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HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE

March 2018—The Winnipeg Civic Employees' Benefits Program office will be closed Good Friday, March 30, 2018 and Easter Monday, April 2, 2018. Regular hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.


T4A SLIPS HAVE BEEN MAILED

March 2018—T4A Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income information slips have been mailed to all pensioners and those who received disability benefits in 2017. If you have not received your 2017 T4A, please contact us.


2017 COLA FOR POLICE PENSIONERS

June 2017—Effective the first pay period in July 2017, pensioners of the Winnipeg Police Pension Plan will receive a 0.75% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) on their pensions.

This increase is based on 46.7% of Canada's Consumer Price Index (CPI), which was 1.6% for the one-year period ended March 31, 2017 (the Plan's measurement date).

Final preparations are underway for the mail-out of individual statements (of pension payment and deduction details) to each of the Plan's pensioners. These statements will be mailed the week of July 4, following implementation of the COLA increase.

The level of COLA granted in a particular year is based on Plan funding in accordance with the Winnipeg Police Pension Plan By-law.

If you have any questions about your COLA, please contact your Plan Administrator (The Winnipeg Civic Employees' Benefits Program).


2016 COLA FOR POLICE PENSIONERS

July 2016—Effective the first pay period in July 2016, pensioners of the Winnipeg Police Pension Plan will receive a 0.51% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) on their pensions.

This increase is based on 39.5% of Canada's Consumer Price Index (CPI), which was 1.3% for the one-year period ended March 31, 2016 (the Plan's measurement date).

Final preparations are underway for the mail-out of individual statements (of pension payment and deduction details) to each of the Plan's pensioners. These statements will be mailed the week of July 4, following implementation of the COLA increase. Please be aware that a disruption in postal services may delay delivery of these statements.

The level of COLA granted in a particular year is based on Plan funding in accordance with the Winnipeg Police Pension Plan By-law.

If you have any questions about your COLA, please contact your Plan Administrator (The Winnipeg Civic Employees' Benefits Program).


ANNUAL STATEMENTS COMING SOON!

May 2016—Active Members: your Annual Statement of Benefits will be delivered soon.

Final preparations are underway for the mail-out of over 1,500 statements to active police officers and deferred Members of the Plan. Statements will be mailed before the end of May.

Your Annual Statement summarizes important details about your pension, including how much pension you have earned, your possible retirement dates, and your designated beneficiaries.

If you have any questions about your Annual Statement of Benefits, please contact us.

OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TELEPHONE: 204-986-2516


2013 POLICE PENSION PLAN ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

November 2013—The Annual Report of the Winnipeg Police Pension Plan, for the year ended December 31, 2013, is now available for download in PDF format. This report contains audited financial statements for the Plan and highlights the activity of the Winnipeg Police Pension Board as well as key operational activities in the year.

View the 2013 Winnipeg Police Pension Plan Annual Report now.


ELECTION OF NON-ACTIVE MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE

September 30, 2014—Loren Schinkel has been re-elected as the Non-Active Member Representative to the Winnipeg Police Pension Board.

  • On June 30, 2014, the Board issued a call for nominations for the position of Non-Active Member Representative to the Winnipeg Police Pension Board, for a term of three years from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017.
  • One nomination was received for the position of Non-Active Member Representative, that being for Loren Schinkel (who has served on the Board as the Non-Active Member Representative since October 1, 2011).
  • Mr. Schinkel satisfies the eligibility requirement of being a Non-Active Member of the Plan entitled to a pension or a deferred pension from the Plan.
  • Mr. Schinkel has been elected by acclamation for a term of three years through September 30, 2017.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS—NON-ACTIVE MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE

June 2014—Loren Schinkel has served on the Winnipeg Police Pension Board as the Non-Active Member Representative since October 1, 2011. Mr. Schinkel’s term of office will expire on September 30, 2014.

At this time, the Winnipeg Police Pension Board is filling the position of Non-Active Member Representative for a term of three years from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017.

Background

Manitoba’s Pension Benefits Act requires that the Winnipeg Police Pension Plan be administered by a pension committee. This role is fulfilled by the Winnipeg Police Pension Board. The Pension Benefits Act requires that the Winnipeg Police Pension Board / Pension Committee include one member elected as the Non-Active Member Representative by the “Non-Active and other beneficiaries under the Plan,” specifically, pensioners, survivor beneficiaries, deferred members, and persons who are not members but who are entitled to pension benefits (e.g., on marriage breakdown after retirement), collectively referred to here as the Non-Active Members.

Nomination Process

Information regarding the nomination process was provided in a Notice to Members, which was mailed to the Plan’s Non-Active Members at the end of June 2014.

If you have any questions relative to this matter, please contact:
Amanda Jeninga
Manager of Communications
204-986-6118


NEW SCHEDULE FOR PENSIONER BLUE CROSS DEDUCTIONS

December 2013—For your convenience, The Winnipeg Civic Employees’ Benefits Program has arranged for Blue Cross premiums to be deducted from pension payments 26 times per year (biweekly) rather than two times per month. This new schedule will start in 2014.

New rates

In September, Manitoba Blue Cross mailed out rate-change notices to pensioners who have Manitoba Blue Cross coverage.

The new rates are effective January 1, 2014, with the first deduction occurring in December.