Participation in the TRIP Plan is mandatory for all permanent employees of the Regina Police Service, including both police and civilian members. Permanent employees join the TRIP Plan on the date they became employed on a permanent basis.
Casual and non-permanent employees of the Regina Police Service who have been employed for a minimum of two years and have worked a minimum of 700 hours in each year may elect to join the TRIP Plan.
The Regina Police Pension Plan was closed to new members effective June 30, 2014.
If you are uncertain about your eligibility, contact the Commission’s Human Resources Department, who can advise if and when you are eligible to join the Plan.
Pensionable Service is based on a member’s continuous service in a position with the Regina Police Service and for which the member made contributions into the one of Plans. Pensionable service for part-time employees shall be prorated accordingly.
Pensionable service includes service you may have purchased or transferred into the Regina Police Plan, and service during which you received Long Term Disability Benefits. It does not include service for which you received a refund of contributions.
Pensionable Service is not reduced for any period of suspension, leave of absence with partial or no salary (to a maximum of five years plus an additional three years with respect to parental leave), or layoff from work for 90 days or less, provided you continued to make contributions to the Plan during these periods.
Pensionable Service Accumulates in Both Plans
Pensionable Service for the purposes of determining early retirement eligibility in the TRIP Plan includes service in both the Regina Police Pension Plan and the TRIP Plan.
Past Service Periods
The TRIP Plan does not have any provisions to allow members to purchase past service periods.
If you were previously a member of either Plan and received a refund of your own contributions upon termination, you cannot repurchase that service.
Similarly, there is no provision to allow members to purchase service during which they were not a member of either Plan, such as pre-membership casual service.
Transfers to and from Other Plans
Under the terms of the TRIP Plan, there are no provisions to transfer service from other plans to TRIP.
Some members may have transferred in past service to the Regina Police Plan; however, since the Plan is closed, no additional service may be transferred in to that Plan.
Transfers to or from the Regina Civic Employees’ Superannuation and Benefit Plan
Transfers to or from the Regina Civic Employees Superannuation and Benefit Plan are not permitted by either Plan.
However, employees who were members of the Regina Civic Employees’ Superannuation and Benefit Plan (Civic Plan) may continue membership in that Plan on a non-contributory basis provided that you inform Möbius Benefit Administrators Inc. in writing, within 60 days of termination of employment with one of the seven employers which sponsor the Civic Plan. You will no longer contribute to the Civic Plan however the combined total of your pensionable service under this Plan and the Regina Police Pension Plan and the TRIP shall be utilized to determine eligibility or entitlement to benefits under the Civic Plan.
For inquiries regarding the Civic Plan, please contact Möbius Benefit Administrators Inc.