FSNA members regularly receive information on important pensioners’ issues and are able to take advantage of the services and benefits the Association has to offer. These include:
FSNA is the largest and most influential advocacy group for federal retirees, representing pensioners from the Public Service, Canadian Forces, RCMP and retired federal judges. We advocate for the protection and enhancement of our members’ pensions, health & dental insurance benefits. We advocate to affect change at the policy level to enhance the quality of life for our members. We also work to prevent the implementation of proposals detrimental to pensioners' interests.
FSNA members have access to savings on FSNA endorsed programs. These programs include: emergency travel insurance, home & auto insurance, long-term care insurance, escorted tours, CPP/QPP benefits audit, MedicAlert, relocation & real estate services, select hotel and car rental discounts. The savings that members enjoy from these programs can more than cover their membership dues.
FSNA members have access to professional research staff located at our National Office in Ottawa. This group of researchers can provide answers to pensioners’ questions on such topics as: superannuation acts, Public Service Health Care Plan, Pensioners' Dental Services Plan and many other issues important to pensioners. Members are also kept informed through branch reports, special mailings and branch meetings across Canada, as well as through our Web site.
Members receive FSNA's quarterly newsletter, ON GUARD. This newsletter provides our members with up-to-date information on topics related to their pensions, health & dental benefits, and other matters of concern. In addition to ON GUARD, we also provide members with "You and Your Survivors", a workbook especially designed for FSNA members and their families to help them with estate planning and with the winding up of their estate.
FSNA members are assigned to a local branch of the Association based on their home address. The local branch can also provide information to members on many issues affecting pensioners and will inform members of upcoming FSNA meetings, seminars and social events that take place in their local area. Members are invited to contact their local branch to see how they can get involved by volunteering their time to assist other members within their local area. The contact information for branches can be found on membership cards or by clicking here.