OC Benefit Plans
Am I eligible to participate in the Group Health and Dental Benefit Plan?
Eligibility for participation in the Group Health and Dental Benefit Plan is as follows:
How are the provisions of my benefit plan determined?
As a bargaining unit employee, your health and welfare benefit coverage is determined through collective bargaining between your respective union and Okanagan College. Specific benefit coverage is outlined in your respective collective agreement.
As a non-bargaining unit employee, your health and welfare benefit coverage is determined by the policy governing the terms and conditions of your employment.
How can I learn more about the benefit coverage?
Benefits booklets outlining the benefit coverage are available on our website under the heading of Manulife Benefits Booklets - Detailed Information.
What is our Manulife Financial group policy number?
For extended health and dental claims, OC’s group policy number is 0083713. Please be sure to include the policy number on any Manulife health or dental claim that you submit.
What is my certificate number?
Your certificate number will be your nine-digit employee ID number (noted on your bi-weekly paycheque/direct deposit stub).
For additional information about your certificate number or this process please contact your HR Advisor.
Where can I get a benefit claim form?
All forms are available through My Okanagan by going to the Employee tab, OC Express - Forms under Benefits.
Do we have emergency coverage if we are travelling outside of Canada?
Yes, there is Emergency Travel Assistance available, which is covered under the Manulife policy # 0083713. Additional information can be found on our website under the heading of Manulife Benefits Booklets - Detailed Information.
Where can I get an Emergency Travel Assistance card?
It is on the back of your Manulife drug card.
What is medical travel referral assistance?
Medical travel referral assistance is available if your physician has referred you to a specialist (or opthamologist) for medical or dental treatment that is not available within a 100 kilometer radius of home campus. Eligible expenses include transportation, accommodations and meals to a max of $125/day for 50 days per calendar year of all expenses combined to maximum of $10,000 per person per calendar year. For additional information please contact your HR Advisor.
Where can I get a medical travel referral assistance form?
Please contact your HR Advisor.
How does Coverage for Paramedical Services (Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Naturopaths, Physiotherapists) work under our Benefit Plan?
First Twelve Visits per Calendar Year
Coverage After 12 Visits
There are also calendar year plan maximums that will affect your reimbursement: