Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 5100
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.