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October 1, 2017

Message to Retirees

All retirees should have received their new benefit package from the USW 8782 Retiree Benefits Trust.  The package contains a welcome letter, questions and answers, a new Greenshield card, information on Life Insurance and Out of Country Insurance.  If you have not received the package yet contact Terry Barnard at terrybarnard@uswa8782.com or 519-587-2000 ext. 225.  It may be delayed because of the mail delivery depending on your address.

As of October 1, 2017 your are to use the Greenshield number that was on your card other than the new prefix will be LEW to replace the TLC.  The LEW prefix is to be used for all benefits provided under Greenshield.  Please ensure all your health care providers i.e., pharmacist, dentist, optometrist have this new prefix and your correct address.

If you have claims that are being denied contact Terry Barnard at the above contact information.

As it has always been the Life Insurance only covers the retired employee, not their spouse or dependents.  All beneficiaries for the retired employees policy are being updated so you must complete the beneficiary form for the Desjardin Life Insurance and return it in the envelope provided to:

Trustees of the USW Local 8782 ELHT,

c/o Charlene Milton, Eckler Ltd

110 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 900

Toronto, Ontario

M2N 7A3

When filling out the life insurance form don't worry about filling out {Section B-Revocation of Irrevocable Beneficiary(ies)} unless you knowingly filled it out to be irrevocable because of, example i.e., a court order as a result of a marriage separation.

You can visit the USW 8782 Retiree Benefit Trust at http://8782retireebenefitstrust.ca/



September 13, 2017

LOCAL 8782 Retirees.

RE: USW Local 8782 ELHT (Retiree Benefits)

The Employee Life Health Trust takes effect Oct. 1/17

New ID cards were issued to all retirees the week of September 25th


If you have any questions regarding the ELHT Trust contact:

Terry Barnard

519-587-2000 x225




Weekly Indemnities / Sick Benefits

We are noticing lately that our members requesting forms for weekly indemnities are experiencing delays in getting their forms.


The company policy on how to receive the forms is:

 Contact your department as soon as you become aware that you will require sick benefits.

 Contact the Disability Manager (Dan Gifkins ext. 2865)

Contact the union hall after you have notified the company.


By contacting the hall, we can follow up with the Disability Manager to ensure that your forms are issued in a timely manner.

If you have any questions or require assistance with your claim please call.

Terry Barnard

Ben Foreman

519-587-2000  x225





October 27, 2015

Pharmacist, Optometrist and Dentist who are willing to assist our retirees who have had their benefits suspended.  To view click here



If anyone is receiving denial letters or request letters from Greenshields please contact Terry Barnard or Ben Foreman at the Union Hall.  519-587-2000 ext. 225.




There has been changes to the Group Benefits Plan Booklet.  We are currently in the process of getting the most up to date.  One of the major changes made that will be modified in the current plan would be Travel Insurance.  The plan only covers for insurance while in Canada.

To view the Group Benefits Plan Booklet please Click Here




To Print Dental Claim Form Click Here

To Print a Vision Claim Form Click Here

To Print a Drug Claim Form Click Here

To Print a General Submission Claim Form Click Here



To print Over the Counter Pre-authorization forms click here.  These forms have to be mailed or faxed to the provider.



Trillium Drug Program

Phone: 1-800-575-5386

e-Mail: trillium@resolve.com

Web: http://health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/drugs/programs/odb/opdp_trillium.aspx

Mail question to:

Trillium recipients contact

P.O. Box 337, Station D

Etobicoke, Ontario

M9A 4X3


Mail Form to:


Trillium Drug Program

P.O. Box 337, Station D

Etobicoke, Ontario

M9A 4X3


Trillium Information and Forms



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