Q: What is the deadline for enrolling in the new benefits plan? What happens if I miss it?
A: The deadline for enrolling in the CUPE EWBT benefits plan is March 23, 2018. If you don’t enrol by that date, “late applicant” rules may apply – meaning you and any covered dependents may 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 $200 per person in the first year. If you don’t qualify for health benefits, you and your dependents will not have coverage.