Health Plans and Health Care Benefits for Union Workers
Union workers are more likely than their nonunion counterparts to have better benefits and better coverage in their health care benefits and dental plans. According to Statistics Canada, “83% of unionized employees are covered by either a pension plan or group plan compared to just 33% of non-union workers.” The organization also mentions that union workers also have better paid vacation leave than their non-unionized counterparts. As far as Union health plans, studies show that being in a union also benefits members because they are able to positively contribute in health and safety decisions at their place of employment.
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades offers a comprehensive health plan for its Ontario union members and their families including dental, vision and supplemental health care benefits. We’re pleased to offer these insurance programs to over 8,000 members through an independent administrator and trustees who are signatory employers and union representatives. Premiums are paid by contributions from employers through the collective bargaining agreements. More information on benefits packaging can be found at IUPAT offices in Toronto.
Filing a Claim for Your Health Plan
In order for your claim to be handled in a timely manner, please note the mailing address has been changed. Make sure you send all of your all your health care claims to:
IUPAT Benefit Trust Administrator
P.O Box 1280 Station B
Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 3W5
New Health Care Benefit Forms
IUPAT wants to make sure your information is up-to-date. Below are the most recent forms available. To download, please click on the pdfs listed below.(Please note you will need ADOBE PDF Reader to read the forms.)
Dental Benefits Claim
Vision Care Statement of Claim
Supplementary Health Expense
All completed health care for forms for union workers must be mailed to:
IUPAT Benefit Plan Administrators
P.O Box 1280, Station B
Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 3W5
As a reminder please be sure you receive the updated Out-of-Country insurance card and policy from BPA if leaving Canada. We are now insured by Chartis provided by Global Excel Management Inc.
ONTARIO IUPAT MEMBERS VOTE ON BENEFITS
IUPAT members in Ontario have voted 92% in favour of transferring $0.40 per hour from their wages to the Health and Welfare plan to maintain their existing benefits. All locals have voted and ballots have been counted to have the transfer wages effective February 1, 2012. The members employed under EPSCA will have this change effective May 1, 2012 according to their collective bargaining agreement.
It is expected the employer associations will also approve the amendment to the respective collective bargaining agreements.
Thanks to all of the members that participated in this vote at their local union meetings.
For more information on IUPAT’s health plans, please call 1-888-863-2278.