Benefit Verification Settlement

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BENEFIT VERIFICATION SETTLEMENT The Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association and the City have resolved the Benefit Verification Grievance. Approximately 1100 active members and retirees were suspended, resulting in approximately 2500 spouses and children having their benefits retroactively turned off on February 1, 2023. For those impacted, the reinstatement of benefits …

Update 12 – City of Toronto Benefits Verification

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While the Association suggests not supplying the information until after the Arbiter makes an award this is a personal decision and if the City follows through could see your benefits revert to single coverage if you don’t. Please take the time to make the decision that is right for you. …

OMERS Annual Meeting


For your interest… From Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 9:00 AM EDT 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast9:00 a.m. Meeting begins Please join us at OMERS Annual Meeting, a hybrid event taking place in-person at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with a simultaneous webcast. Follow this link to register

City of Toronto Benefit Plan Verification – Update

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Update —> Union Notice #22-086 (Original Post follows below) Friday, August 19, 2022Subject: City of Toronto Benefits Verification – Update Further to Union Notice 22-078, your Association has received a legal opinion regarding the City’s “Benefits Enrollment Letter” sent to our Active and Retired Members asking for personal information regarding …

OMERS – 2.74% in 2022


“OMERS announced that pensions will increase by 2.74% as of January 1, 2022. This increase is reflective of general changes in the cost of living measured by the Consumer Price Index and published by Statistics Canada.”

Job-Related Illness

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In the event of a Retired Scarborough or Toronto (TFS) Fire Fighters passing the estate or executor will want to notify CPP, OAS, OMERS, and depending on the individual a number of others. They should also contact the City to see if there are any entitlements owed (eg. life insurance). …

Presumptive Cancer / Estate Planning

Presumptive Legislation / Occupational Illness… As fire fighters we are aware of the health risks we faced on the job. There are numerous cancers recognized under presumptive legislation. Should you find yourself diagnosed with one of them there may be entitlements from the employer or WSIB due to these illnesses …

Life Insurance Policy – Article 1203

Under the Collective Agreement between The Corporation of the City of Scarborough and The Scarborough Professional Fire Fighters’ Association Local 626, Article 1203 stipulated that “The Corporation shall provide a paid-up life insurance policy of three thousand dollars($3,000.00) for employees retiring on pension”. Please be aware that this policy is …

2020 OMERS Report


OMERS Reports 2020 Financial Results After seeing an 11.9% net return in 2019, Covid-19 has brought that crashing into negative territory for 2020… “The effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted our portfolio in 2020, particularly our business- and consumer-facing investments, contributing to an investment return net of expenses …

Retiree Benefits – MROO Travel

MROO Annual Travel Insurancenow includes coverage for COVID-19 MROO Travel Insurance now includes coverage for Covid-19 related conditions or losses. Retroactive to January 15th. “We are pleased to announce that the MROO AnnualTravel Insurance plan now includes emergency medicalcoverage for conditions or losses that are related toCOVID-19, even while a …