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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 →

Health Coverage

April 23, 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 benefits you may have coverage for under the Flexible Benefits Program.

Paramedical Coverage

Paramedical coverage is available for employees in Flex Options 2, 4, and 5 under the Flexible Benefits Program. Your coverage is based on your Flex Option choice.

The term Paramedical is used to describe medical professionals including:

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

In order for your paramedical expense to be eligible, your paramedical practitioner must be licensed by the appropriate provincial or federal organization.

Vision

Vision coverage is available for employees in Flex Options 1, 2, 4 and 5 under the Flexible Benefits Program. Your coverage is based on your Flex Option choice.

The following Vision expenses are eligible to the maximum dollar amount and frequency applicable to your Flex Option:

  • Eye Examinations
  • Glasses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Laser Eye Surgery

In order for your vision expense to be eligible, services must be performed by the appropriate licensed professional.

Reimbursement of Health Care expenses is subject to maximum amounts applicable to each benefit and considers reasonable and customary charges.

Please refer to your benefits booklet to see the maximum and coinsurance 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. Read More →

Great-West Life Online

February 27, 2018

Have you taken advantage of all of the online resources Great-West Life has to offer? Registering online for GroupNet for Plan Members is easy, and gives you access to a wealth of user-friendly services!

What is GroupNet?

GroupNet for Plan Members gives you access to your group benefits information conveniently on your computer or mobile device. Once you are registered you will be able to:

  • Submit many of your claims online
  • Sign up for direct deposit of claim payments
  • View your claim status, explanation of benefits (EOB) and claim history
  • View your card information, including member ID, Drug, and Travel Assistance
  • Locate your nearest eClaims provider
  • Search drugs by name or drug identification number (DIN) to find out if they’re covered and at what percentage

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Health Care Spending Account & Claim Submission Requirements

January 18, 2018

Upcoming Submission Deadline!

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that if you have claims from the 2017 benefit year that you have not yet claimed against your HCSA balance, there is a 90 day claims run-off period to submit these claims.

When is the deadline?

2017 claims must be received by Great-West Life prior to March 31st, 2018 to be claimed against your 2017 HCSA dollars. Any unused 2017 benefit dollars remaining after this period will be forfeited.

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Orthopedic Shoe Coverage

January 2, 2018

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 medical services and supplies, including orthopedic shoes. Your coverage is based on your Flex Option choice.

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Are you planning a winter vacation?

January 2, 2018

Are you planning a winter vacation?

Be sure you know and understand your Out-of-Country Emergency Travel Health Coverage.

What is my out-of-country medical emergency coverage?

Eligible Red River College employees and their eligible dependents have 100% Emergency Travel Health Coverage. Provincial healthcare plan coverage must also be in place for this to apply.

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Paramedical

October 24, 2017

Paramedical

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.

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Dental Coverage

September 19, 2017

As part of Red River College’s group benefits, Employees in Flex Options 1, 2, 4 or 5 may have coverage for a variety of dental benefits. Your coverage is based on your Flex Option choice.

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Do You Have Dependent Children?

August 16, 2017

Don’t forget to reconfirm Student Status!

To ensure your dependent children, age 22 to 25, continue to receive uninterrupted Health and Dental coverage for the duration of their formal education, be sure to update their student status with Great-West Life each year.

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