Active members are those currently contributing to the Plan. Deferred members are former employees who have left their entitlement in the MTS Pension Plan to be paid at a later date. Retirees and beneficiaries are those currently receiving a pension from the Plan.
Any decrease in contributing members will not affect the security of the benefits being earned or the benefits being paid. The actuarial valuation takes the membership statistics into account when determining the assets needed to pay the promised benefits.
A breakdown of the Plan membership at the most recently completed year end can be found in the latest available Annual Report in the Publications section of this website.
Effective January 1, 2010, membership in the Plan is limited to individuals who became employees prior to that date.