Pratt & Whitney: Benefit Gains (effective March 1, 1999)


Pratt & Whitney



1998 Pratt & Whitney

CAW/Pratt & Whitney Canada Report
Bargaining Report
December 1998

Benefit Gains (effective March 1, 1999)

Health Care and Group Insurance Improvements

Medical certificates requested by the employer or benefit carrier will now be paid by the Company.

Spouses of the same sex will now be eligible for coverage under the Health Care and Group Insurance program.

The Company and Union will meet early in 1999 to resolve all questions related to the interpretation of the Health Care and Group Insurance master policies.

Major Medical Program

Hearing Aids
Coverage will now be provided for hearing aid batteries.

Specialists
Coverage has been improved for existing specialists. The cost of treatments by chiropractors, osteopaths, podiatrists and speech therapists will now be paid at 90% of the cost of treatment, up to a maximum of $300 per specialist per year. There is no longer a limited benefit per visit.

Coverage for psychologists fees will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $500 per year. There is no longer a limited benefit per visit.

Coverage has been added for Naturopaths and Accupuncturists. The benefit amount is limited to 90%, up to a maximum of $300 per practitioner each year.

Eye Exams
Reimbursement for the cost of eye examinations will now be an eligible expense under the vision care program.

Dental Plan
The one year lag on the dental plan fee schedule has been maintained.
In addition, the annual maximum benefit has increased by $300 to $1,500.

Group Insurance

Short Term Disability
Short term disability benefits will now equal 60% of earnings (including COLA).

The definition of hospitalization has been clarified to provide short term disability payment from the first day in cases where surgery is not minor.

The definition of accident has been improved.

Long Term Disability
Long term disability benefits for future recipients increases to $1,600 per month, an improvement of $200.

Life Insurance
The life insurance benefit for members has been improved from $33,000 to $37,000. Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits also increase from $16,500 to $18,500.

Spousal life insurance coverage increases to $5000 from the current $2000, and coverage for dependent children increases to $2,500 from $1000.

Other Gains

Benefit Representative
The employer will pay twenty (20) hours a week for a benefit representative.

Shift Premium

Bargaining unit members on the second shift will receive a shift premium increase of five cents ($0.05) in each year of the agreement.

Paid Holidays

1999-2000

Good Friday
Victoria Day
Fête Nationale du Québec
Canada Day
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Shutdown




April 2, 1999
May 24, 1999
June 24, 1999
July 1, 1999
September 6, 1999
October 11, 1999
December 24, 1999
December 27, 1999
December 28, 1999
December 29, 1999
December 30, 1999
December 31, 1999

2000-2001

Good Friday
Victoria Day
Fête Nationale du Québec
Canada Day
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Shutdown





April 21, 2000
May 22, 2000
June 23, 2000
June 30, 2000
September 4, 2000
October 9, 2000
December 25, 2000
December 26, 2000
December 27, 2000
December 28, 2000
December 29, 2000
January 1, 2001
January 2, 2001

2001-2002

Good Friday
Victoria Day
Fête Nationale du Québec
Canada Day
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Shutdown






April 13, 2001
May 21, 2001
June 25, 2001
July 2, 2001
September 3, 2001
October 8, 2001
December 24, 2001
December 25, 2001
December 26, 2001
December 27, 2001
December 28, 2001
December 31, 2001
January 1, 2002
January 2, 2002


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