Pensioner Newsletter and Payment Schedule for 2015
(January 28, 2015)
SHEPP pensioners were mailed their Pension Payment Confirmation Statements and the 2015 Pensioner Newsletter this week. The newsletter includes an update on SHEPP's funded status as well as this year's Pension Payment Schedule.
In conversation with SHEPP's Board Chair, Jim Tomkins
(December 17, 2014)
We recently caught up with long standing member and current Chair of SHEPP's Board of Trustees, Jim Tomkins, to discuss his thoughts on the Plan and what's on the minds of Plan members. Read more.
Valuation determines contribution rates will stay the same
(December 10, 2014)
The latest Plan valuation, completed as at December 31, 2013, showed a decrease in the Plan's deficit and an improvement in the going-concern funded status. Contribution rates will remain the same and, all else being equal, the Plan is on track to pay off its unfunded liability by 2025. Read more about the 2013 Valuation results in the December 2014 edition of Member News.
Terminating members who transfer out lump-sum may be subject to holdback
(December 10, 2014)
While SHEPP's funding requirements and contribution rates are determined by the going-concern valuation, a solvency valuation is also performed to determine the solvency ratio used to calculate transfer deficiency holdbacks. The December 31, 2013 valuation determined that the Plan's assets are 73% of liabilities on a solvency basis, therefore certain terminating Plan members will have a 27% transfer deficiency holdback applied for five years following the date of initial lump-sum benefit payment from SHEPP. Read more about how the transfer deficiency holdback might affect you in the new Termination of Employment Information Sheet.
Investments return 15.7% in 2013
(June 25, 2014)
SHEPP recently published its 2013 annual report which highlighted a 15.7% rate of return in 2013, exceeding the benchmark of 11.7%. The market value of the Fund totalled $4.77 billion and Plan membership exceeded 50,000 at year end. For more 2013 highlights read the 2013 Annual Report.
New CEO Appointed
(June 11, 2014)
SHEPP's Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Alison McKay as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Alison had been Interim CEO for the past year and a member of SHEPP's senior management team since 2008. Read more.
Watch for your Member's Annual Statement in the mail
(May 2, 2014)
Member's Annual Statements were recently mailed to active Plan members. When you receive your statement review it carefully as it provides important information including your primary beneficiary and a summary of the benefit entitlements you have earned up to December 31, 2013. For more information, check out our online guide to understanding your Member's Annual Statement.