Disclaimer: This page contains general information on the benefits available to CUASA members. In the event of a conflict between the information on this page and the collective agreement or plan documents, the agreement/documents should be taken as correct.
The Association has negotiated a benefit package on behalf of our members that includes:
Some information about the benefits available to Association members is available below. For more information, consult the Carleton University website or the following two benefits documents:
HEALTH & DENTAL BENEFITS
Health and dental benefits for CUASA members are administered through Great West Life.
Annual deductible: $25 per covered person, to a maximum of $50 per family annually (does not apply to emergency travel, hospitalization and vision)
The health plan, among other things, covers the following to certain limits. For full details, see the benefits at a glance document below.
• Prescription drugs
• Paramedical Services
• Home Nursing
• Medical Supplies and Prosthetics
• Ambulance Services
• Orthopedic Shoes or Boots
• Hearing Aids
• Out of Country Emergency Care
• Vision Care
The dental plan provides coverage for basic, major restorative and orthodontic services. For full details, see the benefits at a glance document below.
The Carleton University Retirement Plan provides a pension for members retiring from service at Carleton University. In exchange for regular contributions while members are employed, the Plan provides income through retirement.
Pension issues are extremely complex. If you have questions about the pension plan, please contact Carleton’s Pension Services section or CUASA. For more information, please see the following resources:
LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN
Long Term Disability is meant to cover members if they become unable to work for an extended period of time due to illness or injury. The program is designed to provide members with a monthly income replacement.
The process for applying for disability can be complicated, as are the eligibility and assessment requirements. Please contact Human Resources or CUASA for advice if you are in a situation where you may require this coverage.
Applications for LTD should be made no later than three months before the end of the qualifying period, so it is important to apply early.
LIFE INSURANCE PLAN
The Life Insurance Plan covers members while they are employed at Carleton. Should something happen to the member, the plan would provide the beneficiary of the plan with payment linked to the member’s salary.
Members may also purchase additional life insurance for themselves or their spouse.
Members, their spouse or eligible dependents are entitled to tuition reimbursement for credit courses offered by Carleton University. Students qualifying for tuition reimbursement must maintain academic standing.
Dependents are defined as the children of the employee under the age of 26 to whom the employee provides regular financial support.
There are reciprocal agreements with other institutions under this program. For more information, contact Human Resources.
EMPLOYEE & FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Employee and Family Assistance Program provides free, professional and confidential counseling and referral services to CUASA members and their families. This service is provided through Family Services Ottawa.
PROFRESSIONAL EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT
CUASA members are entitled to a professional expense reimbursement account to purchase items related to the performance of their professional or teaching duties. This account can be used for books, equipment, memberships in professional associations or for travel.
The annual amount for 2014, 2015 and 2016 is $2,000.00. These amounts are carried over for three years. Claims generally must be submitted by April 30 of each year.
Claims are submitted through the Carleton Travel and Expense Reimbursement System.