Things to Know Before you go (to the 2019 Teachers’ Conventions)

  • ASEBP News
Jan. 25, 2019

Teachers’ conventions are a great way to connect with colleagues and take part in professional development opportunities. They’re also a chance to check out some of the many vendors available, but before you do, we’ve got some important things to keep in mind:

  1. Have questions about your ASEBP benefits? Talk to us. Don’t look to vendors or other organizations to find out if something is covered—come to us! If you’re not sure what’s covered by your benefits, our website is a great place to start. Don’t forget to check your remaining benefit balances on My ASEBP as well—when you’re on the go, you can access this information on the My ASEBP Mobile App. And, if you’re feeling unsure, you can always connect with us.
  2. Your benefits are for you and your dependants. Any products or services you claim must be used by the person they’re claimed for—either you or your dependants. Submitting a claim for a product that’s meant for a friend, family member or anyone other than the person whose name is on the claim is an abuse of ASEBP benefits
  3. Be an informed consumer. Watch out for aggressive sales tactics meant to persuade you to buy products or services that aren’t medically necessary—a good rule of thumb is to know what you need before you buy. When purchasing products that support your medical needs, shop around to ensure you’re not paying more than you should be. For example, compression stockings at one vendor may be $100 a pair, while similar stockings might be $50 somewhere else. Doing a little research before purchasing will help you make the most of your coverage.  
  4. Protect your ASEBP ID. Only share your ASEBP ID with your healthcare providers like pharmacists, dentists, etc. 
  5. Report unusual claiming practices. If you’re ever suspicious of a claim or vendor or become aware of any abuse of benefits or unusual claims, please contact us through our confidential hotline at 1-844-UCP-TIPS (827-8477) or by email at UCP@asebp.ca
     

While ASEBP has extensive measures in place to detect and prevent benefit abuse—it’s a team effort!  These tips will help ensure you’re getting the most from your ASEBP benefits while protecting yourself and the plan. If you have any questions about your benefits, we’re here to help. And, of course, we’ll be at the conventions this year as well, with information about health and wellness spending accounts, employee and workplace wellness, plus our ever-popular promotional items and more! Stop by and say “hi” at a convention near you:

Dates Convention Presentation(s)
Thursday, February 7 and
Friday, February 8
North Central Teachers’ Convention
Edmonton
  • Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
    Thursday, February 7
  • Le mieux-être en milieu scolaire, c'est l'affaire de tous!
    Thursday, February 7
  • Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace Culture
    Friday, February 8
Thursday, February 14 and
Friday, February 15
Calgary City Teachers’ Convention
Calgary
  • Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace Culture
    Thursday, February 14
Northeast Teachers’ Convention
Edmonton
  • Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace Culture
    Thursday, February 14
  • Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
    Friday, February 15
Thursday, February 21 and
Friday, February 22
Palliser District Teachers' Convention
Calgary
  • Le mieux-être en milieu scolaire, c'est l'affaire de tous!
    Thursday, February 21
  • Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
    Friday, February 22
  • Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace Culture
    Friday, February 22
Southeastern Teachers' Convention
Medicine Hat
  • Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
    Thursday, February 21
South Western Alberta Teachers' Convention
Lethbridge
  • Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
    Thursday, February 21
Thursday, February 28 and
Friday, March 1
Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Convention
Edmonton
  • Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
    Thursday, February 28
  • Wellness For You: From the Staffroom to the Classroom
    Thursday, February 28
Thursday, March 7 and
Friday, March 8
Central East Alberta Teachers' Convention
Edmonton
  • Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace Culture
    Thursday, March 7
Mighty Peace Teachers' Convention
Grande Prairie
 
  • Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
    Thursday, March 7
Thursday, March 14 and
Friday, March 15
Central Alberta Teachers’ Convention
Red Deer
 
  • Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace Culture
    Friday, March 15