Planning Ahead for Plan Changes

Dec. 4, 2019

We’re dedicated to ensuring that our covered members have a plan that benefits them today and is there for them tomorrow. To align our benefits with ever-evolving health care practices and ensure the financial stability of our plans, we review our benefit offerings every year. This year, on January 1, the following changes will take effect to better help support you and your family.

Sharpen your Pencils: Wellness Spending Account Changes

Aug. 14, 2019

With the new collective agreement that came into effect this past spring, we needed to make some changes to our WSA to ensure the program continued to align with the agreement. Since our WSA is also coming out of pilot at the end of this plan year, and becoming a regular benefit offering, these changes are perfectly timed! So, for the new plan year, we’re launching two WSA plans: one designed for teachers, and one for other education workers.

Managing your Oral Health through a Serious Illness

Jan. 7, 2019

We recently launched a new pilot program—the Oral Health Exception Process—aimed at providing additional oral health support to you or a covered family member when diagnosed with cancer, a non-cancerous soft tissue tumour or when living with a permanent disability.

We recognize the important role oral health plays in your overall wellness so we want to ensure that while you’re working through treatments or managing a lifelong condition, access to additional support is available.

Tackling Dental Updates One Bite at a Time

Nov. 26, 2018

Over the last few years, we’ve been busy beavers working to ensure our dental coverage is the most beneficial to you and your family, while also balancing the increasing cost of dental services to the benefit plan.

Benefit Changes are a Comin'!

Dec. 13, 2018

Every year, we review our benefit offerings to ensure they continue to meet the needs of our covered members (that’s you!), while also ensuring the financial stability of the plan. Our main goal is to support the health and wellness of you and your family, now and in the future. Through consultation with our Health Benefits Advisory Panel, newly formed Oral Health Advisory Panel and the prudent leadership of the ASEBP Trustees, a number of benefit changes designed to help us continue to meet this goal will take effect on January 1, 2019.

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