New Employees

You are eligible to receive coverage under the Healthcare and Dental Plans the first day of the month following your date of hire if you are a full-time or part-time, temporary or term employee. You must complete an Enrolment Form with your employer within 60 days of your effective date of coverage.

For example, if you start work on June 21, your coverage would start on July 1.

Participation in the Healthcare and Dental Plans is a condition of employment. If you have coverage under another group health and/or dental plan, you may waive enrolment in the applicable HEB Manitoba Plan(s). You must either enrol or decide to waive coverage in the Plan(s) by completing an Enrolment Form and submitting it to your employer within 60 days of your effective date of coverage.

If you are a student, but employed full-time or part-time, temporary or term, you may provide your employer with confirmation that you have coverage under an alternate group plan (i.e., your parent’s plan, or a student health plan).

If you fail to submit an Enrolment Form, or do not provide your employer with confirmation that you have coverage under another group plan within 60 days, you will be automatically enrolled (“forced-on”), and premiums will be deducted for single coverage. In this case, you will not be permitted to waive coverage due to coverage under another plan that existed at the time of your enrolment, but will be able to coordinate benefits.

You must enrol according to your true family status. If you fail to complete an Enrolment Form indicating that you have eligible family members, you will be automatically enrolled and premiums will be deducted for single coverage. If forms are not submitted within 60 days of your effective date of coverage, any family members that were eligible at the time of your enrolment will be considered a late declaration and will be subject to a one-year waiting period.

If you are a casual employee whose employment status changes to full-time, part-time, temporary or term, you must join the Plan on the first day of the month following the date you become eligible to participate.

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Disclaimer - This website provides a basic overview of the Healthcare Employees' Pension Plan (HEPP) and the Healthcare Employees' Benefits Plan (HEBP) (collectively the HEB Manitoba Pension and Benefit Plans). Not all employers participate in all Plans. Please check your eligibility for benefits with your employer.

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