Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 5100

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CUPE Education Workers’ Benefits Trust (EWBT)

Preparing for the transition

Our March 1, 2018 transition date is fast approaching, and we want to make sure all our members are well prepared. Here are a few important reminders leading up to the transition.

By now, you should have received a welcome kit from OTIP (our plan administrator) with key information such as an overview of the enrolment process, common questions and answers, and a high-level overview of our new benefits plan. If you haven’t received your welcome kit, please contact OTIP Benefit Services for assistance.

OTIP is sending enrolment emails to eligible CUPE EWBT members between February 5 and February 19, 2018. Watch your Board email address for more information. If you are currently on disability or another approved leave, you’ll get a letter in the mail instead. If you haven’t yet received your enrolment information, you should receive it within the next few days.

Don’t forget: the enrolment period runs from February 5 to March 23, 2018. If you don’t enrol by the March 23, 2018 deadline, “late applicant” rules will apply. This means 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. If you don’t qualify, you and your dependents will not have health benefits coverage, and dental coverage will be limited to $250 per person in the first year.

 

Remember, you should still make and submit claims to your current Board benefits plan for expenses incurred up to end of day on February 28, 2018. And make sure to register for CUPE EWBT updates at www.cupe-ewbt.ca to stay in the know

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WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY

Preventing violence and harassment in the workplace guidelines.

The purpose of the Violence Prevention Guidelines is to provide CUPE members with resources to help protect them against violence in the workplace

Workplace violence is a serious everyday health and safety issue for many workers in Canada, including CUPE members. Violence doesn’t “just happen.” It’s not “just part of the job.”

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WHAT IF YOU GET HURT AT WORK?

A booklet designed to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions when you are injured at the workplace.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2018

10:30am

Norfolk Public Library

Simcoe Branch - MAP Directions

Future Meetings-: May 26, 2018 Haldimand

REQUESTING A NEW CUPE EMAIL PASSWORD

If you have lost your password, you can request a new random password by emailing: rob.petrella@cupe5100.ca