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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 20, Number 2, October 2007

Teachers' pension plan

Retirement seminars

Two seminars—"Your Pension, Your Future" and "Thinking About Retiring" are being offered in these areas for 2007–08.

Preregistration is required; the time and location will be confirmed by e-mail or by mail. The forms are available at tpp.pensionsbc.ca.

Thursday and Friday seminars are 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday seminars are 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Date City Date City
Nov. 8 Victoria Mar. 6 Burnaby
Nov. 15 Kamloops Mar. 8 Burnaby
Nov. 17 Kamloops Mar. 29 Fort St. John
Nov. 24 Coquitlam Apr. 3 Nanaimo
Dec. 1 Kelowna Apr. 5 Nanaimo
Jan. 10 Abbotsford Apr. 19 Prince Rupert
Jan. 12 Abbotsford May 3 Castlegar
Jan. 17 Surrey May 8 Delta
Jan. 18 Surrey May 10 North Vancouver
Jan. 19 Surrey
Jan. 24 Campbell River
Jan. 26 Victoria

For more information, contact: Teachers’ Pension Plan, Seminar Services, Box 9460, Victoria, BC V8W 9V8, Toll free 1-877-558-5574, Fax: 250-953-0436, E-mail TPPseminars@pensionsbc.ca.

There’s more to it than money

The BC Retired Teachers’ Association is offering workshops that will follow and complement those presented by the BCTF/Pension Plan, but will be limited to fewer than 30 participants.

After you attend a pension seminar, you will realize there is more to it than money‚ and who better to share their expertise with you than retired teachers?

Retirement living brings with it life-altering situations and a wide variety of choices, some financial, some legal, and all to do with lifestyle. Achieving a balance doesn’t just happen.

A pension seminar is coming to your area. Ask your local to contact the BCRTA (604-871-2260/2) to book the free follow-up workshop.

Factor 88? Don’t wait!

Teachers who have reached the age of 64 or the factor 88, age plus contributory service with the teachers' or municipal pension plan, may voluntarily withdraw from the BCTF Salary Indemnity Plan: Long Term.

If you have reached age 65 or factor 90, you are no longer eligible for long-term benefits and should withdraw. As the BCTF does not have access to your personal pension information, it is up to you to apply to withdraw.

Send a completed withdrawal form, available from Income Security, local presidents, or online at bctf.ca/SalaryAndBenefits.aspx?id=4782 to the BCTF Income Security Division.

Please also discuss this issue in your staffrooms.

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