MURANews Winter 2019 issue in PDF format
In this issue:
Cliff Andrews, MURA Representative, Hourly Pension Plan Retirement Committee
Brian Beckberger, MURA Representative, Salaried Pension Trust Committee
In December 2018 and continuing bi-annually, the University will be providing all McMaster pensioners with a statement summarizing their annual pension. These statements will be prepared every two (2) years and mailed to retiree home addresses.
If you did not receive a statement or if there are questions about your statement, please contact Human Resource Services at 905-525-9140 x22247.
What you should know about ambulance fees in Ontario
When you receive a bill for ambulance services, pay the bill and then apply for reimbursement from Sun Life. Instructions for claiming benefits can be found at: https://hr.mcmaster.ca/employees/total-rewards/benefit-information/.
For questions about your post-retirement benefits, call Sun Life Financial at 1-800-361-6212 or Human Resources at 905-525-9140 ext. 22247. You should have the University’s policy number (in most cases, 25018) and your member ID (your former employee ID number) available when making the call.
For more information, visit the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care web site at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/amb.aspx
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Born in Wales, Dorothy Willott moved to London and joined the civil service during the Second World War. Following the war, she and her husband, Norman, came to Canada to start a new life. Dorothy worked at McMaster as secretary to the chair of the Department of Geography for 15 years.
In an interview for Niagara This Week, Dorothy was asked, “What is the secret to making it all the way to 100 years old?” She said, “Live your life to the fullest. And always be kind, be loving and be good.”
The duly constituted MURA Nominating Committee is now receiving input for the nomination of Council members for the three-year term starting in June 2019, as well as for President and Vice-President for 2019/20.
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