Dental opt-out forms and family dental enrollment forms for the 2020-2021 academic year are now available on our site. The deadline to submit Unit 1 change of coverage forms is September 25th, 2020. Due to the office closure caused by the pandemic, please email a clear copy of your forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE CLICK HERE for important information about opting-out of dental coverage and enrolling in family dental coverage.
Please note that you must complete a change of coverage form (i.e., a dental opt-out form or a family dental enrollment form) and provide appropriate supporting documentation every academic year if you wish your opt-out/family enrollment status to continue. All members are automatically enrolled in single dental coverage every academic year (unless we receive a completed change of coverage form with appropriate supporting documentation).
If you are not working as a TA or RA (in lieu of TA) until the Winter 2021 (or the Spring/Summer 2021 term), you can submit these forms in the first 30 days of your employment in those terms.
PLEASE CLICK HERE for a 2020-2021 UNIT 1 DENTAL OPT-OUT FORM.
PLEASE CLICK HERE for a 2020-2021 UNIT 1 FAMILY DENTAL ENROLLMENT FORM
Please note that these forms are for your status as an employee at McMaster University. If you are a student and have questions about extended health coverage opt-outs/family enrollments, and/or dental opt-outs or family denal enrollments for non-employees, please contact the McMaster Graduate Students’ Association or the McMaster Students’ Union (undergraduates) for more information.
*IMPORTANT! BLACKOUT PERIOD *Please note that claims that are submitted in September may be initially rejected by the insurance company even if you are eligible for dental benefits. This is likely due to a payroll processing delay and benefit enrollment period and has nothing to do with your eligibility. Alternatively, if you are not receiving employment payment as TA/RA in lieu in the fall term you will not appear on Equitable Life’s eligibility list [and will have to submit your claims in the winter and/or spring/summer term(s)]. If you meet the eligibility criteria and your claim is rejected, please contact email@example.com. All eligible members may experience a delay in their receipt of reimbursement cheques for claims made in September.*
For more information on our Unit 1 dental plan, please visit: https://cupe3906.org/tas-unit-1/dental-plan/