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Welcome to TEIBAS’s The Wire. This blog is a one-stop shop for you, our members, whether you want more information on your pension and/or benefit plans, you’re looking to explore retirement planning tools, or want to keep up with TEIBAS — this blog is for you! As members of IBEW Local 353 you are enrolled in the IBEW Local 353 Pension and Benefits Plans. Here at TEIBAS, we administer those plans. We are a small organization with a dedicated and caring team that strives for excellence in delivering the best member experience possible.

The Value of a Pension – Pension Awareness Day February 15th

February 15th is Pension Awareness Day. The third Thursday of February marks a day launched by Ontario’s pension regulator, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, to recognize the value of a pension. Your IBEW Local 353 Pension Plan may…
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Disability Benefits – Help When You Need It the Most

Did you know? If you’re ill or injured and are unable to work, you may qualify for short- or long-term disability benefits through your IBEW 353 disability benefits. When you are unable to work it’s important to know that you’ll…
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Mental Health Resources at Your Fingertips

When it comes to your mental, physical, or financial health, it takes work to build a healthy lifestyle. But you don’t have to do it alone. As a member of the IBEW Local 353 you have a variety of mental…
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TEIBAS End of Year Checklist

It’s hard to believe it, but 2024 is just around the corner. As we wrap up the year here at TEIBAS, we like to reflect on end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024. The new year is a time…
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Have you reviewed your auto insurance lately?

The leaves are falling, and the kids are back to school. Fall is time of renewal and reflection. It’s also a great time to review your auto insurance coverage and policy. Did you know? If you are injured or off…
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What is Estate Planning?

What is Estate Planning? Estate planning is a process of creating a plan to distribute your assets, during your life or upon death and to take care of the people and things important to you. Estate planning is important as…
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Retirement Checklist – Get Retirement Ready with TEIBAS

You might be surprised to learn that your IBEW Local 353 Pension Plan can become one of the most v Here at TEIBAS we like to say it’s never to early to plan for retirement, but it can be difficult…
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Powering You Forward — Come to TEIBAS’ Wellness Fair!

Save the date! Join us for a fun and informational Powering You Forward — Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the IBEW Local 353 South Union Hall located at 1377 Lawrence Avenue East…
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5 Facts to Know About Your Pension Plan

You might be surprised to learn that your IBEW Local 353 Pension Plan can become one of the most valuable assets you will ever have, and it’s for life. It grows with contributions made for each hour you work for…
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Mental Health Week – Mental Health Resources

The first week of May is Mental Health Week here in Canada. This year’s theme for Mental Health Week is ‘My Story’. Collectively and individually, we all have stories and life experiences that make us who we are. Each year…
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