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Benefits through the employer

There are a number of benefits available to CEIU members that have been gained through collective bargaining between the PSAC and Treasury Board or workplace job actions such as strikes. Benefits are detailed in the PSAC booklet: Benefits of Workers in the Public Service of Canada available at CEIU and PSAC Regional Offices.

Your Union Can Help

You are entitled to many benefits, as you will see from the information below. But receiving the benefits can, at times, be a different matter. In some cases, there are errors in the processing of benefit entitlements. In others, there are disputes over whether an entitlement exists and, if so, over how much is due. You may be able to overcome any difficulties on your own but, if not, you should contact the union for assistance. Begin by speaking with a steward or local officer at your workplace. If they need help, they can contact a union staff representative. Your union will work with you to ensure you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.

Public Service Health Care Plan

CEIU members and their dependents are eligible for coverage under the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). The PSHCP pays for a percentage of prescription drugs and numerous other items not covered by provincial or territorial health plans. Coverage continues on retirement. A booklet describing the details of the plan is available from your department or from the Treasury Board website.

Dental Plan

Most CEIU members and their immediate families are covered by a dental plan in which the premiums are fully paid by the employer. The dental plan covers a percentage of the cost of correcting or preventing dental diseases or defects. A booklet describing the details of the plan is available from your department or from the Treasury Board website.

Disability Insurance

The Disability Insurance Plan was negotiated between the Employer, Treasury Board and the insurance company, Sun Life Assurance. You are automatically covered if you were hired after:

  • November 1970, for full time employees;
  • January 1, 1973, for seasonal employees; and
  • September 1, 1982, for part time employees.

The plan pays benefits in cases of long-term disability. An excellent handbook published by the PSAC, Disability Insurance: a handful of tips for Alliance members, is available from your CEIU or PSAC office. Further information is available at the PSAC website.

A booklet describing the details of the plan is available from your department or from the Treasury Board website.

Pension Plan

CEIU members with more than two years of pensionable service are entitled to receive a pension that is indexed against inflation. Pension benefits vary depending on salary, age, length of service and the reason for leaving. Benefits are detailed in the PSAC booklet: Retiring from the Public Service of Canada available at PSAC Regional Offices. Further information is available at the Treasury Board website.

Supplementary Death Benefit

The survivors of a deceased CEIU member are eligible to receive a supplementary death benefit. This benefit is a form of term life insurance and can be continued after you leave the public service. Further information is available at the Treasury Board website.

Provincial Health Insurance Plans

Coverage and required contributions to Provincial Health Insurance Plans vary, but CEIU members will be enrolled in these plans as required by provincial health authorities. Details are available at the Treasury Board website.

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