Pre-payment of your WIP Contributions

(This applies to Air Canada Mainline only)

As a result of additional mitigation offerings, Members who wish to participate in the Continuation of Coverage During Absence From Work that exceeds sixteen (16) or more calendar days must pre-pay within 45 days from the commencement of  ANY Leave of Absence as follows:

Prepayments are to ensure your WIP coverage is in place once you RETURN to active work following any leave of absence. WIP Benefits are NOT payable while you are on the leave.

ACTIVE WORK, ACTIVELY AT WORK means the performance of the regular duties of your own occupation in accordance with the regular work schedule.

It does not include periods during which you are undergoing training mandated by the Ministry of Transport or the employer, or while on vacation, IMMS, or any other non-pre-paid form of leave.

Layoff
Your coverage may be continued for a  maximum duration of up to six (6) months. Should you become disabled during the six-month period, you WILL NOT be eligible for benefit consideration unless you are recalled from layoff status.

Leave of absence granted Personal
Personal, educational, maternity, childcare, bereavement, or jury duty) other than inability to meet medical standards (IMMS), your coverage may be continued for a maximum duration of up to 24 months.

If you have elected to keep your coverage in force and you become totally disabled during the 24-month period, the elimination period will commence on the date you are scheduled to return to work.

1. Any member who is in receipt of Short Term WIP or Long Term WIP does not have to prepay.

2. Any member who is in receipt of Workers compensation does not have to prepay.

Your Cost
Please click HERE to view the attached generic calculation of prepayments.
Contact Centre and Payment Options
Manion’s contact centre number is 1-866-532-8999
– press 1 for Plan Members.
– press 5 for Coverage and Eligibility, you will then be connected to an agent.

If you have additional questions, please contact the undersigned.

If you have additional questions, please email Stephen Morash at s.morash@accomponent.ca.

On Behalf of The Board of Trust,

Stephen Morash
Administrative Consultant

NOTE:  All Policy Booklet information can be accessed on the Air Canada Component of CUPE web site www.accomponent.ca.

Manion, Wilkins & Associates
Plan Administration
626-21 Four Seasons Place
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9B 0A6

Switchboard: 416-234-5044
Toll Free Line:  1-800-663-7849
Fax: 416-234-0127
Contact Centre: 1-866-532-8999

WIP – Top Up Reminder – Reduced Block Program 2021

(This applies to Air Canada Mainline only)

As a result of additional mitigation offerings, the Reduced Block Program (RBP) will continue to be offered to members who wish to Top-Up their earnings in the event that they are unable to return to full duties at the end of the RBP due to an unforeseen disability. The Request and Payment must be completed within 45 days of the commencement of the Reduced Block Program.

Members participating in the Reduced Block Program have the option to top-up their WIP insurable earnings at a flat rate of 35 hours per month. The Top Up is only applicable in the event that you become totally disabled from doing your job at the TERMINATION of the RBP. No Top-up applies during the RBP. If you continue to be disabled after the termination of your RBP, top-up would then take effect and your earnings would be calculated using the additional 35-hour top up.

EXAMPLE – 1
Using the February block month as the commencement of the RBP and May block month as the termination of the RBP, earnings are based on the average of your previous 3 months Earnings as reported by the Employer.  NOTE, the block month in which you book off is not part of the calculation.

Therefore, if you Book Off in the April block Month, your average 3 month earnings will be  based on the January block month, 75 hours, February block month, 40 hours, and  March block month, 40 hours. If you if continue to remain disabled into the June block month, your 35-hour top up hours will be added to your monthly WIP benefit.

EXAMPLE – 2
Using the February block month as the commencement of the RBP and May block month as the termination of your RBP, earnings are based on the average of your previous 3 months Earnings as reported by the Employer. NOTE, the block month in which you book off is not part of the calculation.

Therefore, if you Book Off in the June block Month, your average 3 months earnings will be based on the March block month, 40 hours, April block month, 40 hours and May block month, 40 hours flying pay plus your 35 hours of top up.

Payment Calculation
The 35-hour top up is based on your hourly rate x 2.30%, members contribution plus the Employer’s cost of 1.07% as well as applicable taxes.

Please NOTE – January Earnings are not available until Mid-February; therefore, you may not receive the RBP cost until closer to the end of the month of February 2021. As long as your request has been requested within the 45 days, your submission will be honored.

Contact Centre and Payment Options 
Manion’s contact centre number is 1-866-532-8999
– press 1 for Plan Members.
– press 5 for Coverage and Eligibility, you will then be connected to an agent.

If you have additional questions, please contact the undersigned.

On Behalf of The Board of Trust,

Stephen Morash
Administrative Consultant

NOTE:  All Policy Booklet information can be accessed on the Air Canada Component of CUPE web site www.accomponent.ca.

Manion, Wilkins & Associates
Plan Administration
626-21 Four Seasons Place
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9B 0A6

Switchboard: 416-234-5044
Toll Free Line:  1-800-663-7849
Fax: 416-234-0127
Contact Centre: 1-866-532-8999

WIP – Top Up Reminder – Reduced Block Program 2020

The Reduced Block Program will continue to be offered to members who wish to Top-Up their earnings in the event that they are unable to return to full duties at the end of the RBP due to an unforeseen disability. The Request and Payment must be completed within 45 days of the commencement of the Reduced Block Program.

Members participating in the Reduced Block Program have the option to top-up their WIP insurable earnings at a flat rate of 35 hours per month. The Top-Up is only applied in the event that you become disabled at the conclusion of the RBP. NOTE: No Top-Up applies during the RBP, it only comes into play at the conclusion of your RBP, and if you continue to be disabled, your top-up would then take effect and your earnings would be calculated using the following example:

Book Off – March 2020 – earnings based on Dec 2019/Jan 2020/Feb 2020 flying pay.
Dec flying hours – 38
Jan flying hours – 36
Feb flying hours – 34

For the three months, December, January and February, your 3 month average flying hours would be equal to 36 hours. You would be paid 36 hours through to the termination of your RBP in 2020 as long as you continue to meet the definition of totally disabled from your own occupation as a Flight Attendant. If you remain disabled and continue to qualify for benefits beyond the termination of the RBP, and if you opted to top-up, based on the calculation below, your disability payments would go from 36 hours to 71 hours per month.

The top up for the RBP is 35 hours, and is based on your hourly rate x 2.30% plus the Employer’s cost of 1.07% as well as applicable taxes.

Please contact Manion to make prepayment arrangements. NOTE:  this is only for Air Canada MAINLINE members.

Please communicate with Manion’s contact centre for RBP rates. This must be done within 45 days of the commencement of the RBP.

Contact Centre
1-866-532-8999 is the contact centre number.
press 1 for Plan Members.
press 5 for Coverage and Eligibility, you will then be connected to an agent.

If you have additional questions, please contact the undersigned.

On Behalf of The Board of Trust,

Stephen Morash
Administrative Consultant

NOTE:  All Policy Booklet information can be accessed on the Air Canada Component of CUPE web site www.accomponent.ca or on the mobile App.

Manion, Wilkins & Associates
Plan Administration
626-21 Four Seasons Place
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9B 0A6

Switchboard: 416-234-5044
Toll Free Line:  1-800-663-7849
Fax: 416-234-0127
Contact Centre: 1-866-532-8999

WIP – Top Up Reminder – Reduced Block Program 2020

(This applies to Air Canada Mainline only)

As a result of the mitigation process, The Reduced Block Program will continue to be offered to members who wish to Top-Up their earnings in the event that they are unable to return to full duties at the end of the RBP due to an unforeseen disability. The Request and Payment must be completed within 45 days of the commencement of the Reduced Block Program.

Members participating in the Reduced Block Program have the option to top-up their WIP insurable earnings at a flat rate of 35 hours per month. The Top-Up is only applied in the event that you become disabled at the conclusion of the RBP. NOTE: No Top-Up applies during the RBP, it only comes into play at the conclusion of your RBP, and if you continue to be disabled, your top-up would then take effect and your earnings would be calculated using the following example:

Book Off – March 2020 – earnings based on Dec 2019/Jan 2020/Feb 2020 flying pay.
Dec flying hours – 38
Jan flying hours – 36
Feb flying hours – 34

For the three months, December, January and February, your 3 month average flying hours would be equal to 36 hours. You would be paid 36 hours through to the termination of your RBP in 2020 as long as you continue to meet the definition of totally disabled from your own occupation as a Flight Attendant. If you remain disabled and continue to qualify for benefits beyond the termination of the RBP, and if you opted to top-up, based on the calculation below, your disability payments would go from 36 hours to 71 hours per month.

The top up for the RBP is 35 hours, and is based on your hourly rate x 2.30% plus the Employer’s cost of 1.07% as well as applicable taxes.

Please contact Manion to make prepayment arrangements. NOTE:  this is only for Air Canada MAINLINE members.

Please communicate with Manion’s contact centre for RBP rates. This must be done within 45 days of the commencement of the RBP.

Contact Centre
1-866-532-8999 is the contact centre number.
press 1 for Plan Members.
press 5 for Coverage and Eligibility, you will then be connected to an agent.

If you have additional questions, please contact the undersigned.

On Behalf of The Board of Trust,

Stephen Morash
Administrative Consultant

NOTE:  All Policy Booklet information can be accessed on the Air Canada Component of CUPE web site www.accomponent.ca or on the mobile App.

Manion, Wilkins & Associates
Plan Administration
626-21 Four Seasons Place
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9B 0A6

Switchboard: 416-234-5044
Toll Free Line:  1-800-663-7849
Fax: 416-234-0127
Contact Centre: 1-866-532-8999

Pre-Payment of Your WIP Contributions 

(This applies to Air Canada Mainline only)

We have received many questions that surround the pre-payment of your WIP contributions and when you can expect to be notified of the cost.

We have been overwhelmed with requests, however all members who submitted a request and have received confirmation from Manion will be honored should we go beyond the June 18, 2020 payment timeline. If you have not received your calculations by Friday, June 12th, please contact Stephen Morash at s.morash@accomponent.ca.

Please ensure to check your junk folder as some emails have been redirected there.

One you receive your final cost, the email will outline the payment options.  NOTE: online banking can be done in minutes and is likely the best option for making the payment on time.

If you have additional questions, please email s.morash@accomponent.ca.

On Behalf of The Board of Trust,

Stephen Morash
Administrative Consultant

NOTE:  All Policy Booklet information can be accessed on the Air Canada Component of CUPE web site www.accomponent.ca or on the mobile App.

Manion, Wilkins & Associates
Plan Administration
626-21 Four Seasons Place
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9B 0A6

Switchboard: 416-234-5044
Toll Free Line:  1-800-663-7849
Fax: 416-234-0127
Contact Centre: 1-866-532-8999