Benefit Verification



This FCC covers applicable Retirees. 3888 will also be releasing the final instructions regarding those still affected by the Verification Process in the coming weeks.

Benefit Verification Settlement

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BENEFIT VERIFICATION SETTLEMENT The Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association and the City have resolved the Benefit Verification Grievance. Approximately 1100 active members and retirees were suspended, resulting in approximately 2500 spouses and children having their benefits retroactively turned off on February 1, 2023. For those impacted, the reinstatement of benefits will start immediately. Apparently, it is a time-consuming process and … Read More

Update 12 – City of Toronto Benefits Verification


While the Association suggests not supplying the information until after the Arbiter makes an award this is a personal decision and if the City follows through could see your benefits revert to single coverage if you don’t. Please take the time to make the decision that is right for you. (Note – All updates and information are available by scrolling … Read More

OMERS Annual Meeting


For your interest… From Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 9:00 AM EDT 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast9:00 a.m. Meeting begins Please join us at OMERS Annual Meeting, a hybrid event taking place in-person at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with a simultaneous webcast. Follow this link to register

Benefit Plan Verification


Update —> Union Notice #22-086 Friday, August 19, 2022Subject: City of Toronto Benefits Verification – Update Further to Union Notice 22-078, your Association has received a legal opinion regarding the City’s “Benefits Enrollment Letter” sent to our Active and Retired Members asking for personal information regarding dependents. Following our council’s advice, we issued a letter to the City highlighting several … Read More

OMERS 2022 COL Increase


“OMERS announced that pensions will increase by 2.74% as of January 1, 2022. This increase is reflective of general changes in the cost of living measured by the Consumer Price Index and published by Statistics Canada. OMERS inflation protection increases retirement, disability and survivor pensions accordingly. Therefore, members whose pensions began in 2021 (prior to December) will receive a pro-rated … Read More

Job Related Illness/City of Toronto/OMERS Contacts


Below is the contact information for the City of Toronto and OMERS. Please note – in the event of a Retired Toronto Fire Fighters passing the estate/executor should contact the City to see if there are any entitlements owed (eg. life insurance). If death or illness is job-related you, your family or the Estate/Executor should also contact the Toronto Professional … Read More

2020 OMERS Report


OMERS Reports 2020 Financial Results After seeing an 11.9% net return in 2019, Covid-19 has brought that crashing into negative territory for 2020… “The effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted our portfolio in 2020, particularly our business- and consumer-facing investments, contributing to an investment return net of expenses of -2.7% for the year. Widespread lockdowns in investments that … Read More

MROO Travel Insurance


MROO Annual Travel Insurancenow includes coverage for COVID-19 MROO Travel Insurance now includes coverage for Covid-19 related conditions or losses. Retroactive to January 15th. “We are pleased to announce that the MROO AnnualTravel Insurance plan now includes emergency medicalcoverage for conditions or losses that are related toCOVID-19, even while a travel advisory related to COVID19 is in effect. This change … Read More

Benefits – What to expect at 65.


Your Benefits – What to expect when you turn 65. When you turn 65 you will move from the benefits you know to the Health Care Spending Account. To ensure everything transitions smoothly there are a few things everyone should be aware of as they approach their 65th Birthday. All of which can be done a month or two before … Read More