In the 2013-2015 collective agreement settled in October 2015 , the following two benefit improvements were achieved:
Prescription glasses increased to $750;
Dental implants increased to 75% coverage.
Additionally, the CUPE Retirees’ Association has been working with the parties to protect the current benefit for out-of-town medical appointments. Green Shield had denied the claim which it had been accepting for years, and planned to restrict the use of personal vehicles for such appointments, which had a profound impact on rural retirees. CUPE has now agreed that personal vehicles may be used when no public transportation is available.
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