Making Sense of Your Pension, CPP, OAS and Group Benefits In Retirement


What is covered? —Your Pension, CPP, OAS & Group Benefit Options In Retirement


  • Teachers' Pension Plan—very brief summary
  • Government Pension Benefits: Canada Pension, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • Government Health Benefits: BC Medical, Fair Pharmacare
  • Non-Government Group Benefits: life insurance, dental plans, extended health benefits, travel insurance


Assessing your insurance needs-- knowing the benefit rules-- finding alternatives


Criteria for selecting benefits: cost, coverage, risk


Options for health care benefits



 Email address for those who have questions not answered during the presentation

Presentation docs and updates:


Target Audience

Teachers with less than 10 years to retirement Others welcome but the information is specific to members of the Teachers’ Pension Plan & options for t. group beneifts

To Bring/Important Notes

Your Teachers' Pension Plan Annual Benefit Statement


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  • BC Retired Teachers' Association
    Al Cornes


    BCRTA Pension & Benefits Committee 2013 to Present


    Former Income Security Team Member


    Former Assistant Director BCTF


    Former Trustee of Ontario Teachers’ Insurance Plan (OTIP)


    Former Local Pres.  Alberni T.A.


    Former Second Vice-President BCTF

    Professional Pension Admin Certificate (Humber College)

  • Linda Watson

    Member of the BCRTA Pension & Benefits Committee 2018 to present
    BCRTA Workshop Facilitator 2018 to the  present
    Former Chair of the BC Teachers’ Pension Board.
    Member of  Pension Board 2000 to 2017
    Former Chair to Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee
    Former Local Pres. North Vancouver T.A
    Former 2ndVice President BCTF
    ATMS Certificates in Pension Management