OCRA members belonging to the CAAT Pension Plan should have received a postcard in the mail or email requesting them to complete the annual survey of retired members. The survey is available online (scroll down the page to find the link “Retired member survey”). The required passcode for the survey is shown in the postcard/email. The survey closes August 31, 2021.
The due date for submitting your 2021 pension payment confirmation form is Monday May 31, 2021. According to the CAAT Annual Statement, this process “is one of the ways we keep your pension safe, ensuring we are paying the right pension to the right person.” If you haven’t yet submitted your confirmation, there are additional ways to do so aside from mailing it. Your Annual Statement provides detailed instructions on how to submit your confirmation by:
- CAAT’s secure online upload
Details on these submission methods are also on the CAAT Pension Plan website’s Retired Member Statements page.
Did you miss attending the May 4, 2021 CAAT Webinar “Resilient and Ready: Annual Report Webinar for Members and Participating Employers”? A recording of the presentation portion of the webinar (20 minutes) is available on YouTube. In their presentations, CEO Derek Dobson and newly appointed Chief Investment Officer Asif Haque discuss:
- How CAAT is keeping your pension secure
- How CAAT expanded service to members and employers
- Improving access to sustainable pensions for more Canadians
According to Asif Haque, “the Plan’s investment performance was strong in 2020 despite market volatility and our long-term returns have also been strong relative to our policy benchmark and to our discount rate”. Derek Dobson, in summarizing his presentation, offered this reassurance: “Your pension is secure and the Plan is performing well. It is stronger today than it was a year ago”.