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

Premium costs of benefits vs no financial surprises vs catastrophic financial risk

Options for health care benefits

Q&A if time allows  

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

Note: this workshop repeats in the afternoon

Target Audience



10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

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  • BC Retired Teachers' Association
    Arnie Lambert

    BCRTA  President

    Member of the BCRTA Pensions and Benefits Committee for 10 years

    BCTF Pensions Committee 8 years

    Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee 10 years

    BCTF Income Security staff- 10 ½ years

    Former Local President of the Summerland Teachers’ Association and Oknagan Skaha Teachers' Union