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News Archive

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2016 Annual Report
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Posted: August 15, 2017
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – ASPE, IFRS, PSAS
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Posted: June 15, 2017
June's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: May 30, 2017
2016 Report to Members
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Posted: May 15, 2017
May's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: April 27, 2017
April's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: March 30, 2017
March's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: February 23, 2017
Employer Bulletin - 2017 maximum deductible pension contribution limit
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Posted: February 21, 2017
Employer Bulletin - How to prepare for 2018 plan design changes
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Posted: February 20, 2017
Employer Bulletin - Change from Pacific Blue Cross to Green Shield Canada
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Posted: February 17, 2017
February's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: January 26, 2017
January's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: December 15, 2016
December's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: November 24, 2016
November's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: November 01, 2016
Board Communique: Your Plan is Changing
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Posted: October 14, 2016
October's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: September 29, 2016
September's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: August 31, 2016
2015 Annual Report
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Posted: August 09, 2016
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – ASPE, IFRS, PSAS
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Posted: June 15, 2016
June's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: May 26, 2016
May's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: April 28, 2016
Employer Bulletin - Changes to the definition of “termination of employment” for plan members who remain on a seniority or recall list (Revised)
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Posted: April 19, 2016
April's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: March 31, 2016
Employer Bulletin - On July 1, Teachers’ Pension Plan employer contribution rates will decrease
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Posted: March 17, 2016
Employer Bulletin - 2016 maximum deductible pension contribution limits
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Posted: March 16, 2016
March's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: February 29, 2016
February's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: January 28, 2016
New - Using the Employee Information at Termination/Retirement (EITR) tool FAQ
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Posted: January 13, 2016
Board Communique: 2014 valuation results
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Posted: January 08, 2016
January's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: December 17, 2015
December's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: November 26, 2015
More November's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: October 29, 2015
Employer Bulletin - Policy update: 10- and 12-month employee groups
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Posted: October 26, 2015
October's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: September 24, 2015
September's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: August 27, 2015
New! 2014 Annual Report
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Posted: July 31, 2015
New: Financial Statement Guidelines – Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS)
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Posted: July 22, 2015
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
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Posted: July 22, 2015
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE)
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Posted: July 22, 2015
June's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: May 28, 2015
May's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: April 30, 2015
Employer Bulletin - 2015 maximum deductible pension contribution limits
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Posted: April 29, 2015
April's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: March 26, 2015
March's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: February 26, 2015
February's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: January 29, 2015
New: Employer Forum Communique

This is the summary from the Employer Forum held November 5, 2014

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Posted: January 19, 2015
New: Employer Council Communique

This is the summary from the Employer Council meeting held November 6, 2014

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Posted: January 19, 2015
January's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: December 18, 2014
December's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: November 27, 2014
November's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: October 30, 2014
Employer Bulletin: Changes to pensionable service calculations—deadline January 1, 2016
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Posted: October 09, 2014
October's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: September 29, 2014
Employer Bulletin: Checklist following resolution to BCTF labour dispute
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Posted: September 23, 2014
Teachers' 2013 Annual Report
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Posted: September 23, 2014
September's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: August 28, 2014
Employer bulletin: 2014 Maximum contribution limits
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Posted: June 25, 2014
NEW Pension Division Upon Marital Breakdown (member site)
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Posted: June 23, 2014
Employer Bulletin: Instructions for Teachers’ Pension Plan members retiring
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Posted: June 12, 2014
June's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: May 30, 2014
May's Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: May 01, 2014
Employer Bulletin: Improvements to the Member Benefit Statement
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Posted: April 30, 2014
New! Does investment matter to you and your pension?
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Posted: April 02, 2014
April 2014 Employer Newsletter
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Posted: March 31, 2014
Employer Bulletin: Changes to the plan rules will impact your employees' beneficiary nomination options
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Posted: March 31, 2014
Communique: Teachers’ Pension Plan named 2014 Pension Fund of the Year, Canada
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Posted: March 10, 2014
NEW! Employer Newsletter - March 2014
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Posted: February 28, 2014
Employer Bulletin - Employer newsletter coming soon
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Posted: February 11, 2014
Employer Bulletin - Upcoming changes to employees’ beneficiary nomination options
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Posted: December 18, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Year-end payroll reporting
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Posted: November 26, 2013
2012 Annual Report
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Posted: August 14, 2013
Employer Bulletin - 2013 maximum deductible pension contribution limit
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Posted: July 04, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Updated Long-term Disability (LTD) Form
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Posted: June 16, 2013
New: Teachers' 2012 Report to Members
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Posted: June 10, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Secure access to My Account 24/7
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Posted: March 26, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Purchasing Service for Leaves of Absence Changes
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Posted: March 18, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Payroll Report employee group update
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Posted: December 17, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Year-end payroll (Service Event Record) reporting
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Posted: November 22, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Valuation reminder
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Posted: November 08, 2012
Employer Bulletin - 2011 Actuarial valuation and contribution rate increase
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Posted: October 29, 2012
Payroll Reporting Refresher workshops are happening now! Don’t miss your chance to register.
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Posted: October 23, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Inactive web service user cancellation
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Posted: October 16, 2012
Important service announcement
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Posted: August 29, 2012
New - Teachers 2011 Annual Report
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Posted: August 20, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Voice of the Client program
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Posted: July 30, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Reporting requirements for high-income earners
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Posted: June 25, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Returned enrolment packages
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Posted: June 20, 2012
Updated: Understanding your 2011 Member's Benefit Statement
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Posted: May 18, 2012
New: 2011 Report to Members
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Posted: May 17, 2012
Employer Bulletin: Distributing information from Pension Corporation
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Posted: April 11, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Changes to Message Board
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Posted: March 13, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Year-end payroll (Service Event Record) reporting
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Posted: December 08, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Change in payment process for employer contributions for members over 35 years service
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Posted: December 01, 2011
What’s new - Balancing Help for payroll reporting
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Posted: November 29, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Member survey in progress
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Posted: October 05, 2011
Updated: Choosing your best pension option
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Posted: August 31, 2011
New - Teachers' 2010 Annual Report
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Posted: August 18, 2011
New PensionFacts - Addressing your concerns

If you have a concern about a service or a decision we’ve made that affects you, we want to hear about it. We care about getting things right.

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Posted: August 16, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Reporting requirements for high-income earners
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Posted: July 22, 2011
Changes to Employer Resources
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Posted: June 29, 2011
Canada Post Update – Mail Delivery Restarted
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Posted: June 27, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Reporting change for electronic Pension Adjustment
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Posted: June 27, 2011
Employer Bulletin - A fresh apple for Teachers’
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Posted: June 20, 2011
Important Canada Post Update
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Posted: June 15, 2011
What's New: Teachers' Website Facelift

You will notice some improvements to your Teachers’ Pension Plan website. We recently updated the overall look and feel of the site, and improved the navigation and flow of content to meet your needs more effectively.

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Posted: June 13, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Salary policy clarification
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Posted: June 07, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Distributing information from Pension Corporation
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Posted: May 25, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Avoid possible Canada Post service disruption—use E-remit
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Posted: May 20, 2011
Updated: Transferring Service PensionFact
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Posted: April 26, 2011
Employer Bulletin - New voluntary extended health care plan for retirees
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Posted: January 20, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Year-end payroll reporting
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Posted: December 06, 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
Employer Bulletin - 30-day enrolment deadline
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Posted: August 26, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Deadlines for purchase of service

Important information about upcoming deadlines for you to receive and submit purchase of service applications.

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Posted: June 17, 2010
Communiqué: Changes this July and in 2012 affect benefits, contribution rates
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Posted: May 04, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Rule amendments regarding leave provisions
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Posted: April 15, 2010
Employer Bulletin - New Termination Selection Statements
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Posted: March 29, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Employer Data Submission (eds) training opportunities
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Posted: March 24, 2010
Updated - Purchasing leaves of absence
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Posted: March 03, 2010
Updated - Choosing Your Best Pension Option
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Posted: March 02, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Employer Data Submission is on the way

Starting March 29, 2010, Employer Data Submission (EDS) will be live for all employers.

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Posted: March 01, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Member retirement and termination forms
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Posted: February 24, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Employer Data Submission will streamline reporting
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Posted: December 21, 2009
Employer Bulletin - Year End Payroll Reporting 2009
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Posted: November 25, 2009
2008 Actuarial Report on the British Columbia Teachers' Pension Plan
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Posted: October 16, 2009
Communique - Contribution rates increasing
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Posted: October 15, 2009
Employer Bulletin - Reporting formats for Excel users

Important updates to employer reporting file formats for Excel users

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Posted: August 05, 2009
Updated: Plan Rules
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Posted: July 06, 2009
Reporting requirements for high-income earners

Your organization may be affected by the 2009 pension contribution maximum set by the Canada Revenue Agency.

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Posted: June 12, 2009
Updated: TPP Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures
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Posted: June 08, 2009
Employer Bulletin: Providing annual pension information in cases of marital breakdown
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Posted: March 02, 2009
Communique: Teachers’ Pension Plan retirement benefits update
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Posted: January 27, 2009
Q&As: TPP response to College benefits changes
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Posted: January 26, 2009
Employer Bulletin - Year-end payroll reporting
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Posted: December 16, 2008
Employer Bulletin: High Income Earners
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Posted: August 15, 2008
Employer Bulletin - Remind your employees of purchase opportunities
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Posted: June 26, 2008
Update: Understanding Your Member’s Benefit Statement 2007
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Posted: April 28, 2008
Update: 2008 Workshop Schedule
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Posted: April 08, 2008
Update: 2008 Training Brochure and Application Form
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Posted: April 08, 2008
Update: Reinstatement of a Refund Request for Cost
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Posted: February 14, 2008
Calculating Pensionable Service

This bulletin explains how employers must calculate pensionable service for teachers on call and regular teachers.

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Posted: December 04, 2007
Board Communique - New Appointment
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Posted: October 15, 2007
Re-employment of a retired member

This bulletin clarifies when members are considered retired for the purposes of re-employment, and explains when employers must enrol these members and submit contributions for them.

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Posted: August 29, 2007
Reporting Requirements for High-income Earners

Your employees who are members of the Teachers' Pension Plan may be affected by the 2007 maximum deductible pension contribution limit.

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Posted: August 20, 2007
Employer Bulletin - Submission of Plan Member Records

This bulletin is a reminder to all employers to submit this form in a timely manner.

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Posted: July 19, 2007
Contribution Rate Increasing

Click on the link above to view the new Board Communique for active plan members.

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Posted: June 15, 2007
Employer Bulletin - Improvements to the Personalized Pension Estimator

You and your plan members will see a new design that’s more intuitive and easier to use.

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Posted: May 15, 2007
Communique - Appointments

The Teachers’ Pension Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointments of Gerry Tiede as Chair and Joan Axford as Vice-chair effective January 1, 2008.

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Posted: May 07, 2007
Employer Bulletin: Purchases of Compassionate Care Leaves
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Posted: March 07, 2007
Employer Bulletin: Purchase of Service Window Deadline
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Posted: December 19, 2006
New Unsubsidized Voluntary Dental Plan Available to Retired Members
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Posted: October 30, 2006
New Remittance Detail Report
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Posted: September 13, 2006
Fall 2006 Training Brochure and Workshop Schedule

Visit this page for the latest employer training brochure and workshop schedule.

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Posted: August 25, 2006
Employer Bulletin - Reporting Requirements for High-income Earners

Your organization may be affected by the 2006 pension contribution maximum set by the Canada Revenue Agency under the federal Income Tax Act and its regulations [8503(4)].

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Posted: August 03, 2006
New Web Survey
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Posted: April 05, 2006
Employer Bulletin - Pensionable Service
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Posted: March 09, 2006
Employer Bulletin - Updates to the Purchase of Service Procedures

We have identified some procedures over the past few months that will improve the purchase experience for both employers and plan members.

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Posted: October 05, 2005
Updated Service Delivery Plan

Please visit our Board Publications page for this updated document.

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Posted: July 05, 2005
Purchase of Service Employer Update

New Purchase of Service information.

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Posted: June 02, 2005
Pensionable Service for Teacher's On Call

Clarification when reporting pensionable service for Teacher's On Call (TOC).

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Posted: April 20, 2005
Changes to Enrolment Rules Effective July 1, 2005

Changes to the Teachers' Pension Plan enrolment rules will come into effect July 1, 2005.

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Posted: March 30, 2005
New pension transfer agreement between BC public sector pension plans

As of April 1, 2004, there is a new transfer agreement between the public sector pension plans of BC called the BC Public Sector Transfer Agreement. Read this Employer Bulletin for more information.

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Posted: October 05, 2004
Changes to Enrolment Provisions Letter

This letter is to advise Teachers' Pension Plan employers of changes in the enrolment provisions of the Teachers' Pension Plan Rules that take effect July 1, 2005.

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Posted: July 06, 2004
Purchases of Service and Contribution Rate Changes

The Teachers’ Pension Plan will have new contribution rates as of July 1, 2004. This employer bulletin provides more information on this upcoming change.

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Posted: June 22, 2004
Changes to EHB and Dental Benefits for Retired Members

Changes to extended health (EHB) and dental premiums for Teachers' Pension Plan retired members will come into effect August 1, 2004.

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Posted: May 18, 2004
New dual coverage rules for extended health and dental benefits plans for retired members

The Teachers', College and Public Service pension boards have approved new dual coverage rules for extended health and dental benefits plans.

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Posted: May 18, 2004
2003 Annual Report Summary

The 2003 Annual Report Summary for the Teachers' Pension Plan is now available under Publications.

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Posted: May 04, 2004
Deemed Trust Provision

This bulletin explains the deemed trust provision.

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Posted: April 15, 2004
Teachers' Reciprocal Transfer Agreement

Teachers' Pension Plan members may be able to transfer service under the interprovincial reciprocal transfer agreement. See the fact sheet for details.

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Posted: April 07, 2004
New Training Manual Now Online

Visit the Employer Instruction Manual page to view the new Training Manual.

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Posted: March 10, 2004
Retirement Planning Package

This package 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 19, 2004
Contribution Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2004

This bulletin explains member and employer contribution rate changes that will be effective July 1, 2004.

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Posted: January 16, 2004
New Employer Instruction Manual Online

The new TPP Employer Instruction Manual is now online. Please note that the manual is now located on its own page--it was previously found under "Employer Reporting"--and is easily accessed from your Employer page. Look for the box named "Employer Instruction Manual" directly below "Tools," plus a new link in your left-hand navigation bar.

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Posted: December 18, 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
Changes to the Interplan Pension Transfer Agreement

A new interplan agreement to replace the IPTA is under negotiation and is expected to be effective April 1, 2004.

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Posted: June 12, 2003
Retiree Group Benefits Changes

The Teachers' Pension Board of Trustees has announced changes to retiree group benefits.

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Posted: May 13, 2003
Provisions for purchase of service for teachers on call when no records are available from the employer

Read the memo to employers regarding purchase of service for teachers on call.

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Posted: April 22, 2003
Retiree spousal and dependant EHB and dental coverage

A board bulletin outlining details of the changes that take effect July 1, 2003, was recently sent to retired members.

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Posted: March 18, 2003
Employers Closing Down

If your organization is closing its doors and ceasing operations, please notify the Pension Corporation immediately with your anticipated last day of operations so we can assist you with an orderly wind-up of pension-related matters. Please advise your employees that if they wish to purchase service, they must apply before their employment is terminated. See the Pensionfacts: Purchase of Service for more information.

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Posted: November 20, 2002
Wage-loss Benefits

This bulletin explains what effect the change in compensation level will have on active members of the College, Municipal, Public Service and Teachers' Pension Plans.

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Posted: October 24, 2002
Group Benefits Coverage Review

The Teachers' Pension Board of Trustees is reviewing group benefits coverage. See the board bulletin for details.

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Posted: April 04, 2002
Purchase of Service Simplification

Significant changes to purchase of service rules should improve service to members and ease the administrative burden on employers and the corporation. See the bulletin for details.

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Posted: December 20, 2001
New Forms

See "Forms" for the addition of the Disability Pension Physician's Medical Report and Certification of Death forms.

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Posted: June 11, 2001
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