Canada Post labour disruption
[Aug 27, 2016] Beginning August 29, 2016, Canada Post may experience a labour disruption. Employers who currently submit their monthly contribution cheques by mail should consider using direct deposit.
[Aug 16, 2016] As part of our continued efforts to streamline administration for employers and maintain our pension promise to members, HOOPP has been working closely with all employers prior to introducing a couple of key changes:
- Over the next 12–18 months, our pension administration system will be upgraded to improve the way you interact with us. It will allow for more flexibility, as well as improved administrative and operational processes, for our employers. Over the past few months, HOOPP has met with all employers to collect valuable information that is essential for us to help you through this transition.
The new system will be introduced as follows:
June 2016 In the Loop with HOOPP Webcast recording now available
[Jul 11, 2016] We have provided the following video for you to view, If you were unable to attend the live webcasts of In the Loop with HOOPP that were held in June.
Announcing the 2016 HOOPP pension seminars
[Mar 07, 2016] HOOPP’s pension seminars are back by popular demand! Our members know having a secure retirement income is important, but there are other considerations they need to think about when planning for life after work. That’s why we encourage them to attend a Pre-retirement Seminar to learn about the benefits of the HOOPP pension and how it impacts their retirement planning. This year’s seminars will be held from April to October.
Members will learn about:
HOOPP’s funded status rises to 122% despite challenging markets
[Mar 03, 2016] We are pleased to inform you that your pension plan, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), delivered a positive return for 2015, despite a difficult year for investors.
The first issue of our newly re-launched Employer Newsletter is now available
[Jan 26, 2016] Our new Employer Newsletter is now available online, and has been emailed to all employer administrative contacts and executives. This newsletter is being sent to keep employers apprised of what was accomplished in 2015 and what's ahead in 2016.
Articles in this issue:
HOOPP Disability changes & Fall YPAW Issue now Available
[Nov 10, 2015] Improvements to disability benefits
The Board of Trustees recently approved changes to the HOOPP Plan Text related to disability benefits.
These changes are designed to assist members and employers by making the rules easier to understand and streamline the application process.
Part-time and Non-full-time Program materials available for download
[Aug 31, 2015] For your convenience, we’ve made Part-time and Non-full-time Program materials accessible on ESE2, including:
Elimination of part-time eligibility requirements
[Jun 08, 2015] HOOPP’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that effective Oct. 1, 2015, all part-time and non-full-time employees will have the option to join the Plan immediately.
Process Improvement - Disability packages will now be sent directly to members
[Mar 25, 2015] Effective April 1, 2015, HOOPP will mail the Here for You: Disability Guide directly to members who have reached 10 weeks on an employer-approved health leave.
The package will include: