To all Active and Retired members:
The Unifor Benefits Office and Local Office have had many calls on the announced changes by the Ford Government to the Ontario Health Insurance program (OHIP). Earlier this year, the Ontario government announced that OHIP coverage for emergency medical services required while travelling outside of Canada will no longer be available as of January 2020.The Unifor/GM Canada benefit plan currently provides travel assistance where employees meet all of the eligibility requirements and where the provincial government pays a portion of the cost. General Motors told Local 88 today,that they will continue to extend the travel assistance coverage even in the case where the provincial government no longer pays a portion of the costs. Bottom line is the OHIP change will not impact our GSC Out of Province Emergency Medical Travel Insurance Coverage throughout the world.