New plan starts March 1 … Must read for all members

There are just a few days left until the CUPE EWBT benefits plan goes live! In the meantime, here are a few important reminders:

• By now, you should have received instructions from OTIP (our plan administrator) on how to enrol for your benefits. If you have an active Board email address, you would have received an email at that address (don’t forget to check your spam or junk mail folder!). If you are currently on disability or another approved leave, you should also have received a letter in the mail to your home address.

• If you haven’t yet received your enrolment instructions, please contact OTIP Benefits Services at 1-866-783-6847, and they will assist you. (Extended hours until March 23, 2018: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. EST.)

• Benefit plan enrolment is now open, and the deadline is March 23, 2018. Although you have until March 23, 2018 to enrol, enrolling prior to March 1, 2018 will help ensure your claims are paid on time and minimize any delays.

• If you don’t enrol by March 23, 2018, “late applicant” rules will apply – meaning you and any covered dependents will need to provide evidence of good health (which must be approved by the insurer) in order to be covered for health benefits, and dental coverage will be limited to $250 per person in the first year. If you don’t qualify for health benefits, you and your dependents will not have coverage.

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