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 2020
Thank 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
December 22, 2020 - News release was issued by the Province of Manitoba announcing changes for some employers with Defined Benefit Plans. To view the release, please visit news.gov.mb.ca
This release annouces that the Manitoba government will temporarily waive certain types of payments businesses and charities are required to put into pension plans, freeing up funds to help protect employees and prevent layoff or shutdown. Under the protection of the moratorium, businesses will be exempt from making unfunded liability and solvency deficiency payments until the end of 2021.
As MEBP employers do not make unfunded liability and solvency payments to the pension plan, this annoucement does not affect MEBP Employers.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office pensionrequestsMEBP@coughlin.ca
November 23, 2020
The Actuarial Standards Board of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) has updated its pension communted value (CV) standards effective December 1, 2020. Please refer to the "What's New" section in the drop down list under the heading "About".
April 15, 2020
Retirement Information Videos - Now available on under the Member Section
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.