Turning 65? Your MyRetiree Plan Benefits Are Changing
If you’re turning 65, you should know that some of your retirement benefits will change. This heads-up can help you navigate the coming changes and any steps you may need to take to prepare.
Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day and, on behalf of the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP), I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the past, present, and future contributions of Indigenous peoples in Alberta and Canada, as well as their rich heritage and culture. We also want to recognize the impacts that colonization has had and still has on Indigenous peoples.
Every few years, our Trustees and leadership come together to define the strategic direction of the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP). As a result of this collaborative work, we’re happy to share an overview of our new strategic plan, which will inform the work we undertake now, in 2021, all the way through to 2025.
Trigger Warning: Residential Schools/Child Death
The remains of 215 children were recently discovered at a former residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. This news is a devastating reminder that the trauma inflicted by residential schools is still experienced by survivors, descendants of survivors, and the families of those who never came home.
As the pandemic persists, putting pressure on us as individuals, families, and communities, it can feel a little overwhelming at times. We understand that there are lots of responsibilities on your plate and, with stricter lockdowns, it brings added concern and pressure with it too. Know that we’ve always got your back to support you, and that’s especially the case right now. Since spring’s always a time of refreshment and rejuvenation, we’d like to highlight a few ways to support your overall health and wellness, whether that’s at in-person appointments or remotely.
As part of our ongoing efforts to increase conversations and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, we’re launching our brand-new It Takes a Village website where you’ll have access to a wide range of tools and support systems to help you thrive during difficult times.
Our 2021 Client Satisfaction Survey has come to a close and we can’t thank you enough for sharing your feedback with us. At a time when there are so many competing demands for your attention, we truly appreciate you making space for us.
When we first started working on this survey, we had hoped to receive enough responses so that the data gathered could be translatable across our covered member population. Well, you didn’t disappoint—we had over 12,500 covered members respond to our survey.