Benefit plan changes in effect January 1, 2017

Date: December 8, 2016
To: Colleagues who are members of UNITE HERE, Local 75
From: Steve Dyce, Director, Benefits & Pension, Division of Human Resources & Equity
CC: University Operations HR Office
Re: Benefit plan changes in effect January 1, 2017

Life Insurance


As result of lower claims experience this past year, the life insurance premiums will decrease by approximately 10% for all employees effective January 1, 2017


Extended Health Care (EHC)


Negotiated changes to your benefits plan will take effect January 1, 2017 and include the following plan improvements:

  • Increase in the combined annual maximum for paramedical services [physiotherapy, registered massage therapy (RMT), and acupuncture], from $300 to $400 per year per covered person.
  • Increase coverage for registered podiatrist / chiropodist to an annual maximum coverage of $350.

These improvements will result in the full-time employee EHC monthly premium increasing from $18.82 to $19.48 for single coverage and from $41.92 to $43.40 for family coverage. As premiums are prepaid by one month, these new premiums — split over your normal bi-weekly pay — will take effect in your first bi-weekly pay in December (period 25).

For more information:

Please visit the UNITE HERE, Local 75: Benefits page for more information about your EHC, Dental, Vision Care, and Education Assistance Program.

To learn more about your agreements, benefits, compensation, and policies, visit the UNITE HERE, Local 75 section of the Employee Groups page on the HR & Equity website.

If you have any questions, please contact benefits.help@utoronto.ca.