Memo: Changes to CUPE 2278 (English Language Instructors ) – Extended Health and Dental Plans effective April 1, 2018 (July 16, 2018)

Memorandum
Date: July 16, 2018
To: CUPE Local 2278 – English Language Instructors
Subject: Changes to CUPE 2278 (English Language Instructors ) – Extended Health and Dental Plans effective April 1, 2018


As a result of the memorandum of agreement to dissolve the benefits accord, CUPE 2278 members will move to the “other groups” extended health and dental plans. The following plan changes will be effective retroactive to April 1, 2018, which is the date of the agreement.

Extended Health

Old

New – effective
April 1, 2018
Reimbursement for prescription drugs
  • 85% for items listed in the BC Pharmacare Drug Formulary
  • 70% for items not included in the BC Pharmacare Formulary

 

80% for all eligible items
Vision care
  • $400 in any 24-month period for a person under age 19
  • $400 in any 36-month period for any other person

$400 in a 24-month period
Dental plan

Same dental plan coverage – no plan changes

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I, or one of my covered dependents, have already submitted and been reimbursed for a claim that is for a covered item or service affected by these plan changes?

If you, or one of your covered dependents, received reimbursement for a drug claim at the 70% level after March 31, Sun Life will reprocess the claim and provide you with any additional reimbursement for which you are eligible.

If you, or one of your covered dependents, received reimbursement for a drug claim at the 85% level after March 31, Sun Life will not reprocess the claim at the new 80% reimbursement level.

If you, or one of your covered dependents that is 19 years of age or older, submitted a vision care claim after March 31st and were declined reimbursement due to the 36 month period limitation, Sun Life will reprocess the claim.  If you are eligible for reimbursement based on the 24 month limitation, Sun Life will provide you with the appropriate reimbursement.

How can I find out my current vision care balance and date I can purchase my next pair of glasses or contact lenses? 

Depending on when you last submitted a vision care claim, you may be able to submit your next vision care claim sooner because of the change from $400 in any 36-month period to $400 in any 24-month period for persons 19 or older.

You can check online by logging onto Sun Life’s website or mobile app.  Or, you can call the Sun Life Call Centre at 1-800-361-6212.

Where can I find information on the extended health and dental plans for the “other groups”?

A revised benefits handbook for the “other groups” is available on the UBC Health and Wellbeing website for your review.

Questions?

If you have other questions about this memo, please email benefitsinfo@hr.ubc.ca.