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Members' Overview

Questions about the Transition Exit Initiative?
The Transition Exit Initiative (TEI) program has been in place for OPSEU members since 2013. This is a negotiated provision in your collective agreement, so please contact your employer or union representative directly for more information about the program and your eligibility to participate. As the TEI program is provided by employers, OPTrust representatives are not able to answer questions but are available to assist with any questions you may have regarding your pension. Have questions about early retirement or wish to confirm your retirement dates? Please refer to your Annual Pension Statement or the Pension Estimate page in your OPTrust Online Services Account, or contact OPTrust by secure message or phone at 1 (800) 637-0024.

New to the plan

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Permanent staff must join the pension plan. For contract and unclassified staff plan membership is optional.
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Buying Back Pension Service

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New pension plan members can buy back past uncredited pension service and may be eligible to transfer in pension service from another plan.
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Leaves of Absence

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Members who are planning a leave of absence or who have recently returned from a leave have the option to buy back pension credit.
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Changing your Marital Status

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Marital status affects survivor benefits. If your marital status changes, notify OPTrust to ensure your information is up to date.
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Divested Members

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Ontario’s pension law protects the pension benefits you have earned with the OPSEU Pension Plan, when your branch or unit is divested.
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Leaving Your Job

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If you leave your job before retirement, your membership in the pension plan ends. You have options regarding your pension.
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Planning for Retirement

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Retirement is a major life change. Preparation and planning will help with a smooth transition to this next phase of your life.
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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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