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October 24, 2017


As part of Red River College’s Flex Benefits Program, Employees in Flex Options 2, 4 or 5 may have coverage for a variety of Paramedical Practitioners. Your coverage is based on your Flex Option choice.

What is a Paramedical Practitioner?

The term Paramedical is used to describe medical professional practitioners including:

  • Audiologist
  • Athletic Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dietician
  • Massage Therapist
  • Naturopath
  • Osteopath
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist/Chiropodist
  • Psychologist/Social Worker
  • Speech Therapist






Your paramedical practitioner must be licensed by the appropriate provincial or federal organization in order for the paramedical expense to be considered eligible under the group benefits plan.

Please refer to your benefits booklet to see the maximum and coinsure applicable to each paramedical practitioner for your Flex Option.

The above is a summary of the provisions of the group plan. In the event of a discrepancy between this benefit and the master contract, the terms of the group contract will apply.

Reasonable & Customary

Reimbursement of Health Care expenses, including coverage for paramedical practitioners, is subject to maximum amounts applicable to each benefit and considers reasonable and customary charges.

Reasonable – Treatment is considered reasonable if it is accepted by the Canadian medical profession, proven to be effective, and is of a form, intensity, frequency and duration essential to diagnosis or management of the disease or injury.

Customary – Customary charges are the lowest of:

  • Representative prices in the area where the treatment was provided,
  • Prices shown in any applicable professional association or fee guide, and
  • Maximum prices established by law

Supporting Your Wellness

The LifeWorks website offers a wealth of information and resources to help you make the most of all aspects of your life. For the month of October, LifeWorks is featuring a suite of resources called Finding a Balance.

Finding a Balance showcases the variety of ways in which LifeWorks can help you find a balance by navigating competing priorities and responsibilities.

Be sure to visit to take advantage of the 2017 content, including videos, podcasts, audio tips and much more.

For the RRC EFAP User ID and password, please contact Human Resources Services at 204-632-2319, refer to one of the EFAP posters around campus, or click here.