Get the most out of your group plan

Get the most out of your group plan

Help your new hires get access to your group plan as soon as possible by taking care of these simple administrative tasks.

Avoid late applicants

Remember to complete and submit a Plan Member Enrolment Form on the employee’s first day of work. Employees must be enrolled in your group benefit plan within 31 days of becoming eligible for coverage.

Anyone enrolled past 31 days of becoming eligible will be considered a late applicant and must provide proof that they are in good health.

If you want to waive the late applicant status, include the plan member enrolment form with your request to waive before initiating the medical underwriting process.

Need to waive the waiting period?

Enrol plan members in group benefit coverage as soon as they’re hired, even if they need to serve the waiting period outlined in your policy. If the plan member is not actively at work on the date the coverage is effective, the coverage will be in force on the date they return to work.

There may be rare instances where plan sponsors can request to waive the waiting period, such as terms of employment contracts. In this case, submit the Application to Waive Waiting Period form with the request to waive the waiting period within 31 days of hire.

Save time and paper with eBills and PAD

Choose eBills and pre-authorized debit (PAD) for two convenient and environmentally friendly service features.

Enjoy convenient online access to eBills through Benefits Now™ to view more detailed summary reports than you get on paper bills. Look for email notification when your bill is ready and download PDFs or Excel versions to save paper.

Submit a request for Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Plan and save the extra time and expense of printing and mailing cheques. You’ll enjoy knowing your payment is processed automatically and securely the first of each month.

To register or for more information, call our Group Client Service Centre at 1-800-667-8164 between 8:00 a.m. EST and 8:00 p.m. EST Monday to Friday.