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2020 Tax Information for Retirees

The Winnipeg Civic Employees' Benefits Program has mailed out T4A forms (statement of pension, retirement, annuity and other income) for pensions paid in 2020. Pension recipients who subscribe to Blue Cross benefits will notice that the premiums you paid are no longer reported on the T4A. To obtain this information online  from Blue Cross:
  1. Visit Blue Cross at www.mb.bluecross.ca
  2. Log in to your mybluecross account (if you have one), or create an account, then log in.
  3. Once you are logged in, on the left hand side of the screen, go to My Account, then My Documents, and scroll down to Find Tax Information.
  4. At the bottom of this screen, select Yearly Premium Statements.
  5. Select the pdf file to download, then Print.
If you don't have a computer or the ability to print, you can call Blue Cross at 204-775-0151 (for quicker service, please have your Blue Cross number handy).  Blue Cross will mail you a copy of the premiums statement.  

COVID-19 Update to Members

The members of the Board of Directors for the City of Winnipeg Retirees Association hope everyone is doing well in this trying time.
 
CWRA volunteers aren't in the office these days as we are staying at home, and 219 Provencher Blvd. is closed during this time. We're doing our part to help "flatten the curve," using physical distancing and other measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.
 
At this point, we have decided to cancel the following events from our 2020 Event Schedule:
  • Monday, May 4 Seminar (Downsize Your House and Upsize Your Lifestyle) - cancelled
  • Monday, June 8 Seminar (Travel Medical Insurance and Travel Packages) - cancelled
  • Wednesday, June 10 Hot Dog Day at Whittier Park - cancelled
  • Wednesday, June 24 Tour (Oseredok Ukrainian Museum and Cultural Education Centre) - cancelled
  • Wednesday, July 8 - Group Attendance at Goldeyes Baseball - cancelled
  • Wednesday, September 9 Tour (Jim's Vintage Garage Museum) - cancelled
Our next scheduled event will be the Wednesday, September 9 Hot Dog Day at Whittier Park.
 
Like you, we are monitoring the situation and we are looking forward to resuming our programs, activities and office support as soon as it is safe to do so. We will keep you updated on further schedule changes via our website and email.
 
In the meantime, if you are looking for information, you can contact us by leaving a voicemail at 204-233-2227 or email: cwrabrd@gmail.com.
 
We also encourage you to learn and practice the public health recommendations. As the experts say, "Now is not the time for fear.  Now is the time for action to protect yourself and others." All information about the coronavirus and safety precautions can be found on the Manitoba Government website at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html.  If you think may be ill, take the online self-assessment first.  Then call Health Links-info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) to get directions on how to proceed.
 
Please stay safe and well, stay home, keep six feet away from people when you do need to go out, and wash your hands often.
Sincerely,
 
The Board of Directors
City of Winnipeg Retirees Association