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Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a specific retirement date, or dates, in mind, we would be happy to provide you with an estimate of your OMERS pension. The easiest way to request a pension estimate is through . The Retirement Planner allows you to estimate the amount of retirement income you can expect to receive from your OMERS defined benefit pension. It produces the same estimate you would receive by contacting OMERS to request one, is accessible 24/7 and takes only a few minutes.
There are several ways to change your beneficiary:
Send us a letter requesting a change of beneficiary. Be sure to include your name, membership or SIN number, your new beneficiary(ies) and their relationship to you, and your signature.
OMERS order of entitlement When a member dies, OMERS provides benefits in the following order of entitlement:
An eligible spouse is first in line for survivor benefits.
If there is no eligible spouse, a benefit would be paid to any eligible dependent children.
If there is no eligible spouse or children, the beneficiary on file with OMERS may be entitled to a refund.
If there is no beneficiary on file with OMERS, any refund would be paid to the member's estate.
2020 Plan Review
We at OMERS are responsible for protecting your pension – today and into the future. As part of this responsibility, the OMERS Sponsors Corporation Board, made up of representatives of sponsor organizations, reviews the health and viability of the Plan every year to ensure it remains sustainable, affordable and meaningful for the OMERS community.
Recent Member News
Stay informed about your OMERS Pension Plan through our news updates and electronic newsletters.
New Email Address? Moving? New Phone?
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