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CUPE Local 3908 members can be reimbursed for up to $800/year in eligible health care expenses incurred by themselves or dependents. Eligible expenses are:
Benefits card: All CUPE 3908 Unit 1 members will receive a Blue Cross benefits card in the mail. If you do not receive your card, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This card will allow you to submit claims and access your benefits.
Eligibility: Each qualified member, defined under Appendix C of the Unit 1 Collective Agreement as an employee who is employed for more than three (3) months and 100 hours during the academic year, is eligible for a maximum of $800.00 per year. This includes summer employees working 12-week contracts. You will be reimbursed 100% of your expenditure. The eligbility period runs from the start of your appointment to the fourth month following the termination of your appointment.
Other Coverage: Because of the limited amount of funding available, the fund is intended to meet the needs of those members who do not have other coverage. For the purposes of the claim form, 'other coverage' means Health Insurance through another Employer, Spousal coverage, etc. It does not include the Health Spending Accounts that (some) other Universities also provide to part-time faculty. If this is the only type of other coverage that you have, you should indicate 'no' to the question about other coverage on the form.
Important: There is a finite amount in the fund, currently $30 000 per year. This amount is bargained for and is a part of your Collective Agreement. Once the total amount has been spent (e.g, by 38 members each claiming $800) no further claims can be reimbursed. For this reason, it is advisable to submit your claims as soon as possible, rather than waiting until the end of the year (August) to submit them all together. Increasing the size of the fund is contingent upon its full use. In recent rounds of bargaining we have increased the amount each individual can claim.
There are 5 different ways to submit your claims:
Submitting via your health professional: Certain types of health professionals can submit your claim directly to Blue Cross on your behalf using their ePay electronic payment network. That means, instead of paying the entire bill and waiting for a claims reimbursement, we would reimburse the health professional directly.
Submitting via the Blue Cross mobile app: Use the Medavie Mobile app to submit your claim right from your smartphone. Take a picture of your receipt and submit – you can do it in under a minute. Then, Blue Cross will deposit your reimbursement directly into your bank account.
Submitting via the Members services site: Submit your claim through the secure Member Services site. Click the eClaims tab once you're logged in. Just use a scan or photo of your receipt, and Blue Cross will deposit your reimbursement directly into your bank account.
Submitting via the mail: Send your completed forms, and your original receipts to the address below:
Medavie Blue Cross
185 The West Mall Suite 1200
Etobicoke ON M9C 5P1
All forms can be found here: https://www.medaviebc.ca/en/members/forms
Submitting in person: Visit a Quick Pay® location and your claim will be processed by a Blue Cross customer service representative while you wait. The nearest "Quick Pay location" is:
185 The West Mall, Suite 1200
PO Box 2000
Etobicoke, ON M9C 5P1
Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Don't forget to include:
- For drugs, the official drug receipt (scanned, photocopied, or original);
- For dental, the standard dental claim form and proof of payment (unless asking C&C to pay the dentist directly, which will be indicated on the standard dental claim form);
- For eye exam, type of eye exam and proof of payment; or,
- For glasses, a copy of the prescription, itemized receipt for glasses, and proof of payment. Usually you get a cash register tape or POS tape when you pay and can tape that to the dental or vision invoice, trying not to cover any pertinent information.
Any problems encountered should be addressed to CUPE at (705) 775-CUPE or email@example.com.
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