Municipal Employees Benefits Program (MEBP) provides secure pension and benefit services (insurance and disability income) to employees and their families of Manitoba municipal and quasi-municipal organizations, in a cost effective manner.
The Administration for MEBP is being provided by Coughlin & Associates Ltd. since April 2017.
COVID-19 MEBP Office Closure – April 2020Thank you to all of our Employers and Members for their patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
Please note, our offices are currently closed to all members and visitors due to the recent events surrounding COVID-19. We are committed to continue to provide quality service during this time. Should you require assistance please do not hesitate to send your inquiries to our office by email, and a customer service representative will respond to you as soon as possible.
pensionrequestsMEBP@coughlin.ca Toll Free: 1-800-432-1908
COVID-19 Layoffs - April 2020
Layoff due to COVID-19 shutdowns – Employees and Employers should complete a Form #44 Group Insurance & Disability Income Plan(s) – Leave of Absence for any approved “Unpaid” Leave of Absence. Should the Employee wish to be covered for these benefits, contributions must continue during the Leave.
Return to work after Employment Restrictions have been lifted – The MEBP Board of Trustees will be extending the option to purchase Pensionable Service missed during the COVID-19 shutdowns. Please see your Employer to complete a Form #43 Pension – Leave of Absence on the earlier of an Employee’s return to active employment or the date the COVID-19 restrictions have ended.
MEBP must be in receipt of the completed Form 43 within the 30 days of the COVID-19 restrictions ending in order to be eligible for buyback at any time.
Upon receipt of this completed form, the MEBP office will provide you with information about the buyback process along with a quote of the cost to purchasing the missed service. This missed pension service can be purchased at any time prior to retirement or termination of employment as long as a completed Form #43 Pension – Leave of Absence was completed and submitted to the MEBP office as per above time frame.
Insurance Plan - January 1, 2020
October 16th, 2019
We are pleased to announce that the contribution rates for Basic Life and Family Life insurance are being reduced in 2020. These changes are effective with the first pay cheque dated in January 2020.
Basic Life - the total contribution rate will decrease to 22¢ per $1,000 of coverage per month (2019 rate is 26¢ per $1,000 per month).
Family Life - the total contribution rate will decrease to be $2.10 per month (2019 rate is $2.50 per month).