Eligibility and General Information
Below is an overview of some of the Plan’s key eligibility provisions. For complete details regarding establishing and maintaining coverage under the Plan, please refer to the Eligibility and Effective Date section of the Health Benefits Plan booklet or contact the Administrator.
Eligibility for benefits requires that you are hired to regularly work four or more days per week by an employer who participates in this Plan.
Coverage will commence on the following dates provided you are actively at work on such dates:
- Group Life – the date following completion of your probationary period
- Extended Health Care benefits – the first day of the month following the date you are hired
- All other benefits - the first day of the month following completion of the probationary period
How to Enrol in the Plan
To enroll in the Health Benefits Plan you must complete the following forms and send them to the Administrator without delay:
- Enrolment and Beneficiary card
Once you are enrolled in the Plan, you will receive a Member ID card. Two cards will be issued if you have dependent coverage.
Coverage for Dependents
Your eligible dependents will be covered for Extended Health, Vision Care and Dental benefits. Please refer to the Health Benefits Plan booklet for the definition of eligible dependent.
You must advise the Administrator of any change related to your dependents to ensure they have access to benefits.
If your spouse has their own coverage through their employment or union, please refer to the Out-of-Pocket Medical & Dental Expenses sections of the Health Benefits Plan booklet for information regarding Coordination of Benefits.
Termination of Coverage
Your coverage will terminate when your employment terminates. Refer to the Termination of Employment section of the Health Benefits Plan booklet for detailed information.
Information regarding potential continuation of coverage during Layoff/Leave of Absence is also detailed in the Health Benefits Plan booklet.