COVID-19 updates

In these rapidly changing times, we continue working to serve you. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation is evolving; check here regularly for updates and answers to commonly asked questions.

We’ve divided questions and answers into categories to help you find the information you need. Choose from the themes below to learn more.


Connecting with us

We’re open for business, but our reception is closed and we’re not accepting paper submissions. We encourage you to use the many online services available on this website and through My Account.

Leaves, time off and retirement

If your work situation changes because of COVID-19, your pension could be affected. Learn about your options if you take a leave, have your hours reduced, are temporarily laid off or change your retirement plans.

Payments and deductions

Direct deposit pension payments will continue as scheduled. However, cheques for commuted value payments may take longer because of delays in mail delivery service.

Retirement health and dental coverage

While the situation is quickly evolving and there’s no firm timeline about when elective or non-essential services may resume, maintaining coverage is important for unexpected emergency situations.

Pension security and investments

Although the spread of COVID-19 continues to affect the global economy, you can be reassured about your plan. As a defined benefit pension, the amount of your pension payment isn’t dependent on the performance of the financial markets.

Updates from the WorkSafeBC Pension Plan Pension Committee

May 14, 2020

In these rapidly changing times, there’s a lot we don’t know about the impacts of COVID-19. However, we want to provide you continued assurance about your pension plan and information on how our service providers are working to stay safe while keeping business as usual.

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March 23, 2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect the world, as your Pension Committee for the WorkSafeBC Pension Plan, we want to offer you assurance about your pension plan. Your pension payments will be paid on time, today and into the future.

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