News

  • 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.