COVID-19 Pandemic Webinars & Temporary Public Service Health Care Plan Changes


Webinar open to all PSAC members

The PSAC Ontario region will be holding a province-wide Health and Safety webinar for members titled: Your Rights At Work – COVID-19 Pandemic.

If you are interested in participating in this webinar, it will be taking place on: Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00pm
 
This webinar will cover:

  • An introduction to Health & Safety
  • Your Rights at Work
  • Concepts of Workplace Health & Safety

Please register online for the Health and Safety Webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4241118020497373195
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to participate.

Should you have any question please contact OntarioWebinar@psac-afpc.com.


Webinar open to all Health and Safety Committee members and activists

The PSAC Ontario region will be holding a province-wide Health and Safety webinar for Health and Safety Committee members and activists titled Rights Under the Act – COVID-19 Pandemic.
 
If you are interested in participating in this webinar, it will take place on: Thursday, April 9th at 6:00pm
 
This webinar will cover:

  • The provincial and federal Acts
  • The obligations of the employer
  • The meaning of “danger” 

Please register online for the Webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2706724255168619787
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to participate.

Should you have any question please contact OntarioWebinar@psac-afpc.com.


Temporary Public Service Health Care Plan Changes

Due to COVID-19, PSAC has agreed with the employer to make some temporary amendments to the Public Service Health Care Plan, which will assist members in accessing the services that they need.  

These changes include:

  • Extension of the Emergency Benefit while travelling to 60 days from 40

The following changes will be made up until April 24, 2020:

  • Any member can see a social worker and it will be covered under your psychological benefit (up to the regular annual maximum)
  • You do not need a doctor’s prescription to access physiotherapy or psychological services 
  • Dispensing limit for maintenance medication will allow members to get their medication sooner, if required, and potentially get a supply for more than the 100 days’ limit which currently exists.  

The full set of changes and further details can be seen here: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/benefit-plans/health-care-plan/information-notices/covid-19-temporary-measures-public-service-health-care-plan.html