Team News – December 13, 2019
The Spectrum Office will be closed as follows:
December 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm
December 25 & 26, 2019 All Day
December 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm
January 1, 2020 All Day
Welcome to TeksMed our new Disability Management provider!
We have now transitioned from DMI (Disability Management Institute) over to TeksMed on October 1st, 2019.
Similar to DMI, TeksMed will be working with Spectrum to proactively manage employees’ occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses and to ensure that employees are receiving the necessary support with documentation and return to work planning following an absence from work.
To read more about TeksMed, please review their website: https://teksmed.com/#about
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information to follow next month!
Have you referred a New Hire to Spectrum?
Referrals are one of the best ways to recruit! We appreciate all of them, so please keep sending them our way!
If you refer someone you know to Spectrum and they are hired and stay with us for 9 months, we’ll provide you with a $50 bonus as a thank you for sending us great people!!
Please make sure you let the person you’re referring know to mention you when they apply and come in for their interview. It’s also a good idea to email email@example.com and give Human Resources a heads up.
Registering your Compass Card
You might want to register your Compass Card to protect your unused balance if your card is lost or stolen.
Below please find the Translink link to register your card:
- They will ask for the compass card number
- CVN code (which is on the back of the compass card)
- Card name is optional (give your card a name (e.g. John UBC – instead of a number)
Then a check “I agree to the Compass Card Terms and Conditions of Use for creating an account”
Then follow the prompts.
Dear Municipal plan member,
Wondering how being a member of the plan, returning from parental leave, getting a separation or divorce, changing jobs, or choosing a pension option could affect your future pension? Are you nearing retirement and curious how planning now can make your transition to retirement easier? Find answers to your pension questions with free pension education!
New and potential members
- Getting to Know Your Pension is 15 minutes of online learning that will introduce you to the value and benefits of plan membership
Members establishing their career or several years away from retirement
- Making the Most of Your Pension can help you maximize your pension by understanding how the decisions you make throughout your career affect your pension when you retire
- Take 45 minutes of online learning or attend the two-hour workshop
Members planning for or within five years of retirement
- Approaching Retirement is a two–hour workshop designed to help you understand the important decisions you need to make about your pension
Workshops fill up quickly so register early to make sure you can attend the date of your choice. If a workshop is full, you can be placed on a waitlist or you may take a workshop at an alternative location.
For more information, and to take online learning or register for a workshop, visit mpp.pensionsbc.ca.
If you have taken online learning or attended a workshop, please encourage your colleagues to take pension education so they can benefit from learning more about their pension.
Whether you take online learning or attend a workshop, you’ll get the information you need to prepare for your future pension.
mpp.pensionsbc.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re almost there! With the holidays and end of the year approaching, it can be common to feel stressed and overwhelmed. But the end of the year is a great time to practice self-care, so that you can end the year well.
Here are four ways to end the year well:
Helps You with Personal and Professional Concerns – Employee Assistance Program EAP
If you are currently enrolled in our employee group benefits, you are eligible to receive support from the EAP.
Information on our new EAP is available at: https://www.workhealthlife.com/sunlife
or by phone at 1-855-544-7722
What can you get help with?
- Parenting and Child Care
- Older Adults
- Midlife & Retirement
- Financial and Legal Issues
- Work Issues
- Health & Wellness
- Emotional Well-Being
For more information and to access the program, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com