Health, Dental and Life Insurance in One Package from the Canadian Freelancer Union

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Recently, we have been taking a look at the three insurance plans offered to the members of the Canadian Freelance Union, a division of the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union (Local 2040). Underwritten by ABC Insurance Services Ltd. and Greenshield Canada, we take a look at the benefits, advantages and disadvantages at the second plan offered – Value Plus.

  • The prescription drug coverage maximum is $800 and oral contraceptives are covered in addition to prescription drugs.

  • Vision care also includes eye exams up to $50 every 24 months.

  • Professional services (speech therapist, chiropractor etc.) carry a 90% expense maximum up to a total of $400.

  • Hearing aid replacement and repairs at a $400 maximum every four years.

  • Private duty nursing carries a $3,000/year maximum.

  • Medical items (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.) $1,500/year maximum.

  • Semi-private hospital room at a maximum of $200/day, 25 days/year.

  • Out of country/province medical coverage is at $500,000/lifetime, but it must be up to 30 days of emergency treatment. There are no pre-existing exclusions, but you must be under 79.

  • The dental plan combined maximum per person is $500 in the first year, $750 in the next and $1,000 every year following the second one. 80% of your expenses are covered, up to the limits above.

  • A $15,000 life insurance benefit is available to applicants under 65.

  • $15,000 in accidental death coverage is also available to applicants under age 65.

Advantages:

  1. A semi-private hospital room feature is built-in.

  2. There is built-in out of province/country medical coverage.

Disadvantages:

  1. The minimal life insurance benefit ($15,000).

  2. The first-year dental benefit ($500) is very limited.

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Rolando
Rolando

can you send me a quote based on above info except for plus some differances 15,000.00$ change to 35,000.00 for a group of 129 employees In ontario