Canada Pension Plan Updates

No. 196 - October 2016

To:  All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Pension Adjustments - Pension adjustments and important T4 slip reporting information.

Contacting Us for Support – Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

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No. 194 - August 2016

To: Participating School Boards, Active and Inactive Plan Participants and Retirees

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Teacher and Administrator Partnership Program (TAPP) Leave of Absence – Continue pension participation while on leave.

TAPP Leave of Absence Amendments – Two amendments to the TAPP program.

TAPP Leave of Absence Agreement – Agreement for requesting TAPP participation.

Contacting Us for Support – Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

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No. 193 - May 2016

To: Participating School Boards, Active and Inactive Plan Participants and Retirees

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Suspension of Benefits – Changing for those retiring at or after age 65.
Suspension of Benefit Reminders – Action steps defined.
Definition of Compensation Updated– Compensation for pension defined. 

Contacting Us for Support – Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

 

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No. 192 - December 2015

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2015
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Status Report – Important information on your status with the plan.

Final Average Earnings (FAE) – Calculated through August 31, 2017, beginning September 1, 2015.

Earliest Unreduced Retirement Date – Subsidies being changed. 

Retirement Calculations Online – Generate your own retirement benefit projections.

Retirement Checklist – Helpful steps toward retirement.

Interest Rate – Credited to your contribution account.

Investments – Year-end assets and returns.

Funding Status – Funded at 92% as of August 31, 2014.

Plan Book and Summary Plan Description – Always available online.

Plan Amendment - Compliance with new legislation.

Bang for the Buck –  Pension plan costs half as much as comparable RRSP.

Contacting Us for Support – Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

 

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No. 191 - November 2015

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Pension Adjustments – Important information on your status with the plan.

Contacting Us for Support – Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

 

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No. 190 - December 2014

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2014
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Status Report – Important information on your status with the plan.

Final Average Earnings (FAE) – Calculated through August 31, 2015, beginning September 1, 2014.

Earliest Unreduced Retirement Date – Subsidies being phased out.

Retirement Calculations Online – Generate your own retirement benefit projections.

Retirement Checklist – Helpful steps toward retirement.

Interest Rate – Credited to your contribution account.

Investments – Year end assets and returns.

Funding Status – Funded at 88 percent as of August 31, 2013.

Plan Book and Summary Plan Description – Always available online.

Longevity – CSI Pension Plan avoids both risk and waste.

Contacting Us for Support – Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

 

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No. 189 - November 5, 2014

 

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer


Pension Adjustments — Pension adjustments and important T4 slip reporting information.

Contacting CSI for Support – Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

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No. 188 - February 3, 2014

 

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer 


Webinars Recordings are available.

Pension Funding – We encourage you to get calculations specific to you.

Contacting us for Support – Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

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No. 187 - November, 2013

 

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2013
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

 

Status Report – Important information on your status with the plan.

Retirement Calculations Online – Generate your own retirement benefit projections.

Retirement Checklist – Helpful steps toward retirement.

Interest Rate – Credited to your contribution account.

Investments – Year end assets and returns.

Funding Status – Underfunded as of August 31, 2012.

Plan Book and Summary Plan Description – Always available online.

More Bang for the Buck – Defined benefit pension plans deliver significantly greater returns  than RRSP plans.

Contacting us for Support – Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

 

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No. 186 - October 28, 2013

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Pension Adjustments — Pension adjustments and important T4 slip reporting information.

Contacting CSI for Support – Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

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 No. 185 - September 13, 2013

To: Participating Boards, Active/Inactive Participants and Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Plan Amendment and Restatement — Compliance with current legislation and consistency.

Disability Amendment — Disability contribution benefit with the CSI Insurance Plan.

Contacting Us for Support — If you have questions or need assistance.

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No. 184 - December 21, 2012

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Pension Adjustments - Requirements for pension adjustments and important T4 slip reporting information - Read More

Contact CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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No. 183 - November, 2012

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2012
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Status Report - Important information on your status with the plan - Read More

Retirement Calculations Online - Generate your own retirement benefit projections - Read More

Retirement Checklist - Helpful steps toward retirement - Read More

Interest Rate - Credited to your contribution account - Read More

Investments - Year end assets and returns - Read More

Funding Status - Underfunded as of August 31, 2011 - Read More

Plan Book and Summary Plan Description - Always available online - Read More

Fees - The CSI Pension Plan is both penny smart and dollar smart - Read More

Contact CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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No. 182 - September 1, 2012

To: Participating School Boards, Active/Inactive Participants and Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Updated Plan Book - The official and legal provisions of the CSI Pension Plan - Read More

Summary Plan Description - Condensed and simplified version of the plan - Read More

Plan Amendments - Immediate vesting and other changes - Read More

Grow-In Benefits - Opt out elected - Read More

Retirement Calculations Online - Generate your own retirement benefit projections! - Read More

Longevity Risk - CSI Pension Plan eliminates this risk for participants - Read More

We Need Your Correct Address - Write or email us to let us know - Read More

Contact CSI for Support - Contact CSI for support - Read More

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No. 181 - December 17, 2011

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Pension Adjustments - Requirements for pension adjustments and important T4 slip reporting information - Read More

Contact CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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No. 179 - October 5, 2011

To: Participating School Boards, Active/Inactive Participants and Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Final Average Earnings Cap - FAE is capped at August 31, 2011, or after three and five years of service, whichever is later- Read More

Contribution Rate on Disability - Pension contributions will be deemed to continue - Read More

Appointment of Trustees - Active, inactive, and retired participants may serve as trustees - Read More

Contact CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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No. 178 - July 19, 2011

To: Participating School Boards, Active/Inactive Participants and Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Retirees Returning to Work - Guidelines for pensioners returning to work - Read More

Amendment to the Plan - New, expanded 60 "full time equivalent" days limit - Read More

General Suspension of Benefit Reminders - Action steps defined - Read More

Employment - Determined based on all relevant facts and circumstances - Read More

Contact CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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No. 177 - December 22, 2010

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Pension Adjustments - Requirements for pension adjustments and important T4 slip reporting information - Read More

Contact CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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No. 176 - December 2010

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2010
From: Howard Van Mersbergen Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Status Report - Important information on your status with the plan - Read More

Retirement Calculations Online - Generate your own retirement benefit projections - Read More

Retirement Checklist - Helpful steps toward retirement - Read More

Interest Rate - Credited to your contribution account - Read More

Investments - Year end assets and returns - Read More

Funding Status - Under funded as of August 31, 2007 - Read More

Plan Amendments - Help for schools wanting to join the plan - Read More

Contact CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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No. 175 - September 1, 2010

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Retirees Returning to Work - Guidelines to follow when receiving services from individuals who are receiving a CSI Pension - Read More

Contacting CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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No. 174 - March 2010

To: School Boards and Active/Inactive Plan Participants
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

CSI Pension Plan Delivers Value - Describes how the CSI Pension Plan works and why it is the best fit for the Christian education community - Read More

Contact CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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 No. 173 - December 2009

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2009
From: Howard Van Mersbergen Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Status Report - Important information on your status with the Plan - Read More

Retirement Calculations Online - Generate your own retirement benefit projections - Read More

Retirement Checklist - Helpful steps toward retirement - Read More

Interest Rate - Credited to your contribution account - Read More

Investments - Year-end assets and returns - Read More

Funding Status - Underfunded as of August 31, 2007 - Read More

Contact CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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 No. 172 - November 23, 2009

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Pension Adjustments - Requirements for pension adjustments and important T4 slip reporting information - Read More

Contacting CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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No. 171 - December 2008

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Pension Adjustments - Requirements for pension adjustments and important T4 slip reporting information. - Read More

Who to Contact at CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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 No. 170 - December 2008

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2008
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Interest Rate - Credited to your contribution account - Read More

Investments - Year-end assets and returns - Read More

Status Report - Important information on your status with the plan - Read More

Retirement Calculations Online! - Generate your own retirement benefit projections - Read More

Retirement Checklist - Helpful steps toward retirement -Read More

CSI Pension Plan and the Current Markets - Benefits continue to be earned and retirement checks continue to go out - Read More

Funding Status - Underfunded as of August 31, 2007 -Read More

Who to Contact at CSI for Support - Contact us if you have questions or need assistance - Read More

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No. 169 - February 11, 2008

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Updated Plan Book - Read More

We Need Your Correct Address - Read More

CSI Web Site - Read More

Contact Information for CSI Benefits - Read More

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 No. 168 - December 21, 2007

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Requirements for Pension Adjustments and Important T4 Slip Reporting Information - Read More

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No. 167 - December 2007

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2007
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Status Report - Read More

Retirement Benefit - Read More

Retirement Checklist - Read More

Interest Rate - Read More

Investments - Read More

Funding Status - Read More

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No. 166 - September 2007

To: Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Monthly Benefit Increase - Read More

Contacting the CSI Benefits Office - Read More

CSI Website - Read More

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No. 165 - June 20, 2007

To: School Boards, Retirees and Active/Inactive Plan Participants
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Final Average Earnings - Read More

Monthly Retirement Benefit Increase - Read More

Contacting the CSI Benefits Office - Read More

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No. 164 - May 29, 2007

To: School Boards and Active/Inactive Plan Participants
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Years of Service Issue Due to Differing Contract Years - Read More

Scenarios Outlining the Issues and Solutions - Read More

What You Should Do - Read More

We Will Call Each School to Answer Any Questions - Read More

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No. 163 - January 2, 2007

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Requirements for Pension Adjustments and Important T4 Slip Reporting Information - Read More

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No. 162 - December 2006

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2006
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Status Report - Read More

Retirement Benefit - Read More

Retirement Checklist - Read More

Interest Rate - Read More

Investments - Read More

Funding Status - Read More

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No. 161 - December 2006

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals, Active and Inactive Plan Participants
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Introduction - Read More

Required Change in Adjusted Credited Participating Service - Read More

Making the Adjustment Retroactive to September 1, 1992Read More

Adjustment to the Pension Formula to Compensate for the Change in Adjusted Credited Participating Service - Read More

Verification of Benefit after Conversion to the New Pension Formula - Read More

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No. 160 - September 2006

To: Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Monthly Benefit Increase - Read More

Contacting the CSI Benefits Office - Read More

CSI Web Site - Read More

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No. 159 - January 3, 2006

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Requirements for Pension Adjustments and Important T4 Slip Reporting Information - Read More

No. 158 - December 2005

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2005
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Status Report - Read More

Retirement Benefit - Read More

Retirement Checklist - Read More

Interest Rate - Read More

Investments - Read More

Trustee Terms - Read More

Updated Factors for the Optional Forms of Retirement Benefits - Read More

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No. 157 - September 2005

To: Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Monthly Benefit Increase - Read More

Contacting the CSI Benefits Office - Read More

Updated and Improved CSI Web Site - Read More

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No. 156 - April 27, 2005

To: School Board, Active/Inactive Plan Participants and Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Introduction - Read More

Plan Funding - Read More

More About the Valuation - Read More

Indexing - Read More

New Plan Feature:  The “Pop-Up” Optional Form of Pension - Read More

About Forms of Pension - Read More

Questions? - Read More

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No. 155 - December 13, 2004

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Requirements for Pension Adjustments and Important T4 Slip Reporting Information - Read More

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No. 154 - November 2004

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2004
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Status Report - Read More

Retirement Benefit - Read More

Retirement Checklist - Read More

Interest Rate - Read More

Investments - Read More

  

No. 153 - September 2004

To: Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Indexing is Here! - Read More

Contacting the CSI Benefits Office - Read More

Updated and Improved CSI Web Site - Read More

No. 152 - September 27, 2004

To: School Boards, Active/Inactive Plan Participants and Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Your Pension Plan - Read More

Final Average Earnings - Read More

Updated and Improved CSI Web Site - Read More

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No. 151 - May 13, 2004

To: School Boards, Active/Inactive Plan Participants and Retirees
From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Teacher/Administrator Partnership Program - Read More

Updated and Improved CSI Web Site - Read More

Retirement Benefit Projections - Read More

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No. 150 - December 17, 2003

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Requirements for Pension Adjustments and Important T4 Slip Reporting Information

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No. 149 - November 2003

To: Active and Inactive Plan Participants on August 31, 2003

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Status Report

Retirement Benefit

Retirement Checklist

Interest Rate

Investments

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No. 148 - December 16, 2002

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Requirements for Pension Adjustments and Important T4 Slip Reporting Information

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No. 147 - November 1, 2002

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Comparison with Provincial Public Education Pension Plans

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No. 146 - April 1, 2002

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

CSI Pension Plan Update

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No. 145 - December 10, 2001

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Requirements for Pension Adjustments and Important T4 Slip Reporting Information

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No. 144 - December 20, 2000

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Important T4 Slip Reporting Information

Requirements for Pension Adjustments

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No. 143 - December 13, 1999

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Important T4 Slip Reporting Information

Requirements for Pension Adjustments

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No. 142 - March 29, 1999

To:  Boards and Administrators of Participating Schools

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

New Pension Plan Book

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No. 141 - March 29, 1999

To: Active and Inactive Participants

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

New Pension Plan Book

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No. 140 - March 24, 1999

To: Participants Who Have Received a Lump Sum Payment

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Pension Adjustment Reversal (PAR)

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No. 139 - December 3, 1998

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Important T4 Slip Reporting Information

Requirements for Pension Adjustments

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No. 138 - May 4, 1998

To: Non-Participating School Boards

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Actuarial Valuation

Plan Changes

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No. 137 - May 4, 1998

To: Participants, Retirees, and School Boards

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Actuarial Valuation

Plan Changes

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No. 136 - December 15, 1997

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Important T4 Slip Reporting Information

Requirements for Pension Adjustments

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No. 135 - May 21, 1997

To: Non-Participating School Boards

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Adequacy of the Canadian Christian School Pension Plan’s Benefits

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No. 134 - May 14, 1997

To: Participants, Retirees, and School Boards

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Adequacy of the Plan’s Benefits

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No. 133 - April 30, 1997

To: Participants, Retirees, and School Boards

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Actuarial Valuation

Plan Changes

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No. 132 - December 9, 1996

To: All Participating School Boards and Principals

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Important T4 Slip Reporting Information

Requirements for Pension Adjustments

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No. 131 - September 10, 1996

To:  All Participants, Retirees and School Boards

From: Howard Van Mersbergen, Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Plan Improvements

Update on Redesigned Plan

Comparison of Pension Plan with RRSP

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