New Year, New Plan Changes
We’re constantly striving to provide our covered members with 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 frequently. As a result of our latest review, effective January 1, 2021, the benefit changes taking place will enhance the programs, services and benefits we provide, in addition to helping covered members better support themselves and their families.
Planning Ahead for Plan Changes
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
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.
Benefit Changes are Here!
As mentioned in our last benefits update article, not only did January 1 mark the start of a new year but it also brought with it a number of changes to your Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) benefits. Below is a list of areas that saw updates:
Managing your Oral Health through a Serious Illness
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.