2020 T4A's are in the Mail - February 20, 2021

T4A’s in respect of pension payments made in 2020 have been sent to Canada Post for mailing.

 

Your T4A will have been mailed to you if you are not registered for Online Services, or if you are registered for Online Services but you had not accessed your T4A at the time the forms were printed.

 

If you are registered for Online Services, you can still access you 2020 T4A from there.

Changes to the Civil Service Superannuation Act - October 15, 2020 

 

Bill 43, The Civil Service Superannuation Amendment Act, received Royal Assent in the Manitoba legislature on October 14, 2020.

 

This Bill changes the provisions of the Civil Service Superannuation Fund pension plan, and became effective immediately.

 

The majority of the amendments are minor housekeeping changes that update or clarify existing provisions of the Civil Service Superannuation Act (CSSA), however three of the anticipated changes are more significant.  The following changes were made at the joint recommendation of the Superannuation and Insurance Liaison Committee (representing employees) and the Employer Pension and Insurance Advisory Committee (representing employers).

  1. Revised Basis for Calculating Pension Commuted Values

  2. Extended Timeline for Maternity or Parental Leave Purchase

  3. Appointment of Employee Representatives on the Board

 

For additional information, click here.

 

COVID-19 Update - December 2020

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Civil Service Superannuation Board office will remain closed to the public and most staff are working remotely. In person meetings and seminars are cancelled until further notice.

 

We'll be happy to continue to assist you by telephone or email.

 

 

See details here

July 2020 Pension Payments Include 2019 Cost-of-Living Increase

The Board approved a 1.50% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for eligible pension recipients, which will be included in the July 2020 pension payments.

 

This increase is equal to 2/3 of the increase in the Canadian Consumer Price Index for 2019, which was 2.25%.

A history of CSSB COLA percentages since 1977 can be found here.

 

This increase also applies to eligible members with a deferred account.

 

The actuary has continued to express concern that, unless changes are made, the Account will not be able to meet the target of granting additional COLA’s each year at the rate of 2/3 of the increase in the Consumer Price Index. The Board shares this concern.

 

The Superannuation and Insurance Liaison Committee, which represents plan members in negotiating plan benefits, is studying the sustainability of the COLA Account.

CSSB 2019 Annual Report is now available!

The 2019 CSSB Annual Report is now available in the Publications section.

Potential Changes to the Civil Service Superannuation Act

Bill 43, The Civil Service Superannuation Amendment Act, is currently being considered in the Manitoba Legislature. If passed, the amendment will affect the calculation of termination lump sum benefits and will extend the timeline to purchase service for periods of maternity and parental leave. See details here

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