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Labour Relations

Maternity and Parental Leave

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Timelines for Adding Dependents to Blue Cross Benefit Plan

Forms Required

Form:

Required/Optional:

When:

Maternity &/Or Parental Leave Request Form Required At least 4 weeks before the day on which you intend on commencing your leave
Return Service Agreement for Employees on Maternity Leave Required if taking Maternity Leave Plan “A” or “B”

 

At the same time you apply for your leave
Blue Cross Notice of Change Form Required to add new dependent * See “Timelines” Below
Blue Cross Pre-Payment Form Required to continue or waive specified benefit plans Within 30 days of the date your leave commences
Election Form to Contribute to my Pension while on Maternity Leave Required – must opt in or out You must apply prior to the commencement of your leave
Election Form to Contribute to my Pension while on Parental Leave Required – must opt in or out You must apply prior to the commencement of your leave
Election Form to Continue Group Insurance During Approved Leave of Absence Required – if continuing coverage Must be submitted prior to the commencement of your leave
Election Form to Waive Group Insurance During Approved Leave of Absence Required – if waiving coverage Must be submitted prior to the commencement of your leave

Application for Coverage in Dependent’s Insurance Plan

Required if applying for Dependent’s Insurance i.e. you have no Dependent’s Insurance Within 90 days of the birth or adoption of your child
Application for Changes to the Dependent’s Insurance Plan Required to add new dependent to your current Dependent’s Insurance Recommend registering the new child upon birth
Working While on Parental Leave Authorized at the discretion of your departmental employing authority 2 weeks prior to returning to work


Timelines for Adding Dependents to Blue Cross Benefit Plans:

For Dental, Vision, Prescription Drugs, Ambulance/Hospital & Health Spending Account:

  • If notification is received within 1 year of acquiring dependent - Effective date = Date of event (i.e. birth, marriage, adoption)
  • If notification is received after 1 year of acquiring dependent - Effective date = Date of notification


For employee paid Ambulance/Hospital, Extended Health & Travel

  • If notification received within 60 days of acquiring dependent - Effective Date = Date of event (i.e. birth, marriage, adoption)
  • If notification received after 60 days of acquiring dependent -Effective date = the date of notification


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