Eligibility

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Health Care Plan


All full-time or part-time NAV CANADA employees living in Canada with provincial health coverage can join the Health Care Plan. Enrolment is not automatic, you must request coverage within 90 days of becoming eligible, otherwise a three month waiting period applies.

Coverage under the Health Care Plan includes the following:
  • Health Practitioner
  • Health Spending Account
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hospital and Ambulance
  • Medical Supplies and Services
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Travel
  • Vision Care 

If you are appointed for an indeterminate period you are eligible the date you are appointed: 

​Date of appointment ​June 7, 2014
​Eligible to join ​June 7, 2014
​If your application and proof of eligibility documents are received... Coverage begins...​
​July 7, 2014 ​August 1, 2014
​October 13, 2014 February 1, 2015​
 
If you are appointed for a term of more than 6 months you are eligible the date you are appointed:
Term period ​June 7, 2014 to November 7, 2015
​Eligible to join ​June 7, 2014
​If your application and proof of eligibility documents are received... Coverage begins...​
​July 7, 2014 ​August 1, 2014
​October 13, 2014 February 1, 2015​
 
If you are appointed for a term of 6 months or less, and then appointed to another term of less than six months you are eligible the day after you complete six months of continuous employment:
First term period ​June 7, 2014 to November 7, 2014
​Second term period ​November 8, 2014 to April 7, 2015
​Eligible to join December 7, 2014
​If your application and proof of eligibility documents are received... Coverage begins...​
January 7, 2015 February 1, 2015
​March 13, 2015 Not eligible, unless appointed to another term
 
If you are appointed for a term of 6 months or less, and then appointed to another term of six months or more you are eligible the date your new appointment begins:
First term period ​June 7, 2014 to November 7, 2014
​Second term period November 8, 2014 ​to November 8, 2015
​Eligible to join November 8, 2014
​If your application and proof of eligibility documents are received... Coverage begins...​
December 15, 2014 January 1, 2015
​March 13, 2015 July 1, 2015
 
Family Coverage

If you have enrolled in family coverage in the Health Care Plan to cover your spouse and children, their coverage begins when your coverage begins if the applicable supporting documents have been provided and approved.

If you are enrolled in single coverage and you get married, or change to common-law status with your spouse, or a child is added to your family, you can apply to change to family Health Care Plan coverage with the applicable supporting documents:

  • within 90 days of the date of the change, coverage takes effect on the date of the change, or
  • more than 90 days later, coverage takes effect on the first day of the fourth month after the application is received.
Published on February 01, 2016