Email your employee and attending physician statements to your school to be submitted to the Benefits Administration Office (only if you are comfortable doing so)
Email your employee and attending physician statements to the Benefits Administration Office; or
NOTE: Please note that once you had submitted the scanned copy of the STD form(s), there’s no need to mail the original form(s).
IF YOU ARE THE EMPLOYER OR REPRESENTING THE EMPLOYER, PLEASE GO ON THE BENEFIT REPSPAGE TO ACCESS THE EMPLOYER STATEMENT.
Things to remember before, during and after the Maternity Leave
Things to remember:
Decide if you want to take 12 months or 18 months leave (there are no choices in between)
Decide if you want to keep or waive your *Group Benefits and Pension (as per Federal Law, employees can now waive their Group Benefits and/or **disability benefits while on Maternity. Employees can also choose to continue contributing to the match pension while on Maternity Leave)
Arrange the Maternity leave agreement with your employer/PEC
Request for your Record of Employment (ROE)
Apply for Employment Insurance (EI) Maternity and Parental Benefits***
Apply for Maternity STD Benefit**
If you are a teacher/principal, provide the Maternity Medical report to your school for top-up calculation.
Add your baby under your plan (the latest date that you can provide this information is 31 days after your child is born)
Prepare post-dated cheques to cover your Group Benefits and Pension employee contribution (if you are keeping your benefits and pension)
*You can keep your Life Insurance, AD&D, STD, LTD, and Critical Illness and choose to waive the extended health and dental
**You will not be eligible for the Maternity STD benefits if you choose to waive your Disability Benefits.
***You can start receiving maternity benefits as early as 12 weeks before your due date or the date you give birth. You cannot receive these benefits more than 17 weeks after your due date or the date you gave birth, whichever is later.
If you are away from work due to illness or injury for seven consecutive days (including weekends and statutory holidays), you must apply for the disability benefits. You must complete the EMPLOYEE STATEMENT and have your doctor complete the PHYSICIAN STATEMENT.
If you are claiming for a COVID-19 STD benefit, please fill out this form. Please inform your employer that you are applying for a COVID-19 related STD as the employer will have to provide our office with the employer statement.
The Welcome Plan is a temporary supplementary group plan of insurance that provides essential basic healthcare coverage for temporary, new and returning Canadian residents and their families when they do not qualify for provincial health plan coverage in their province or territory. Welcome Plan benefits are available as long as the employee meets all eligibility requirements. To be eligible under the Welcome Plan, the employee must be covered under the Extended Health plan; they must legally reside in a Canadian province or territory and not be eligible for coverage under a federal or provincial government health plan (i.e., MSP) because they do not satisfy the residency requirement in their province or territory of residence.
OPTIONAL LIFE APPLICATION FORM
CISVAs optional insurance plan provides supplementary life insurance coverage for CISVA/RCAV employees. Please refer to the Optional Life Brochure within our CISVA Benefits Plan Overview section for further information regarding Optional Life rates.
New Employee Guaranteed Acceptance Voluntary Critical Illness
VOLUNTARY CRITICAL ILLNESS GUARANTEED ACCEPTANCE APPLICATION
Note: available to eligible employees and dependent spouses enrolled in Benefit Class 1, 2 and 4. As a CISVA/RCAV employee, you are automatically covered for $10,000 of Basic Critical Illness Insurance. If you or your spouse require more than the Basic Insurance amount, you can each apply for $25,000 to $300,000 of medically underwritten Critical Illness Insurance coverage under the CISVA Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance plan. For new employees to the benefits plan, within the first 60 days of employment only, you have an opportunity to apply for the first $25,000 of Optional Critical Illness insurance without having to supply medical evidence. You are guaranteed approval for this voluntary coverage, regardless of your medical history (regardless of your pre-existing conditions). Please be cognizant of this strict timeline after the 60-day window; you are subject to medical evidence! Industrial Alliance Pacific (IAP) has updated its website to allow for direct, online applications. Please feel free to visit their site for additional information on this benefit narrative, rates, the application process, etc. INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE – VOLUNTARY CRITICAL ILLNESS INFORMATION
Fair Pharmacare indexes your provincial deductible for prescriptions to your income. Registering ensures that the Fair Pharmacare plan, and not the CISVA Benefits plan, pays for drug costs after your new deductible has been reached, making each benefit dollar go farther. Send this form directly to Fair PharmaCare for processing. All B.C. residents who have a CareCard from MSP should be registered for Fair PharmaCare. Please note that effective January 1, 2008, PharmaCare will no longer reimburse prescription or medical supply costs incurred before the date a family register for Fair PharmaCare. To register or obtain further information regarding Fair PharmaCare, please visit their website at BC Fair PharmaCare.
PENSION, RRSP, and TFSA
This enrollment guide provides you with information to help you understand what your plan offers and how you can play an active role in
preparing and investing in your own retirement. It will include:
where you can get more information on your plan
steps on how to calculate how much you need
what your investment options are
how to select your investments; and
the applications you would need to complete to enrol in the plan. You can also preview the online services and information on GRS Access at www.grsaccess.com before joining your plan using this guest Access ID: ARCHDIOCESE Password: Archdiocese_123Attach – Soft Copy enrolment guide individual applications are found in the respective plan sections on this page.- Registered Pension Plan Application (RPP) – Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) & Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
Form 1 – An ex-spouse completes claim of Spouse to Interest in Member’s Pension of the Family Relations Act to inform the Plan that she/he has a claim of interest in a member’s account. Once the Plan receives this notice, the Plan is under an obligation to:
provide the spouse with information about the pension, and
give the spouse advance notice before it acts on a direction received from the member in connection with his/her pension
REMINDER: Please note NO FUNDS are transferred upon receipt of Form 1.
When can funds be split?
The following forms must be completed and presented to the Benefits Administration Office (BAO) before Canada Life will make any payment :
Court Order or Separation Agreement. The order or agreement should direct the Plan member to make payments naming the eligible former spouse and indicating the amount to be paid. The order or agreement must be specific as the BAO is not empowered to decide the details of the order or agreement.
Form 3 – Request for Transfer from Unmatured Defined Contribution Plan – of the Family Relations Act. This form is completed by the spouse or former spouse of a member who wants to transfer their pension entitlement to their RRSP or RPP.
Upon receipt of all the necessary forms from an eligible former spouse, the Benefits Administration Office must send the Plan member Form 6 – Notice of Receipt. This form informs the member that our office has received completed forms from the eligible former spouse and that the Plan will be processing the transfer of funds.
On the occasion that a member of the Archdiocese of Vancouver/CISVA Registered Pension Plan dies, the attached document must be completed by the beneficiary and sent directly to the Benefits Administration Office. There are additional documents that need to accompany this attachment. Therefore, DO NOT FORWARD this claim directly to Canada life, Group Retirement Services, as indicated at the top of the claim form. Once this step has been completed,Canada Life Group Retirement Services will contact the beneficiary to summarise available options.
GROUP BENEFITS AND REGISTERED PENSION / RRSP / TFSA / RESOURCES