Retirees' Association

Retirees Association of Queen's

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Pension & Benefits Information

In this section, you will find the most up to date information on the University Pension Plan as well retiree benefits. You will also find links to important information for retirees, such as the Retirees Benefits Booklet. Please note that retiree benefits are changing as the University moves to a new insurance provider in 2020. As information becomes available, we will post it here.

Update Memo for Retiree Members on University Benefits Plan

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Pension & Benefits Updates from Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

Read other Newsletter updates here

Pension Returns

Month of August 2019:  0.26%
12 months to August 31, 2019:  2.33%

(This is the end of the pension year)

Retiree Benefit Comparisons March 9, 2017

A comparison was conducted of benefits at Queen’s vis a vis other Canadian post-secondary institutions (from a Survey of Medical and Non-Medical Benefits conducted by CURAC). Read the report.  

Pension Committee--Board of Trustees

RAQ has a role in consulting with the Principal with regard to retiree membership on the Pension Committee. Note the following excerpt from the “Pension Committee Constitution”:

Two former employees who have retired and are receiving a pension from the Queen's Plan, to be recommended by the Principal and appointed by the Board of Trustees of whom one will be a former member of the academic staff and the other a former member of the support staff (either unionized or non-unionized). In making recommendations to the Board of Trustees, the Principal may consult widely, including asking the appropriate group to submit a short list from which a selection might be made.

Retiree Benefits Booklet

From time to time, Queen's Human Resources publishes the "Retiree Benefits Booklet" summarizing the group medical and life insurance benefits for Queen's retirees. Printed copies of this booklet are available from HR in the Stewart-Pollack Wing of Fleming Hall or can be seen here (0.2MB PDF)

Pension Services and Retiree Benefits

Help is available with estate planning and management. 

For specific information, call Pension Services at 613.533.2070. Enquiries can be emailed to hrpension@queensu.ca. Queen's University