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Dental Pre-Authorizations

March 25, 2019

If the total cost of a course of dental treatment is expected to exceed $500, it is suggested that a treatment plan be submitted to Great-West Life prior to commencement of treatment. Great-West Life will review the treatment plan and determine the amount of eligible expenses. Ask your dentist to submit a treatment plan (also referred to as a pre-determination) to Great-West Life to determine your coverage amount. A dental pre-determination of benefits is only valid for 90 days. Read More →

Coordination of Benefits

November 19, 2018

Coordination of Benefits, or COB, is a benefit claim procedure developed by the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) for individuals covered under two or more Health and/or Dental Plans. Read More →

DrugHub for Plan Members

October 25, 2018

Great-West Life has launched their new GroupNet™ providing you with access to streamlined content that makes accessing benefits information easier than ever! Read More →

NEW! GroupNet™ for Plan Members

September 25, 2018

Great-West Life has launched their new GroupNet™ providing you with access to streamlined content that makes accessing benefits information easier than ever! Read More →

Do You Have Dependent Children?

August 27, 2018

If you have unmarried, natural, adopted or step children, under the age of 22 and not working more than 30 hours a week, unless they are full-time students, they are eligible for coverage through your group benefits plan with Great-West Life. If your child is age 22 or over, they must be a full-time student to maintain coverage until age 25. Read More →

Dental Coverage

July 29, 2018

As part of Red River College’s Flex Benefits Program, employees have coverage for a variety of Health benefits depending on the Flex Option you are enrolled in. The Flex Options provide varying degrees of coverage for Drugs, Health, Dental Vision and Health Care Spending Account. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the Dental benefits you may have coverage for under the Flexible Benefits Program. Read More →

Beneficiary Designation

June 20, 2018

It is important to review your beneficiary designations regularly (once every 12 months) to ensure it reflects your current situation. Careful planning and consideration should be taken to ensure that the current situation is properly reflected in your designation and that the proceeds reach the intended hands. If you have recently experienced a Life Event or a change in family status, it may be a good time to review your beneficiary(ies). Read More →

Life Events

May 28, 2018

When you elect a Health and Dental option, you are locked in at that level until the next re-enrolment period, which is every two years unless you experience a Life Event.

What is a Life Event?

A Life Event is:

  • Adding a spouse through marriage, common-law relationship, or birth/adoption of a child
  • Losing a spouse through death, separation or divorce
  • A child becomes ineligible under your plan
  • Your spouse loses or gains coverage through their own employer’s group plan

What do you do if you experience a Life Event?

You must contact Human Resource Services within 60 days after experiencing a Life Event. If a Life Event is not reported within 60 days you will not be eligible to change your Flex Option and your next opportunity will be during the next re-enrolment.

For more information on your Flex Options, refer to your benefits booklet. Read More →