinitely.

Slides and audio recordings from the October 13, 2016 Annual General Meeting are now available.
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Posted: October 25, 2016
Member News - Thinking about retiring? Group benefits for retired members are changing January 1, 2017
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Posted: September 30, 2016
NEW! MPP Valuation Newsletter
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Posted: September 26, 2016
Board Communique - The basic account is fully funded
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Posted: September 26, 2016
2015 Annual Report is now live
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Posted: July 26, 2016
Member News - Thinking about retiring? Group benefits for retired members are changing
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Posted: May 19, 2016
Check out the new features in My Account
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Posted: April 28, 2016
Board Communique - Group benefits for retired members are changing
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Posted: April 19, 2016
Member News - Update to Pension Benefits Standards Act changes of September 30, 2015
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Posted: April 07, 2016
Municipal Pension Board of Trustees appoint new Board Secretary
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Posted: December 23, 2015
Did you miss the 2015 Muncipal Pension Plan AGM? Curious about what happened? We can help.
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Posted: October 28, 2015
Member news - How new legislation affects your pension
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Posted: September 24, 2015
Member news - Follow the Municipal Pension Plan on Twitter
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Posted: September 23, 2015
Notice: Upcoming member research
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Posted: August 31, 2015
New! 2014 Annual Report is now available
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Posted: July 29, 2015
New! 2014 Report to Members is now available
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Posted: May 19, 2015
New! YMPE Information page is now available
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Posted: December 17, 2014
2015 Pension Option Factor Tables Revised
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Posted: December 05, 2014
UPDATED - Pension Option Factor Tables Info Page
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Posted: December 05, 2014
Improvements to the Personalized Pension Estimator
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Posted: December 01, 2014
NEW 2013 Annual Report
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Posted: August 21, 2014
Pension option factor tables will update January 1, 2015. Click here for info and member scenarios
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Posted: July 22, 2014
Judith Payne Appointed Executive Director of the BC Municipal Pension Plan
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Posted: July 10, 2014
New! 2013 Report to Members is now available
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Posted: May 06, 2014
Member news: Improvements to your Member Benefit Statement
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Posted: April 30, 2014
Now online! Nominate your beneficiaries through My Account.
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Posted: April 25, 2014
Member News: Your beneficiary nomination options are expanded
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Posted: March 31, 2014
Questions & Answers about Separate Pension Benefits
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Posted: January 03, 2014
NEW! Economic impact of BC's public sector pension plans
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Posted: October 16, 2013
NEW! MPP Valuation Newsletter
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Posted: October 02, 2013
NEW! MPP Member Rate Increase FAQs
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Posted: September 27, 2013
NEW! MPP Contribution Rate Increase Poster
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Posted: September 27, 2013
New! 2012 MPP Annual Report
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Posted: September 11, 2013
New! My Account Quick Access Guide
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Posted: September 03, 2013
New! 2012 Report to Members
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Posted: June 03, 2013
Your Pension Options video series

Watch this seven-part animated series that supports the existing Choosing Your Best Pension Option booklet. It helps make selecting an option easier by giving you another avenue to understanding the pension options available.

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Posted: April 09, 2013
Important changes: Receiving your share of your former spouse's pension
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Posted: March 19, 2013
Member News: Change to Plan’s purchase of service application deadlines
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Posted: January 08, 2013
Important service announcement
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Posted: August 29, 2012
NEW: Pension Seminars Fall Schedule posted
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Posted: August 29, 2012
2011 MPP Annual Report
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Posted: August 21, 2012
Updated: Investments page reorganization and new content
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Posted: June 29, 2012
UPDATED: 2011 Report to Members
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Posted: May 25, 2012
Updated: Understanding your 2011 Member's Benefit Statement
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Posted: May 18, 2012
Using My Account
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Posted: January 04, 2012
Updated - Cost-of-Living Adjustment History
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Posted: January 03, 2012
2010 MPP Annual Report
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Posted: August 30, 2011
Canada Post Update – Mail Delivery Restarted
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Posted: June 27, 2011
Important Canada Post Update
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Posted: June 15, 2011
Member News: Direct deposit deadline June 10, 2011 (revised Sept 7, 2011)
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Posted: May 31, 2011
Member News: Services available in event of mail disruption
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Posted: May 30, 2011
2010 Report to Members
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Posted: May 25, 2011
Member News: Potential Canada Post mail service disruption

To reduce the impact of any possible disruption in mail service, whether due to a strike or lock-out, BC Pension Corporation is monitoring the situation closely. We are also working with other service providers in an effort to ensure critical mail reaches plan members.

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Posted: May 20, 2011
Updated - Transferring Service PensionFact
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Posted: April 26, 2011
Updated - Guide for Plan Members
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Posted: December 14, 2010
Updated PensionFact - Your Pension Plan termination options (was Terminating Membership)
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Posted: December 14, 2010
Updated - Cost-of-Living Adjustment History

Cost-of-living adjustments, if granted, become effective January 1 of each year.

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Posted: December 09, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Retirement Declaration no longer required
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Posted: November 25, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Excise Tax Act amendment
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Posted: October 26, 2010
Updated - Expanded FAQ on income splitting
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Posted: September 27, 2010
Board Communique - Contribution Rate Increases take effect July 1, 2011
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Posted: September 22, 2010
Actuarial Report, BC Municipal Pension Plan, December 31, 2009
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Posted: September 22, 2010
2009 MPP Annual Report
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Posted: August 12, 2010
2009 Report to Members

Welcome to your Report to Members, a tool for reporting on our stewardship of the Municipal Pension Plan and for keeping you up to date with information that is important for you to know.

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Posted: May 25, 2010
New - PensionFacts: Purchasing past service

If you worked for your employer before the employer joined the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP), you may be able to increase your future pension benefit by purchasing past service.

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Posted: April 22, 2010
Member News - Purchase of service update

Did you know there are many different types of leaves of absence you can purchase as pensionable service?

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Posted: April 08, 2010
Updated - Choosing Your Best Pension Option
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Posted: March 02, 2010
Unanswered Questions in 2009
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Posted: February 02, 2010
Municipal Pension Plan website updated and simplified
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Posted: December 10, 2009
Retirement Health Benefits Booklet
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Posted: December 10, 2009
MPP videos win national communications award
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Posted: November 18, 2009
Employer Group 5 Enrolment Application for Police and Firefighters
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Posted: August 19, 2009
Board Meeting Highlights - June 2009
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Posted: August 07, 2009
Coming Up - August 7, 2009
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Posted: August 07, 2009
2008 Annual Report
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Posted: August 06, 2009
Updated: History of Enrolment Rules in the Municipal Pension Plan
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Posted: June 24, 2009
MPP Board Highlights - March 2009
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Posted: May 26, 2009
Updated: MPP Guide for Plan Members
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Posted: May 13, 2009
Pensionfact: How a separation or divorce affects your pension
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Posted: April 02, 2009
Updated Pension Information Seminar Schedule - Attend an information seminar today and get to know your pension plan.
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Posted: January 07, 2009
New Form - Release of Information Authorization
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Posted: November 24, 2008
Pension funds are secure - A message from bcIMC
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Posted: November 20, 2008
Member News - MPP Pensions are Secure
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Posted: November 04, 2008
Who guarantees the pension?
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Posted: October 30, 2008
Municipal Pension Plan Pensions are Secure
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Posted: October 06, 2008
Special Agreement Decision Received from Canada Revenue Agency

This Pension Bulletin contains important information about CRA's decision regarding Special Agreements.

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Posted: September 15, 2008
2007 Annual Report now online
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Posted: September 08, 2008
New PensionFacts - Short-term Disability Benefits
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Posted: August 27, 2008
Board Communique: What does it Mean When the MPP has an Actuarial Surplus?
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Posted: May 14, 2008
Update: Retirement Seminar Schedule & Application - Spring 2008
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Posted: May 07, 2008
2007 Report to Members
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Posted: April 30, 2008
Update: Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures
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Posted: April 30, 2008
Update: Understanding Your Member's Benefit Statement 2007
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Posted: April 28, 2008
Understand how your short-term disability benefits are paid

If you are receiving short-term disability benefits (STDB), make sure you understand how these benefits are paid so you don’t miss an opportunity to maximize your service in the Municipal Pension Plan.

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Posted: April 24, 2008
Update: Retirement Health Benefits Booklet
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Posted: April 15, 2008
Update: Interplan Audit Committee Terms of Reference
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Posted: April 07, 2008
MPP Performance Report
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Posted: April 07, 2008
BCIMC Economic Report
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Posted: April 07, 2008
Update: BCIMC Responsible Investing Highlights
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Posted: April 07, 2008
Update: Funding Policy
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Posted: April 07, 2008
Updated: Choosing Your Best Pension Option
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Posted: March 12, 2008
Member News - National Transfer Agreement
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Posted: March 07, 2008
Member News: Disability Pension Changes
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Posted: March 03, 2008
New Videos Now Online

We've created a new video series outlining the value of your plan. Check it out on the new Multimedia page.

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Posted: January 08, 2008
Board Communique

Contribution rates unchanged following latest actuarial valuation

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Posted: January 07, 2008
Member News - Actuarial valuation confirms the security of your Pension Plan
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Posted: January 07, 2008
Updated Retirement Seminar Application & Schedule - Spring 2008

The latest seminar information is now online.

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Posted: January 04, 2008
Updated Pensionfacts - Terminating Membership

This fact sheet explains your termination benefits so you can make important decisions when your plan membership ends.

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Posted: November 20, 2007
Updated Transferring Service Pensionfacts Now Online

The Transferring Service Pensionfacts has been updated and is now available online.

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Posted: August 03, 2007
Member News - Improvements to the Personalized Pension Estimator

The Personalized Pension Estimator is new and improved! You’ll now see a new design that’s more intuitive and easier to use.

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Posted: May 15, 2007
2006 Report to Members

The 2006 Report to Members is now online.

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Posted: April 19, 2007
Pension Bulletin: Purchase of Service Window Deadline
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Posted: December 19, 2006
New Pension Options Booklet

Thinking about retirement? There is a new publication that explains your pension options. Click the link above to read about your pension options.

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Posted: December 15, 2006
New Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Annual General Meeting
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Posted: December 13, 2006
New Transfer Agreements Pension Quickfacts
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Posted: October 25, 2006
Changes to Subsidies for Post-retirement Group Benefits
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Posted: September 25, 2006
2005 Annual Report Now Online

Please visit our Annual Report page to view the 2005 report.

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Posted: August 15, 2006
Romilly Decision on Non-pension Benefits Final as BCNU Abandons its Appeal
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Posted: August 08, 2006
Updated Homepage Design

We've introduced some changes to the Municipal Pension Plan homepage to make it simpler and easier to use. Please click the link above to see more info about these changes.

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Posted: August 04, 2006
Update on Special Agreements

The Municipal Pension Board of Trustees is working with employers, unions and the Pension Corporation to preserve as closely as possible the benefits members currently have under Special Agreements.

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Posted: August 03, 2006
Presentation on Special Agreements

Please visit the new Special Agreements page for this presentation.

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Posted: July 24, 2006
Appeal Decisions - New Section under Board Governance

Please visit our new section created under Board Governance to highlight appeal decisions.

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Posted: July 24, 2006
Post-retirement Group Benefits Focus Testing Results Now Online

The results of post-retirement group benefits focus testing held in December of 2005 and May of 2006 are now available on the post-retirement group benefits news page.

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Posted: July 05, 2006
New Web Survey
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Posted: April 05, 2006
Group Benefits News

Click on the link above to view the following updates and other information related to this topic: A Chance to Give Your Opinion on Post Retirement Group Benefits and Indexing (added February 22/06)

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Posted: April 04, 2006
A Chance to Give Your Opinion on Post Retirement Group Benefits and Indexing

A toll-free phone line and e-mail address are available to provide your opinion on this topic.

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Posted: February 21, 2006
New "Health Benefits for Retired Members" fact sheet now available
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Posted: January 12, 2006
New "What Members Are Asking" section

A new "What Members Are Asking" section has been added to the Municipal Pension Plan website. Click on link above to view.

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Posted: January 05, 2006
Coming Up - December 2005

Information on some of the issues that the Municipal Pension Board of Trustees (MPBT) is considering.

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Posted: December 05, 2005
November Board Highlights

Please visit the Board Meeting Highlights page for the highlights from November.

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Posted: December 01, 2005
October Board Highlights

Please visit the Board Meeting Highlights page for the highlights from October.

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Posted: November 08, 2005
Updated Service Delivery Plan

Please visit our Board Publications page for this updated document.

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Posted: July 05, 2005
2004 Report to Members

Welcome to the first edition of Report to Members, a new vehicle for reporting on our stewardship of the Municipal Pension Plan and for keeping you up to date with information that is important for you to know.

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Posted: June 07, 2005
Contribution Rates to Increase

Effective July 1, 2005, contribution rates will increase by 1.98% of salary. Member contribution rates and employer contribution rates will both increase by 0.99% of salary.

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Posted: June 02, 2005
New Contribution Rates Become Effective July 1, 2005, Cost of Purchasing Past Service Will be Affected

As you may be aware, the contribution rates for Municipal Pension Plan employers and members will go up effective July 1, 2005. The new rates will increase by the same percentage for both employers and plan members. The rate increase also means that it will cost more to purchase past service after June 30, 2005.

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Posted: February 28, 2005
Trustees Meet Regarding Rate Increase

The Municipal Pension Board of Trustees met on Feb. 8, 2005 to review the proposed rate increase for plan members and plan employers.

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Posted: February 14, 2005
Actuarial Valuation as at December 31, 2003 calls for Contribution Rates to Increase

Please read for more information on the change to contribution rates.

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Posted: December 22, 2004
Sharon Saunders Assumes Chair of the Municipal Pension Board

Please read this letter to members for more information on the new chair.

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Posted: December 22, 2004
Board of Trustees Adopts Change to Plan Rules

The Municipal Pension Board of Trustees amended the definition of “termination of employment” in the Municipal Pension Plan Rules at its October 6–7 meeting.

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Posted: November 08, 2004
Board of Trustees Letter: 2003 Annual Report

The Municipal Pension Board of Trustees would like to draw your attention to the Municipal Pension Plan Annual Report.

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Posted: November 01, 2004
Municipal Pension Plan 2004 Annual General Meeting (VERNON VENUE HAS CHANGED. SEE INSIDE.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE VERNON VENUE HAS CHANGED. SEE INSIDE. The Municipal Pension Plan will host its third annual general meeting on Saturday, October 2, 2004 in Vancouver from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can attend in one of eight locations throughout the province, or log on to our live and interactive webcast!

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Posted: September 15, 2004
New Claiming Credit for Child-rearing fact sheet

Visit the Publications page for information on this fact sheet.

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Posted: August 25, 2004
2003 Annual Report

The 2003 Annual Report has been posted. It's available either through the Publications page or About the Plan.

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Posted: August 18, 2004
Blue Cross EHB and Dental Summary Booklets

These booklets summarize EHB and dental coverage available to retired Municipal Pension Plan members (external link).

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Posted: August 11, 2004
Terminating Your Membership Pensionfacts Available

Visit the Publications page for this fact sheet that explains your termination benefits so you can make important decisions when your plan membership ends.

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Posted: July 07, 2004
Terminating Your Membership

The Municipal Pension Board of Trustees changed the plan rule governing termination of employment under earliest retirement age. More information is available inside.

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Posted: June 30, 2004
2003 Annual Report Summary

The Municipal Pension Plan's Annual Report Summary for 2003 is now online in the Publications section.

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Posted: May 12, 2004
EHB and Dental Coverage for MPP Retired Members With Small Pensions

Effective January 1, 2004, post retirement extended health (EHB) and dental benefits are available for retired members whose pension payment is not large enough to pay the premiums.

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Posted: April 07, 2004
Temporary Annuities to be Indexed Starting in January 2005

All temporary annuities, including temporary annuities that commenced prior to January 1, 2004, will be eligible for cost of living increases starting January 1, 2005.

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Posted: March 24, 2004
New Guide for Plan Members Posted

The new Guide for Plan Members has been posted to the Publications area.

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Posted: February 11, 2004
Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures

Statement of investment policies and procedures of interest to all of the Plan's stakeholders, particularly members and employers.

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Posted: February 01, 2004
Retirement Planning Package

The Retirement Planning Package--available on the Forms page--includes information to get your retirement planning started. Please note: This package can be completed online then printed and routed manually OR printed and completed by hand.

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Posted: January 30, 2004
Reminder of Changes to Health Benefits for MPP Retired Members

The Municipal Pension Plan would like to remind you that a number of changes to health benefits for retired plan members come into effect January 1, 2004.

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Posted: November 12, 2003
Municipal Pension Plan Board of Trustees Announces New Governance Structure

The Municipal Pension Plan Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has finalized key elements of a new governance and board service delivery structure.

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Posted: November 07, 2003
Municipal Pension Plan 2003 Annual General Meeting

The Municipal Pension Plan will host its second annual general meeting on Saturday, November 8, 2003 in Vancouver from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be simulcast in Kamloops, Nelson, Prince George and Victoria.

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Posted: September 03, 2003
What’s New on This Website

Welcome to the new website. You’ll find most of the material from the previous site here. You’ll also notice some changes.

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Posted: June 30, 2003
Response to article published in the Vancouver Sun on March 20, 2003

Response to article published in the Vancouver Sun on March 20, 2003, entitled "Pension Cutbacks Possible in the Public Sector."

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Posted: April 08, 2003
Letter on Special Agreements to Mayors

Read a letter sent by John W. Cook, Chair of the Municipal Pension Board of Trustees, to mayors regarding special agreements.

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Posted: March 17, 2003
Changes to Group Benefits for Retired Members

The Municipal Pension Board of Trustees has announced changes to group benefits for retired members, to take effect January 1, 2004.

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Posted: March 14, 2003
Annual General Meeting Presentations

Visit the "About the Plan" page to view the 2002 Annual General Meeting presentations.

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Posted: November 02, 2002
New Reciprocal Transfer Agreement

We are pleased to announce that a new reciprocal transfer agreement was signed between the Municipal Pension Plan and the Manitoba Healthcare Employees Pension Plan on October 2, 2001.

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Posted: October 02, 2002
Increase to Medical Services Plan Payment Rates

The Municipal Pension Board of Trustees has announced a change to how the Municipal Pension Plan subsidizes Medical Services Plan premiums.

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Posted: July 19, 2002
Municipal Pension Fund's surplus and the Impact on Plan Improvements

The Municipal Pension Plan Joint Trust Agreement states that an actuarial valuation will be done every three years. The latest valuation has been completed. The fund now has a surplus.

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Posted: June 20, 2002
Changes to Purchase of Service Rules

New rules for purchasing service.

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Posted: January 22, 2002
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