PPE Coverage on Health & Dental Plans
August 6, 2020
Many Health and Dental care providers are adding a charge for PPE to their regular charges for a treatment. Most provincial dental associations have enacted specific procedure codes for PPE charges, which vary by jurisdiction. These charges are not currently eligible expenses under our Health or Dental plans and will be declined during adjudication. PPE fees charged by health and dental practitioners are, however, eligible for coverage under a Health Care Spending Account (HCSA).
Also please note that PPE’s for personal use, purchased by a plan member is not eligible for coverage under either Extended Health Care or HCSA. Plan members with Personal Spending Accounts can claim personal PPE as a wellness related product expense.
As of April 9, 2020
- The latest statement from The Co-operators.
- Information on how an employer can support a gradual return to work off disability during the pandemic.
As of April 2, 2020
Latest statement from Co-operators. Please note that the renewal and premium payment sections do not apply to Beneplan plan sponsors.
As of March 30, 2020:
See the latest statement from the Co-operators.
As of March 24, 2020
"Plan members who are absent due to a COVID-19 temporary lay-off can have coverages extended for a period of 90 days provided premiums are paid. The policy includes a reinstatement clause which allows the terminated plan member’s coverage to be reinstated within six months of their termination. No health requirement or reset of the pre-existing condition clause."