As of Jan. 1, 2020, The Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company and The Canada Life Assurance Company became one – The Canada Life Assurance Company.

For our retirees, your policies remain unchanged as a result of amalgamation and continue to be serviced the same as before. Canada Life anticipates that it will take 3-5 years to update all materials and forms and until then Canada Life will continue to accept forms with the Great West Life name. Read more

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Cost of Living Adjustment for Your Pension. Starting January 2020, your pension will increase by 2%.
Post-Retirement Benefits Premium Rate and OUP Premium Rate Changes for OPTrust Retirees
Ending your Coverage under the Optional Upgrade Package

As a member of the OPSEU Pension Plan, there are a number of life events that will affect your pension.

Starting Your Pension

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Your pension is usually paid on the 26th of the month, is payable for your lifetime and provides survivor benefits for your eligible spouse.
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Pension changes at 65

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At age 65 the additional pension benefit from OPTrust ends and your pension is integrated with the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).
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Insured Benefits

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Insured benefits for eligible retirees include coverage for: dental, supplementary health and hospital and basic life insurance.
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Marital Status changes


Marital status affects survivor benefits. If your marital status changes, notify OPTrust to ensure your information is up to date.
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Planning for your Survivors

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Your OPTrust pension provides benefits for your survivors, so it's important that you identify who you want to receive those benefits.
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