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Innovations in Seniors' Care

Our in-house health advocacy and policy officer benefits expert, Louise Bergeron, attended the Hill Times conference on innovations in seniors’ care on June 2 to glean some insight for our members. This is her account.

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A money jar labelled with the word pension on it.

PSSP Fund shows a debt –  fact or fiction?

Actuarial figures released last fall (2015) for the federal Public Service Superannuation Plan (PSSP) state that as at March 31, 2014, the PSSP has a deficit of just over $3.6 billion. However, it’s important to understand the following about accrual both before and since April 1, 2000.

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André Picard, The Globe & Mail Public Health Reporter at the podium next to a panel of presenters.

Can Canada really cope with the growing health-care needs of an aging population?

Louise Bergeron, Federal Retirees Advocacy and Policy Advisor Officer on health –related topics, attended the May 12th Canada Conference Board gathering entitled Healthy Canada: Future Care for Canadian Seniors to glean some insight and inform future discussions. She emerged with some reason for concern. 

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My cancer journey

Cancer has touched us all, in one way or another.  A diagnosis can be shocking, frightening and profoundly disturbing but there are people to reach out to. Barb, a Federal Retirees member who preferred not to use her full name, shares her journey here to demonstrate that a cancer diagnosis can happen to anyone.

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Retirement is an evolution, not a destination

A former government executive and current Federal Retirees' member shares his transition into retirement, or, as he calls it, "retire-sition".

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