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Employer Update

A bulletin for OPTrust employers

Previous Issues
2012

Number 43, August 2012

In this issue:
  • Update on PBA changes and the OPSEU Pension Plan
  • Privacy matters at OPTrust
2011

Number 42, December 2011

In this issue:
  • OPTrust contribution rates to increase by 1% in January 2012
  • CRA announces YMPE for 2012
  • OPTrust's 2012 pension escalation factor set at 2.8%
  • Pension escalation & contributions for members on LTIP or unpaid LOA

Number 41, October 2011

In this issue:
  • Aboriginal Peoples' status and tax exemptions for pensions

Number 40, May 2011

In this issue:
  • OPTrust's Annual Pension Statement sports new look
  • What's new?
  • Online statements
  • Mailing schedule

Number 39, January 2011

In this issue:
  • Employers to pay HST on services provided to OPTrust
  • Questions and Answers for Employers
2010

Number 38, December 2010

In this issue:
  • Contribution rates set to increase by 1% in January 2011
  • CRA announces YMPE for 2011
  • OPTrust’s 2011 pension escalation factor set at 1.4%
  • Pension escalation & contributions for members on LTIP or unpaid LOA

Number 37, September 2010

In this issue:
  • Starting October 1, 2010, changes to the OPSEU Pension Plan affect the cost of reinstating past service

Number 36, January 2011

In this issue:
  • Open option buyback approved by Plan's sponsors
2009

Number 35, December 2009

In this issue:
  • OPTrust sponsors approve gradual contribution rate increase

Number 34, November 2010

In this issue:
  • Surplus Factor 80 provision approved by Plan's sponsors
2008

Number 33, November 2010

In this issue:
  • OPTrust’s 2009 pension escalation factor: 2.5%
  • Pension escalation & contributions for members on LTIP or unpaid leaves
  • 2009 YBE & YMPE rates and OPTrust contribution

Number 32, May 2008

In this issue:
  • OPTrust membership termination for "grandfathered" employees who transfer to management or another bargaining unit
2007

Number 31, November 2007

In this issue:
  • OPTrust’s 2008 pension escalation factor: 1.8%
  • 2008 YBE & YMPE rates
  • Long Term Income Protection (LTIP) contribution

Number 30, September 2007

In this issue:
  • Federal Budget Raises Pension Age Limit to 71
  • Policy Interpretation Change: Plan Membership and Re-employment in Unclassified/Contract Positions

Number 29, July 2007

In this issue:
  • Return-to-Work Arrangements Relating to WSIB & LTIP Periods
2006

Number 28, December 2006

In this issue:
  • Disputed Termination of Employment

Number 27, December 2006

In this issue:
  • OPTrust 2007 pension escalation factor: 2.3%
  • 2007 YBE & YMPE rates
  • Long Term Income Protection contributions

Number 26, June 2006

In this issue:
  • New Unclassified System Reaches Out to Potential members
  • Employer Manual: Your Online Resource
  • 2005 Annual Pension Statements Distributed
  • Service Spotlight

Number 25, February 2006

In this issue:
  • Elimination of Manatory Retirement
2005

Number 24, December 2005

In this issue:
  • OPTrust 2006 Pension Escalation Factor: 2.2%
  • 2006 YBE & YMPE Rates
  • Long Term Income Protection contributions

Number 23, October 2005

In this issue:
  • Online Services for Employers
  • New Website, New Look
  • Employer Manual: Check out our newest sections
  • OPTrust Interactive Pension Information Session
  • "Surplus Factor 80" extended
  • New Leave of Absence Form