CUPE 4600 has negotiated a comprehensive Health & Dental Benefits plan for all Contract Instructors at Carleton University. This plan includes vision care, travel insurance, extended health benefits, a drug plan, and other coverage.
During terms that you are teaching as a CI, you will receive an email from the plan provider, Canadian Benefits Consulting Group (CanBen). This email will provide details on the plan and instructions on how to access your benefits. It will also detail how to opt out of the benefits plan, if that is your preference.
If have not received an email from CanBen, please contact your union at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for easy access to counselling services without leaving your desk or your home?
Please see the attached, or your CUPE 4600-2 benefit website, for information on this new electronic counselling service being offered to all Health & Dental Plan Members.
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A discounted rate of $75 gives you unlimited access for a year to a program you can use to calculate scenarios based on your assets to maximum your income and minimize taxes.
See the attached or the CUPE 4600-2 website for more information.
Available to all CUPE 4600-2 Members, whether you have a contract or not.
Affordable coverage with premiums deducted from your bank account by semester.
Only $48 per semester for $100,000 of coverage.
Coverage is also available for $200,000 or $300,000, and Family coverage.
See the attached or your CUPE 4600-2 website for enrollment details.
Rates are increasing between 10% and 25% depending on your province of residence, your coverage level, and whether or not you have a contract.
The increase is slightly higher than standard annual inflation for health costs, due in part to the past experience, and partly due to the fixed employer contribution from the University, which has not increased since the inception of the plan in 2014.
Increasing the employer’s contribution in line with inflation, the growth of Local’s membership, and with other similar programs is a high priority for the Trustees in the upcoming bargaining.
For more details on the employer contribution level, please contact your Bargaining Committee.
If you wish to Opt Out of the Plan, please provide proof of alternate insurance coverage by the deadline indicated in the enrollment email you will receive from Canadian Benefits. Acceptable proof: copy of your alternate insurance ID card or other proof of coverage, such as an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from a paid claim. Confirmation of opt out will be sent at the end of the Enrollment period
you can contact CanBen directly by emailing email@example.com
The Tuition Waiver Program is for Contract Instructors who are members of CUPE 4600, (Unit 2). To apply, an eligible Contract Instructor makes a written application with the Tuition Waiver directly to Human Resources who will verify the Instructor’s eligibility and forward the application to the Business Office. The Tuition Waiver may be applied to courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level. You can download a copy of the waiver and get more information about eligibility here.
All Contract Instructors may access Carleton’s library and computing services upon providing proof they have have been hired to teach a course or courses in the upcoming Academic Year.
Contract Instructors have free access to Carleton’s Athletic & Physical Recreation Centre during from the start of their appointment to the end of the academic year in which that appointment occurred.
The PDF exists to support teaching-related professional development activities, and for the purpose of offsetting the cost of such books and material required for the performance of an employee’s teaching duties and responsibilities which are otherwise not provided to the employee.
The PDF is jointly administered by CUPE 4600 and Carleton management via the Joint Committee for the Administration of the Agreement (JCAA).
All Professional Development Fund claims are done online via SAP Concur. You can find details on the claim process, and file a claim, at this link: https://carleton.ca/facts/travel/contract-instructors/
Examples of teaching-related professional development activities include travel, accommodation and registration fees for academic conferences, and professional dues, and examples of books and materials needed to perform your teaching duties include the purchase of a computer, required software, and any other related items.
Original receipts must be supplied in all instances. If your travel to a conference is by air, you must additionally provide your boarding passes in order to obtain reimbursement.
If you hold a contract for Winter 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, you can seek reimbursement for expenses related to the purchase of equipment needed to carry out online teaching. Examples could include headsets, internet enabled cameras, etc.
Unfortunately, claims for home internet costs are currently being rejected by management. The union is challenging this, but the issue is not yet resolved. CIs can still submit claims for home internet costs, but there is no guarantee at this point they will be approved.
The current maximum reimbursement amount is $1100.
Claims are usually processed fairly quickly. You should receive a response on your claim within 7 - 10 days.
You can apply for a reimbursement via the PDF every year. However, there PDF approval process is structured so that CIs who have not recently accessed the PDF have priority over those who have.