Representing 1,300 Manitoba workers employed in Clerical and Operator Services at Bell MTS, Yellow Pages Group and AAA Alarms
Last Updated Janauary 1, 2019
Dear Unifor Member,
We wanted to give you some information regarding changes to your Benefits. As you are aware, the Company is changing to the Bell Omniflex plan effective January 1, 2019. The current Blue Cross and Great West Life Benefit Plans for extended health and dental ceased to exist after December 31, 2018.
Some important things to remember during this transition are;
From January 1st until sometime later in January when the enrollment is complete (“the gap period”), if you go see the dentist or require any prescription medications or paramedical services, you will be required to pay 100% at that time and keep the receipt to be reimbursed at the new percentage formula in the Omniflex plan you choose once the new enrollment is active.
In addition, during this “gap period”, if you are travelling and require travel insurance in early January, here is the process,
You will need to inform your Human Resources Coordinator that you are traveling for personal reason after January 1, 2019.
Of course, Omniflex will only apply as of January 1, 2019. As such, those who traveled before then will be covered under Manitoba Blue Cross (current Bell MTS plan) or an individual plan.
What about Life and Accident Insurance during this “gap period”?
Here is how the life insurance coverage will be handled in case of a death in the first few weeks of January 2019.
For an employee who enrolls
For an employee who does not enroll
We hope this information helps you during this time of benefit transition,