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Member Benefits

Health Plans and Health Care Benefits for Union Workers

Union workers are far more likely than their non-union counterparts to have better benefits and better coverage in their health care benefits, dental plans, and pension 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.

The 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 are pleased to offer these health care plans 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 the IUPAT or Benefit Plan Administrators’ offices in Toronto.


Filing a Claim for Your Health Plan

For most prescription drugs, IUPAT members have a “prescription drug card” that they present to the pharmacist at the time of obtaining their prescription drugs. For all other health care needs, such as dental and eye vision care, make sure you send all of 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.

For more information on IUPAT’s health plans, please call 1-888-863-2278.


Home and Auto Insurance

The IUPAT is pleased to partner with Union Power Insurance to offer our members with top-notch services and exclusive discounts for home and auto insurance. For more information, visit their website today:

Contact us for more information today, and a union representative will get back to you shortly.