Entries by Tim Anderson

Office Hours and Accessibility Update – March 16 2020

Dear BCRTA Members and Partners Effective immediately, BCRTA’s offices will be closed to visitors except as pre-authorized by our staff. We will continue to answer phone calls and emails during normal office hours of 8:30AM to 4:00PM, Monday to Friday. Deliveries and mail services to our office will also continue per normal. Following the recommendations […]

Johnson Insurance Updated March 13

Many BCRTA members use Johnson Insurance for their MEDOC, Travel Insurance, and Trip Cancellation coverage. In the quickly-changing environment caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, it is very important that you know the current coverage you have. Advisories from Health Authorities and the Government of Canada may affect your coverage. Review your status carefully. Here is […]

Intercom Security for Seniors

If you are living in an assisted living unit or an apartment – DO NOT open the main door to the building via intercom unless you recognize and know who you are letting in. If someone claims to have been locked out or they can’t raise the person they want; ask them to contact the […]

Finance News Feb 2020

The Finance Committee has taken steps to ensure the security of the Association, our directors and members. We rounded out our general liability insurance by adding coverage for contents and crime. This insurance protects us against loss of office equipment and cash. Following the advice of two different insurance providers the BCRTA increased liability coverage […]

2020 Marks Changes to Your Pension Payments

If you receive a pension from the Teachers’ Pension Plan of BC, you will have noticed some changes to your pension payments in 2020. MSP Premiums End If you watched your bank account near the end of December you might have noticed an increase in your pension amount. Because premiums were eliminated in the BC […]

Hey there – I Went for a Hearing Test!

In the last Connections I shared an article about a presentation I attended by HearingLife on the impacts of hearing loss on seniors and the need to have regular hearing check-ups after reaching the age of 60. HearingLife is one of BCRTA’s Advantage Partners and offers BCRTA members savings on hearing-aids. What I didn’t mention […]

Simply Connect Offers BCRTA Members Savings

With terrific phone plans designed for senior singles and couples, Simply Connect is a great choice for your phone provider. With complete North American coverage and good travel options, you can always stay in touch. Now BCRTA members can use the BCRTA Advantage Plan to sign up with great discounts of 10% off basic phone […]