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Page updated: July 15, 2015

 

Notice to Plan Members

 
Effective June 1, 2015
In the event of a Plan Member’s death, and provided the Plan Member is eligible, the Life Insurance Benefit will be increased from $125,000 to $150,000.
 
Effective June 1, 2015
Accidental Death Benefits will increase from $125,000 to $150,000. Accidental Dismemberment benefits will also increase. Please contact the Fund Office for further details.
 
Effective June 1, 2015
The Weekly Disability Benefit has been increased to $524/week and the Long Term Disability to $2269/month.
 
Effective June 1, 2015
The Vision Care benefit has been increased to a maximum of $500 per two calendar years per person. The Eye Exam coverage has been increased to a maximum of $90 once per two years per person.
 
Effective immediately, you may submit your claim forms to the Fund Office by:

• facsimile at (780) 465-0808 or,

• email at claims@ebfa.ca

When submitting your claims by email, please note the following:

• Your claim form and receipts must be submitted under one attachment and not on an individual basis.

• The attachment(s) should be in .PDF format.

• Ensure that the documents submitted are legible.

 
Effective April 1, 2013
Dental benefits will be improved to provide reimbursement at 90% in accordance with the 2013 Schedule of Fees.
 
Effective March 1, 2013
The following self-payment rates will become effective.
Plan Members Age 16-64 $259
Retirees 55-64 $237
Active Plan Members Over 65 $198
Retirees Over 65 $182
Members receiving long-term disability   $130
 
Effective January 1, 2013
In the event of a Plan Member’s death, and provided the Plan Member is eligible, the Life Insurance Benefit will be increased from $100,000 to $125,000.
 
Effective January 1, 2013
Accidental Death Benefits will increase from $100,000 to $125,000. Accidental Dismemberment benefits will also increase. Please contact the Fund Office for further details.
 
Effective January 1, 2013
Paramedical expenses will only be covered if medically necessary and must be prescribed by a physician or specialist at the beginning of each calendar year. If you change providers, a new recommendation will be required. The recommendation will be required for services provided by a qualified osteopath, chiropractor, podiatrist/chiropodist, physiotherapist, registered massage therapist, registered acupuncturist, naturopath and Christian Science practitioner.
 
Effective October 1, 2012
Massage therapy expenses must be performed by an accredited provider. A massage therapist must have 2200 hours / 2 years schooling program in order to be an accredited provider in Alberta.
 
Effective March 1, 2012
The following self-payment rates will become effective.
Plan Members Age 16-64 $239
Retirees 55-64 $219
Active Plan Members Over 65 $186
Retirees Over 65 $172
Members receiving long-term disability   $120
 
Effective March 1, 2012
Dental benefits have been improved to provide reimbursement at 90% in accordance with the 2012 Schedule of Dental Fees.
 
Effective January 1, 2012
The Weekly Disability Benefit has been increased to $468/week and the Long Term Disability to $2028/month.
 
Effective May 17, 2011
The Board of Trustees wish to announce the following benefit improvement effective May 17 2011. Prescription Drug Benefit: Epi-pens will now be a covered expense ... More Information
 
Effective March 1, 2011
Dental benefits have been improved to provide reimbursement at 90% in accordance with the 2011 Schedule of Dental Fees.
 
Effective February 1, 2011
The following self-payment rates will become effective.
Plan Members Age 16-64 $232
Retirees 55-64 $212
Active Plan Members Over 65 $178
Retirees Over 65 $163
Members receiving long-term disability   $116
 
Effective November 1, 2009
The Board of Trustees wish to announce that effective November 1, 2009 Human Solutions Canada Inc. will be the new provider of the Family Assistance Program Benefit... More Information
 
Reminder
The Trustees wish to remind all Plan Members that when making your first self-payment, your application and first payment is due and must be received in the Fund Office prior to losing your hour bank. Second and subsequent self-payments are due and must be received in the Fund Office prior to the month of desired Coverage. Late self-payments will not be accepted.
 
Effective April 1, 2009
An additional Benefit has been added to the Vision Benefit which allows for laser eye surgery for Plan Members and Dependents over the age of 18, who have the services performed by a qualified ophthalmologist. This benefit can be used in place of purchasing glasses or contact lenses and maintains the same maximum of $400 per person every two consecutive calendar years.
 
Effective January 1, 2008
The Prescription Drug Benefit which provides 90% of the covered expenses for a Plan Member and his Dependents will now have a maximum limit of $10,000 per person per calendar year (including the maximum limit of $500 for erectile dysfunction prescriptions).
 
Reminder
Plan Members who are registering a functionally impaired Dependent child must provide proof of incapacity within 31 days following the Dependent's 21st birthday. The Dependent child must also meet the requirements for a Dependent child, under the Plan rules.
 
Effective January 1, 2007
A Plan Member wishing to make a Self-Payment can do so by MasterCard and Visa.