S-2.1.1 - Act to foster the financial health and sustainability of municipal defined benefit pension plans

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8. On 1 January 2014, the current service contribution must not exceed 18% of the overall payroll of the active members, as it is defined in the pension plan for the purpose of determining the pension. In the case of police officers and firefighters, the contribution cannot exceed 20%.
However, if the average age of a pension plan’s active members is over 45 on 31 December 2013, the maximum proportion of the payroll that the current service contribution may reach under the first paragraph can be increased by 0.6% for each full year of deviation. In addition, a maximum increase of 0.5% is allowed if women make up more than 50% of the active members. In the latter case, the report required under the second paragraph of section 4 must show that the increase is necessary to allow the payment of benefits equivalent to those that would have been paid had it not been for that characteristic. For pension plans whose funding level exceeds 100%, an increase of 0.25% is also allowed for each 1% of the assets that exceeds the value of the obligations with respect to the benefits established at the end of the fiscal year covered by the actuarial valuation established as at 31 December 2013.
If the current service contribution established in the actuarial valuation referred to in the second paragraph of section 4 exceeds the maximum proportion of the payroll that the current service contribution may reach under the first paragraph by more than 4%, the percentage by which that current service contribution exceeds that maximum proportion may be reduced by one half on 1 January 2014 and by the remaining half following the subsequent complete actuarial valuation. The average age of the active members and the proportion of women shown in that actuarial valuation must be taken into account and the maximum proportion of the payroll readjusted accordingly, if applicable.
The amount representing the difference between the current service contribution paid by the municipal body on 31 December 2013 and the current service contribution payable by the municipal body under this section must be paid as an amortization payment in order to accelerate the reimbursement of the deficiencies described in the third paragraph of section 12.
2014, c. 15, s. 8.