Chiropodist Coverage for Members

On September 22nd ACCEX advised members of the process the Union has undertaken for the second contract reopener. They also provided information on the outcome of the first reopener and the changes to the Collective Agreement that stemmed from it. Click HERE to view that bulletin.

This bulletin is to advise you of a change to coverage for treatment by a chiropodist. Previously this was not provided for under the terms of the plan. Expenses for chiropodist treatments are now covered. The new language for this is found below. If you have any questions, please write to us at

22.02 SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN II: The Company will pay 100% of the Air Canada Supplementary Health Insurance Plan II.

22.02.01 Expenses incurred for paramedical services of Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Naturopaths and Podiatrists/Chiropodists in Provinces where such services are not covered by the Provincial Medicare Plan will be covered to a maximum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per visit to a maximum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) per person per year or two thousand dollars ($2,000) per family per year. In Provinces where the Provincial Medical Plan partially covers the fees for the eligible paramedical services, the Company Supplemental Health Plan will cover the difference between the actual fee and the amount covered by the Provincial Medical Plan provided that the applicable provincial legislation permits such coverage.

NOTE: Coverage for Podiatrist/Chiropodist is combined.

In Solidarity,

Your Component Benefits Committee