IMPORTANT REMINDER: TA/RA in lieu Dental Coverage Opt-Outs and Family Enrollment Deadline!

Mary Ellen CampbellBenefits, General, News

The deadline for dental opt-outs and family coverage enrollments for our Unit 1 (TA and RA in lieu) fast approaches.  In order to have your change of status take effect for September, 2013, you must have the appropriate form and documentation to the union office (Kenneth Taylor Hall B111) no later than Monday, September 9th, 2013.  Any forms received after that … Read More

Unit 3 (Post Doctoral Fellows) Dental Premiums for the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Mary Ellen CampbellBenefits, News

Dear Unit 3 Members, The new dental premiums have been calculated for the 2013-2014 academic year. The new premium deductions for members are: Single Coverage: $4.00 monthly Family Coverage: $62.93 monthly These premiums are deducted off of your paycheques every month.  The premium cost for members is less this academic year thanks to gains we made in the last round … Read More

Unit 1 Important Information About Opting Out of Dental Coverage and Enrolling in Family Dental Coverage for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Mary Ellen CampbellBenefits, General, News, Unit 1

Dear Members, RE: Important information about Opting-Out of Dental Coverage or Enrolling in Family Dental Coverage for the 2014-2015 academic year *This message contains information about important opt-out and enrollment deadlines.  Please note that the deadlines may require your immediate attention and action.  The information below is available in an official letter in PDF format HERE * Unit 1 members (Teaching … Read More

Undergraduate TA Handbook is Ready

Communication OfficerBenefits, News, Undergraduate

Good news for the undergraduate TAs (and RAs in lieu) of CUPE 3906. Our undergraduate TA handbook Undergraduate TA Handbook is finally prepared and ready for download. You can also stop by at the office and pick up a hard copy of the handbook.

Dental Coverage for Graduate Students at Mac FAQ

Sathish PichikaBenefits, Unit 1

Graduate Students at McMaster University are covered by ONE of two dental plans: 1)   The  CUPE 3906 plan 2)   The  Graduate Student Association (GSA) plan This handy FAQ outlining (jointly prepared by the GSA and CUPE) will help Grad Students figure out which plan they qualify for, how to opt-out of the plan and/or enroll their family members. Dental Coverage … Read More

UHIP claims at a walk-in clinic

Communication OfficerBenefits, International

Long time ago I had this claim and wanted to share the information with the international students. Basically, I was not in town when I got sick so I had to go to a walk-in clinic or a hospital. Knowing the waiting time at a hospital I decided to go to a walk-in clinic. Then I found out that they … Read More

Unit 2 Health Spending Account Increased

Nancy MacBainBenefits, News, Unit 2

The benefits committee is pleased to announce that the Unit 2 Health Spending Account (HSA) entitlement will be increased to $400/year on a trial basis. The increase may be adjusted in the future if the claims activity is higher or lower than expected. The decision to increase the HSA was made after a careful review of Unit 2 HSA claims … Read More