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COVID-19 Benefits Update

The following information has been provided to us by the employer.  Extended Health Care – normal coverage will be provided for any instance of coronavirus/COVID-19.  The deadline for submitting claims for expenses incurred in 2019 has been extended to April 30, 2020. Out of Country Coverage (OOC) – Coronavirus/COVID-19 will be treated as any other medical emergency with […]

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Normal retirement age doesn’t exist any more

Several faculty members were surprised to receive letters at their homes from Connection Point advising them of benefit packages that will expire as they approach “normal retirement age”. The first round of letters contained references to a normal retirement age of 65; the subsequent letters changed this number to 67. The language of “normal retirement […]

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Discussions Proceeding on Total Rewards Website

Your Benefits Committee and the Grievance Committee raised serious concerns  about the issues associated with members gaining access to and possible privacy of information violations on the Total Rewards Website. On September 14, 2017, we sent out an e-Letter explaining our concerns about the scope of rights you were being asked to waive to gain […]

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URGENT NOTICE, BEWARE: “MY TOTAL REWARDS” PROGRAM

The University has contracted with a third party to communicate information about benefits with faculty without notice or explanation to the USFA.  Access to the “My Total Rewards” program is available through the employee tab on PAWS. The Association is concerned about the scope of rights members are being asked to waive to gain access […]

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FYI: Sun Life drug cards, drug coverage, travel benefits

Learn why you might not be reimbursed for the entire cost of a prescription by not using your Sun Life drug card: The Importance of Using Your Direct-Pay Drug Card Find out how to obtain drug coverage beyond the 34 and 100 day limits normally applied to prescriptions: Obtaining Prescriptions for Extended Leaves Get some […]

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FINAL NOTICE: March 31 Deadline to Submit Claims

Claims for reimbursement from any of the benefit plans must be submitted to Sun Life within 90 days of the end of the calendar year in which the expense is incurred.  This means that the deadline for submitting claims incurred between January 1 and December 31, 2013 is March 31, 2014.  You can find account […]

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