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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.

All beneficiaries 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 are being issued to all retirees the week of September 25th

Any retirees that have claims for the period July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 please submit them as soon as possible…don’t hold on to them.  You will be given a new prefix on your card effective Oct. 1.  Any outstanding claims filed after Oct. 1 for claims prior to Oct. 1, that were not submitted electronically, will have to be submitted manually through Terry Barnard.

 

If you have any questions contact:

Terry Barnard

519-587-2000 x225

terrybarnard@uswa8782.com

 

 

 

MESSAGE TO 8782 RETIREES:

Starting on July 1, 2017, the OPEBs (Other Post Employment Benefits) that were suspended in October 2015 will be provided again.  Local 8782 retirees will also be entitled to the out-of-country benefits that were taken away in 2013.

However, in the interim, OPEB claims can be made after July 1, 2017 to Green Shield using the same process that was used prior to the suspension of OPEBs. 

·        In Ontario claims for prescriptions may be made directly by the pharmacy to Green Shield, using your Green Shield USSC/Stelco TLC Health Plan Identification Number on your Greenshield card;

·        Out-of-Province Claims for prescription drugs can be made to Green Shield following the same process using your Green Shield Health Plan Identification Number with the prefix “USO.”

·         In Ontario Claims and Out of Province Claims for other eligible health benefits can be made to Green Shield following the same process using your Green Shield USSC Health Plan Identification Number with the prefix “UST.”

·         Out-of Country coverage for in Ontario and Out-of-Province using your Green Shield Health Plan Identification Number with the prefix “UST.”  Currently the out of country will be covered in the following manner until it is reviewed to insure the coverage with a toll free number.  If you have incurred out of pocket expenses, claims must be submitted to your provincial government health plan first.  To claim the eligible remaining portion after payment has been made by your provincial government health plan, submit to Allianz Global Assistance the patient name, address and patient number along with:

-       detailed statements showing the services rendered and the fees charged for each service.

-       copies of the allowance and payment made under the provincial government health plan.

                Allianz Global Assistance

              4273 King Street East

              Kitchener, ON, N2P 2E9

 

The Retiree Transition Fund ended at midnight on June 30, 2017.  No claims will be accepted by the Retiree Fund after that time.  If you have bills to submit that occurred prior to Midnight June 30, please submit ASAP.

 

Active Bargaining Unit Out of Country Insurance

Using your Green Shield Health Plan TLC Identification Number.  Currently the out of country will be covered in the following manner until it is reviewed to insure the coverage with a toll free number.  If you have incurred out of pocket expenses, claims must be submitted to your provincial government health plan first.  To claim the eligible remaining portion after payment has been made by your provincial government health plan, submit to Allianz Global Assistance the patient name, address and patient number along with:

-       detailed statements showing the services rendered and the fees charged for each service.

-       copies of the allowance and payment made under the provincial government health plan.

                Allianz Global Assistance            

              4273 King Street East

              Kitchener, ON, N2P 2E9

 

 

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

March 17, 2017

Retiree Fund for Prescription Drugs, Emergency Dental and Medical

Effective April 1, 2017

As of 11:59 pm March 31, 2017 the Province will end its Transition Fund.  All Prescriptions and Emergency Dental and Medical will go through the USSC Retiree Fund until such time as the money runs out or the Company exits from CCAA restructuring.  The following documents will explain in detail the fund going forward starting April 1, 2017.

Form to be used for Reimbursement of Emergency Medical Benefits click here

Health Benefits Update Letter click here

Retiree Communications Letter click here

Greenshield Dental Claims Form Click here

Greenshield General Health Claim Form Click here

 

 

 

Out of Province Prescription Drug and Emergency Health Care Coverage

Criteria for Reimbursement of $100 of Health Care Claims for all Retirees

 

March 2, 2017

For Out of Province retirees submitting for reimbursement of prescription drugs or emergency heath care coverage, please try to submit prior to March 31, 2017.

 

To View the Communication Letter going out to Retirees Click Here

To View the Eligibility Criteria and Forms Click Here

Points to remember – the out of province retirees have to use the USO prefix instead of the TLC prefix for the prescription and emergency dental and other health benefits claims, and

The UST prefix for in province and out of province retirees for the $100.00 claim.  If they try use the TLC prefix, the card won’t work.

The retirees should talk to their pharmacist  - if their pharmacist has questions, they should contact GreenShield.   

 

 

 

Transition Fund Letter Click here

Transition Fund Memorandum Click here

Transition Fund Tranche 2 Application Form Click here

Greenshield Dental Claims Form Click here

Greenshield General Health Claim Form Click here

 

 

 

December 23, 2015

Transition Fund Update

The Court approved the Retiree Benefit Transition Fund motion and signed the order today, so the fund will come into effect January 1.  For more information see the documents listed below.  The retirees will receive a mail out to inform them as well.

To view the Transition Fund Order that was approved click here

 

October 27, 2015

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

 

 

October 14, 2015

The Judges Written Reasons were released today.

To view the decisions click here

 

 

April 10, 2014

Greenshields

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

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/drugs/funded_drug/fund_trillium.aspxq

 

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