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Take a deeper dive into some our most popular pension plan topics.


Basics of buying past service for Simon Fraser University (SFU) employees

Buying past service may increase your monthly pension payment when you retire. Learn about buying past service if you were employed by SFU when it joined the plan on July 1, 2021.

Reporting the death of a member

It’s stressful to deal with the affairs of a loved one who recently passed away. Whether you’re a family member, friend or executor (or a combination), we’re here to help you through the process of reporting a plan member’s death to the pension plan.

When retirement’s a tough decision: health issues and retirement planning

Is a concern about your personal health or the health of a family member causing you to consider early retirement? This article will help you explore your options.

Don’t miss the boat on health and dental coverage

You can sign up for retirement health coverage for you and your loved ones after you retire, but restrictions apply. Make sure you know the rules!

Six tips for tackling your tax return in retirement

Learn how receiving a pension affects your tax return—and how you can make filing your taxes easier

Taking care of your health in retirement

Opting into extended health care and dental coverage when you retire might be just what the doctor ordered.

Adjusting for inflation

Cost-of-living adjustments added to your pension can help preserve your buying power throughout your retirement.

How sturdy is your retirement income?

Learn about the sources of income that can help you build a solid financial plan for retirement.

Having or adopting a child? Maximize your pension

Having or adopting a child is a life‐changing event that brings new responsibilities. It’s a good time to consider some work and pension‐related issues.

Ending a relationship – and what it means for your pension

If you and your spouse separate or divorce, you'll need to decide how to divide your shared family assets, including your pension.

Union work stoppage and your pension

What happens if your union goes on strike, or your employer initiates a lockout? Learn more here so you can feel confident you have the right information.