I live in British Columbia and understand that some of our benefits are subject to ‘user fees’. How does this affect my claims with the I.A.T.S.E., Local 667/669 Health & Welfare Benefit Plan?
The I.A.T.S.E., Local 667/669 Benefit Plan must conform to policies established by Revenue Canada and the legislation governing in each Province. In the case of British Columbia, user fees for some paramedical practitioners are in effect. Currently this means, our plan can only pay for the user fee portion of your paramedical expense. For example, if you visit a chiropractor, for the first 12 visits, you can only claim the $10 per visit user fee. Once you have exceeded the first 12 visits, qualifying members can claim the full amount to the maximum as outlined in the schedule of benefits for qualifying paramedical practitioners.