February 9, 2018
Brothers and Sisters,
The new benefit plan (Educational Worker Benefit Trust) is currently being rolled out, we must as individuals, sign up for this new plan (EWBT) by March 1, 2018. Everyone should have by now received a welcome package explaining coverage and registration procedure.
If you have not received your welcome package go to the CUPE Ontario website and follow the links to CUPE EWBT or call the helpline.
If have any questions, there is a 1-800 hotline to aid our local in this process (Listed below).
It is your responsibility to register for our new benefit package (EWBT), any one of our Executive members should be able to point you in the right direction. Keep in mind that we are paying our portion of the EWBT directly to our new provider, OTIP, from your personal bank account.
You will need a few things;
• Employee Identification number
• Banking information (Account #, Branch # and Trans #)
• Be able to print out several items, beneficiary declaration and confirmation of registration
If you know of any members that might be on extend leave from the employer, please reach out to them to be sure that they realize the change that has started, because they could lose their benefits.
At the present time the EWBT plan is not offered to retirees or casuals. The EWBT Trustees are developing a plan for retirees’ that will be rolled out in in May 2018, we hope to get more information on benefits for retirees soon.
If you have any questions feel free to call myself or any of the other Executive members,
First Vice President
Educational Worker Benefit Trust
Questions For enrolment, eligibility, life coverage or premiums Call OTIP: 1-866-783-6847
For health or dental coverage & claims Call Great-West Life: 1-866-800-8058