News

  • Benefits Statements are now available

    January 30, 2019

    The 2018 Benefits Statements are now available through Online Services. Your Benefits Statement provides important information such as projected gross monthly pension estimates, your termination benefit and your pre-retirement survivor’s benefit. It also confirms your beneficiary designation in the event you pass away before your pension begins.

    To view your statement, you must register for Online Services. If you are registered for Online Services, you may view or download your statement in the “My TRAF Documents” section of your Online Services account.

    If you forgot your User ID or password, there is a tool that will help you navigate through the login process in Online Services or contact a TRAF Member Services Representative for assistance, if needed.

    If you are not yet registered, we encourage you to register today.

     
  • 2018 T4A's

    January 24, 2019

    2018 T4A's will be mailed in February. If you are a registered member, you can find your electronic T4A in TRAF's secure Online Services.

     
  • Financial Outlook of the TRAF Pension Plan

    December 20, 2018

    A “Special Edition Newsletter Focused on Sustainability” is now available.

    Whether you’re early or mid-career, or approaching or enjoying retirement, it’s important to understand the financial outlook of your pension plan. Read more.

     
  • Left Teaching?

    July 31, 2018

    TRAF is currently reaching out to plan members who have left teaching and are eligible to receive a benefit. TRAF will be asking questions to verify your identity and collecting information to process your benefit. Please contact our office if you have any questions on this process, or if you have previously worked in the public-school system in Manitoba, contributed to TRAF and are approaching or at retirement age.

     
  • Update Your Contact Information

    July 31, 2018

    Your pension can be a significant financial asset. Please take the time to update your address, email, or phone number through secure Online Services or by contacting our office. This will ensure that you receive information from us regarding your TRAF plan.

     
  • Annual Report

    June 8, 2018

    2017 Annual Report and Summary

     
  • Restricted Surplus Regulation Approved

    May 23, 2018

    On May 16, 2018, the Lieutenant Governor in Council approved a Regulation to disburse the restricted surplus held in the Pension Adjustment Account over a five-year period commencing with the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) granted effective July 1, 2018. The final regulation was unchanged from the regulation submitted by the Board to the Province on June 28, 2017.

    The restricted surplus disbursal will increase the 2018 COLA by 0.20%, resulting in a total COLA of 1.35% effective July 1, 2018. The balance of the restricted surplus will be disbursed in equal amounts over the following four years, ending with the COLA effective July 1, 2022. We estimate that COLA would increase by a further 0.17% on average from 2019 to 2022, for a cumulative increase of between 0.8% and 0.9% by the end of the five-year disbursal period. Actual increases will, however, depend on the economic and demographic conditions that occur during the disbursal period.

     
  • Newsletters

    November 6, 2018

    2018 Fall Horizon and Link

     
  • New – Online Maternity/Parental/Adoption Leave Cost Calculator

    October 3, 2017

    TRAF has launched a new online cost calculator for members interested in purchasing the service during the leave or within 18 months of the leave. The calculator is accessible through Online Services. Check out the Facts sheets for more information.