While we await details of the current EI Rebate from the Employer, below are some historical motions passed by the membership for the last several years. You may wish to review this information prior to a motion coming forward regarding usage of this year’s EI Rebate:
March 30, 2017:
That CUPE 2081 use the 2016 EI Rebate of twenty four thousand two hindered forty nine dollars and thirty six cents ($24,249.36) during the period of April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 to:
1. Increase vision care benefit claims for the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 from a maximum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) every two years to five hundred dollars ($500) every two years for the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 for a total cost of twenty two thousand five hundred dollars ($22,500.00); and
2. Reduce the monthly Psychological Services Plan premium of six dollars ($6.00) per member by three dollars and twenty six cents ($3.26) for a total cost of one thousand seven hundred thirty eight dollars and eight cents ($1,738.08).
April 22, 2016:
That CUPE 2081 use the E.I. Rebate to increase eye wear coverage from two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00) from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, and that the balance of the E.I. Rebate be used to enhance the PSP coverage with a benefit to members of two dollars and twelve cents ($2.12) per month, until March 31, 2017.
March 26, 2015:
That CUPE 2081 use the 2014 EI Rebate in the amount of $22,150.00 to add the addition of dental white fillings costed at $8,900 for this benefit enhancement; eye wear $350 for a cost enhancement of $13,000, hearing aids $650 cost enhancement $60 and Orthotics $750 for a cost enhancement of zero for a total of $21,960.
March 27, 2014:
That CUPE apply the EI rebate for 2013/2014 to achieve the same benefits as last year, with an increase in eyewear of $50.00 to be funded in part by CUPE 2081, at a cost not to exceed $1,100.00.
April 23, 2013:
That CUPE 2081 use the 2012 EI Rebate to retain white molar fillings, increase vision ware to $400 in a 24 month period (does not include exam as that is covered in the CA). $700 for hearing aids in a 5 year period and $800 yearly for orthopedic shoes and foot orthotics.
March 27, 2012:
That CUPE 2081 use the 2011 EI rebate to maintain the ‘top-up’ to $350 for vision care and coverage for white molar fillings.
(*The College is willing to top up the necessary balance to keep this benefit as status quo as there was a shortfall of approximately $4000.)
April 28, 2011:
That CUPE Local 2081 Executive recommends that the EI Rebate of $25,319.35 be put toward coverage of white molar fillings in the dental care plan, and the remainder of funds be put towards increasing vision care benefits for all eligible members.
When we have received details of the current EI Rebate amounts, they will be reported to you.