In September of 2012, and again in January of 2015, VTF members voted at a VTF General Meeting to keep our existing extended health benefits through Pacific Blue Cross, rather than to accept the provincial benefits package.
At a VTF General Meeting on January 14th, VTF members voted on a process of reexamination of the Extended Health Benefits Plan for the life of our current Collective Agreement (2013-2019). To that end, the following motion passed at that meeting:
THAT as long as the VTF retains the current EHP plan:
i. By April 01 of each year of the 2013-2019 collective agreement, the VTF EC will meet to review the provincial extended health care plan.
ii. The VTF EC will make a report regarding the provincial extended health care plan to a VTF General Meeting before June 30 for each year forward, until the end of the 2013-2019 agreement.
iii. Any subsequent membership vote to join the provincial extended health care plan will be by secret ballot.
Below is a summary of some of the more commonly used benefits in that plan. For specific plan details, please contact Pacific Blue Cross.