Sessional Faculty (Unit 2) Benefits Update

Brad WalchukUncategorized

Due to circumstances outside of your Union’s control, the $170 dental premium for Sessionals who started in January 2019 will not occur until April 12th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please note that you are still eligible for coverage (backdated to September 1st, 2018) but there will be a delay until our provider is able to issue a reimbursement to you for services already paid or to your dentist for services rendered. If you have outstanding claims retro to September 1, 2018, please feel free to ask your dentist to fax us a copy of your claim (905-525-3837) and we will have it paid out as soon as the eligibility information upload to the insurance company is complete. This has no impact on those who began teaching in September 2018. More details about our dental plan can be found here:

The deadline for Winter 2019 Professional Development Fund applications is April 9th, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Please ensure that you have submitted your claim form and all applicable recipients in hard copy to KTH B111. More information about the Fund can be found here:

Finally, we wanted to remind you that at a Special GMM in August 2018, the Unit 2 membership was presented with a few options to make the Unit 2 Health Spending Account viable until the end of the Collective Agreement. The option that the membership decided on included the cancellation of the Unit 2 Travel Coverage to make sure that there are sufficient funds in the Health Care Spending Account to continue to pay out claims.
Unfortunately, March 31, 2019 marks the end of our contract with our travel coverage carrier. This means that our coverage under iA Special Risks will no longer be active after March 31, 2019.

If you would like to arrange for personal travel coverage, please feel free to contact our Broker, Craig Griffith, at McLean Hallmark to discuss coverage options. Craig can be reached at or 1-888-404-0000. Just mention that you are a member of CUPE 3906 Unit 2, and he can discuss comparable coverage with you.

**Please note that, if you are a Graduate Student, you are likely eligible for the GSA travel coverage (visit You might also have coverage through a credit card.**

We sincerely regret that this was necessary. It is possible to negotiate emergency travel coverage into our next Collective Agreement, if members choose to make this kind of benefit a priority.

Please feel free to contact or for more information.