The following are commonly used terms in relation to the Group Insurance Plan and Pension Plan. If you have additional questions, please contact the PLAN ADMINISTRATOR.
|Administrator||D.A. Townley. The Administrator co-ordinates enrolment into the Plans,
claims payment, pension processing and answers all Member questions regarding the Group Insurance or Pension Plans.
|Annuity||Pension income purchased from a life insurance company.|
|Beneficiary||The person(s)/Estate that you designate to receive Life Insurance,
Accident Insurance and/or pension benefits upon your death.
|Co-Insurance||The percentage paid by the Member for each eligible benefits expense.|
|Coordination of Benefits||The ability to make a claim for Extended Health Care and/or Dental eligible
expenses under your Benefits Plan and your spouse’s benefits plan.
This allows you to receive up to 100% reimbursement for an eligible Extended Health Care or Dental expense.
|Deductible||The amount of out-of-pocket expense that a Member must incur prior to being eligible for reimbursement on subsequent claims.|
|Dependent||A dependent is defined as:
|Dispensing Fee||The pharmacist’s charge for filling a prescription (also see Professional Fee).|
|Full Benefit Plan||Benefit Plan that Member’s are eligible for if they have earned at least 90 hours.|
|Locked-in Vehicle||Locked-in RRSP or Retirement Account to which you transfer funds from a Registered Pension Plan after you terminate employment.
Locked-in means that funds transferred must be used to provide retirement income.
|Lowest Cost Alternative Drug||The lowest cost equivalent product that can be legally used to fill the prescription as listed in the Provincial Drug Formulary listing.|
|Mini PlanBenefit Plan that Members may be eligible for if they have earned less than 90 hours.|
|Money Purchase Plan||Type of Pension Plan where the employer contributes a fixed amount per hour worked.
The amount of retirement income will depend on how much is contributed by the employer and the interest earned on contributions.
The NDT Industry Pension Plan is a Money Purchase Plan.
|Old Age Security||Government provided pension payable to all Canadians from age 65 based on your years of residence in Canada,
and subject to claw-back if your retirement income after age 65 exceeds a certain level.
|Paramedical||Services provided by a licensed practitioner including:
massage therapist, naturopath, physiotherapist, podiatrist,
chiropractor, clinical psychologist or osteopath.
|Pension Benefits||The income that you will receive at retirement.|
|Self- Pay||Mechanism that allows unemployed members to pay monthly premiums out of their pocket and continue to
participate in the Benefits Plan for up to six months.
|Weekly Indemnity||A benefit that pays the maximum weekly payment
provided under E.I., but not to exceed 85% of your pre-disability earnings, for up to 52 weeks if you are unable to work due to sickness or accident.
See the Health Benefit Booklet for details on this benefit.