As life often gets very busy, Lifespeak’s 4-week campaign wants to give you a jump start at organizing your affairs, as it can be quite intimidating especially if you don’t know where to start.
LifeSpeak has gathered extensive knowledge from their experts into four categories to help you get organised.
Week 1: Getting your Finances in order
Week 2: Getting your Work Life in order
Week 3: Getting your Health in order
Week 4: Maintaining your Good Habits
Click to Engage with their ‘Getting Your House in order’ campaign which starts on April 5th .
* This wellness campaign is available exclusively on the web site. It’s not accessible on the mobile app.
Be sure to also join the “Ask the Expert” conversation with Shannon Lee Simmons and Bob Gavlak, Certified Financial Planners, on April 21st at 12pm ET.
The French Version will be with Jean-François Rousseau on April 22nd at 12pm ET. Click here for more info.
Log in at: united-church.lifespeak.com
Check out the latest episode of LifeWorks’ Living Well podcast: The Work-Life Blur: Burnout from Home. Have a listen and feel free to share with your colleagues, family, and friends.
For many of us, home has been our office now for over a year. At first, it was new and our focus was on learning how to work productively in a new environment, but now, work can be harder to leave behind when there’s no where to go. Listen to Living Well host and international mental health advocate Mark Henick discuss increasing reports of burnout with Duncan So, co-founder and executive director at The Burnout Clinic and our very own Paula Allen, global leader and SVP, research and total wellbeing.
Some key takeaways to implement are;
- Daily Audit
- State Management
- Be kind to yourself and self care
Click here to listen to previous podcast episodes of Living Well.
Click here to view the recording of the March Pension Information Seminar 2021 presented by Shenagh Rosa.
Learn how your pension plan works, other ways to save for retirement and how to apply for your pension.
For more distance learning opportunities visit United in Learning.
Canada Life wishes to assure its valued members that receiving the Covid-19 vaccine will not affect your individual or workplace life, health or disability insurance benefits.
Please note that when a COVID-19 vaccine has been given by an authorized health professional, side-effects or complications from the vaccine would not limit someone’s eligibility for group benefits.
Government-approved COVID-19 vaccinations are tested to make sure they’re safe and effective and while some people have reported side effects after being immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada, those side effects aren’t necessarily related to the vaccine.
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) has also released their position on the vaccine as it relates to insurance coverage.
Canada Life stays committed to the financial, physical and mental well–being of its plan members.
The latest additions to LifeSpeak’s online library are now available. Brand new topics include:
- Worry-Free Money: The Guilt-Free Approach to Managing your Money
- Men’s Health 101
- Making Flexible and Remote Working a Success
- Healthy Eating for Families
Check out the full list of topics available in both English and French.
For access from any computer or mobile device:
Log in at: united-church.lifespeak.com
Ask the Expert
Be sure to join the conversation during the “Ask the Expert” segment. This month’s topic: Tired of Being Tired? How to Improve Your Sleep.
- The English version will be with Dr. Marty Martin, Clinical Psychologist on March 24th at Noon ET. Add to your Calendar
- The French Version will be with Faustin Etindele on March 25th at Noon ET. Add to your Calendar
Active Member Accrual Rate set at 1.625% for 2021
The Pension Board is pleased to announce that the accrual rate for active plan members will be 1.625% in 2021. There will be no change to contribution rates. The accrual rate, which was set to return to 1.4% in 2021, will return to 1.4% in 2022.
Pension Increase to Retired and Deferred Plan Members Effective January 1, 2021
The Pension Board is pleased to announce that current pensioners. survivors and deferred members will receive a 2%* increase to their monthly pension benefit effective January 1, 2021. If you are receiving a pension, the increase will be added to your April 2021 pension payment, retroactive to January 1, 2021. If you are a deferred member, (that is, you terminated employment but left your entitlement in the Plan), the increase will be calculated and shown on your 2021 pension statement, which you will receive in June 2022.
* The Income Tax Act and regulations limit pension increases to the cumulative growth in CPI since the pension commenced. For this reason, recently retired pensioners and deferred members who terminated employment recently will see a lesser increase.
These improvements are possible because of adequate funding levels at the end of 2020, according to requirements set out in the Funding Policy.
Pension Information Seminar
Join us for the next Pension Information Seminar on March 9, 2021. Learn how your pension plan works, other ways to save for retirement and how to apply for your pension. Click here To register.
February is Black History (or African Heritage) Month here in Canada and the United States. It is a time to honour the contributions, acknowledge the struggles and celebrate the cultural heritage of people of African descent.
Efforts continue to improve our social consciousness as we strive towards more inclusivity here in North America.
LifeSpeak’s campaign will focus on recognizing systemic racism and dealing with its consequences on one’s mental health. Join the conversation during the “Ask the Expert” segment. This month’s topic: Let’s talk Racism: Your Questions answered.
- The English version will be with Daphne Magna, Founder & Principal Consultant, Tough Convos on February 24th at Noon ET. Add to your calendar.
- The French Version will be with Carla Beauvais on February 25th at Noon ET. Add to your calendar.
More information is available in both English & French
LifeSpeak’s campaign on Healthy Habits continues with the great discussion on Healthy Nutrition Habits.
Be sure to check out each week, as we get expert tips to help improve our Lifestyle habits including; sleep, nutrition, fitness and mental toughness.
There will also be “Ask the Expert” discussions so be sure to Add to your Calendar
Click here to “Engage” with the campaign.
Learn how to get started in English or French
Learn more about the Pension & Benefits statistics for 2021.
Please note that this Pension & Benefits summary is for information purposes only but provides details of key minimum and maximum values from government sources in one central resource that support payroll.