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Are you planning to retire in June?
April 23, 2020

One of the most important things to remember after submitting your resignation to the school board, is that you must APPLY for your teachers' pension.

If you have not already done so, contact the TPPC at memberservices@tppcnl.ca for information regarding a pension estimate and to confirm eligibility.

Be sure to submit your resignation to the school board within the required period of notice.

In order to begin receiving your pension benefits following retirement, you must APPLY for your teacher’s pension.
   Forms required to be submitted to TPPC are:
     •   Pension Application
     •   Direct Deposit Form with Void Cheque
     •   Photocopy of either your Birth Certificate or Passport

Forms are available for download on the TPPC website (tppcnl.ca) or you may contact the office via email at memberservices@tppcnl.ca or by telephone at 709-793-8772 (toll free 1-833-345-8772) to request the forms.

All individuals who submitted applications to TPPC by March 31st for June retirements will receive payment by July 31st. Applications received after that time will be processed in order of receipt and receive payments as they are processed..


OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
March 18, 2020

We are committed to doing our part in the worldwide effort against the spread of COVID-19. To protect our employees, members and their families, and our community, we have decided to close our physical office effective 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. From March 19, 2020 onwards, our team members will be working remotely. We have a comprehensive plan in place to carry out our business activities. We will continue to re-evaluate this decision as the current situation evolves.

Our team members will utilize our technology and tools, governed by privacy and security protocols for such situations. We are focused on continuing to provide our same reliable service, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by telephone at (709) 793-8772, Toll-free 1-833-345-8772 and e-mail at memberservices@tppcnl.ca. Working remotely may impact how quickly we can respond to member requests and answer calls, but we are working diligently to minimize the impact. We appreciate your patience during these challenging times.

Retired members will continue to receive pension payments and we encourage all members to use e-mail service as a first point of contact. Active members can also avail of the Member Self Service Portal.

In addition to ensuring our business processes continue to run smoothly, we are actively monitoring the global markets and our own portfolio. We are staying on top of the evolving situation.

These truly are unprecedented times but we remain focused on our members and values. We will keep our lines of communication open. We encourage you to follow the guidance issued by the Federal and Provincial Medical Offices and to stay safe.

Contact us: Phone: 1-833-345-8772 or 709-793-8772 Email: memberservices@tppcnl.ca


Self Service - Designate a Beneficiary
October 08, 2019

TPPC is pleased to announce the release of new features in the Member Self Service (MSS) Portal to active TPP plan members. Using the MSS Portal, originally launched in October 2018, you can now complete, view and update your beneficiary election online. For more information on how to access the MSS Portal please go the ‘Members’ page.


DESIGNATE A BENEFICIARY
June 13, 2019

As communicated in our previous letter, the Teachers’ Pension Plan (the “Plan”) has been amended to allow members to designate beneficiaries to receive death benefits in certain circumstances. This is considered a positive improvement, in particular, for pension plan members without a Principal Beneficiary (meaning a spouse or cohabiting partner).

All Plan Members will receive, in the mail, a second letter from Paula McDonald, CEO of the Teachers’ Pension Plan Corporation (TPPC) providing details with respect to this change. A copy of that letter can be viewed HERE.

ALL PENSION PLAN MEMBERS SHOULD COMPLETE THE DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARY FORM AVAILABLE HERE.


Plan Text
May 10, 2019

On April 15, 2019, the Teachers’ Pensions Act, 2018 was proclaimed by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and officially came into force. As a result, the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Plan Text (the Plan Text) is now the official document governing the operations of the Teachers’ Pension Plan.

For all information regarding these changes, including the Plan Text document, please click here.

If you require further information, please contact us at memberservices@tppcnl.ca