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As an Out-of-Scope employee for the Government of Saskatchewan you may be eligible for several benefits. To help you understand these benefits, information, guides and forms have been organized below.


For more information, please refer to the HR Manual as well as the Out-of-Scope Benefits Information Guide.

To view your current benefits, dependents and beneficiaries, please log onto PSC Client and open your Employee Profile.

To find out more about out-of-scope benefits please see below:

Dental Benefits

The Public Employees Dental Plan is employer funded and covers preventative, basic and routine and denturist work for you and your eligible dependents based on the Maximum Reimbursement Schedule. Eligible dependents includes your spouse, unmarried children under age 21 who work less than 30 hours per week, or under age 26 if they are full-time students, and children who are incapable of supporting themselves because of physical or mental disorder.

To qualify for the dental plan, new employees will serve a six month waiting period.  Once eligible, dental costs incurred in the first six months are eligible for reimbursement.   If an employee works less than 37.5% of full –time hours, they are not eligible for benefits.

To add or remove dependents you must complete the
Public Employees Benefits Agency (PEBA) Benefit Plan Enrolment Form and send to the Human Resource Service Centre (HRSC).  This form is used to designate your dependents for both the Dental Plan and the Extended Health Care Plan.

To submit a claim, (manually or through the dental office) you must complete the Dental Claim Form and the Great West Life Direct Deposit Authorization or submit your expenses on-line via GroupNet.  You can obtain your group number and division number on PSC Client, Employee Profile.
For more detailed information and other forms, please refer to the Public Employees Dental Plan Booklet, PEBA Benefits Booklet or visit the PEBA Website.

Health Benefits

The Public Employees Extended Health Care Plan is employer funded and provides protection for you and your eligible dependent health care needs such as prescription drugs, chiropractic and physiotherapy services.  Eligible dependents includes your spouse, unmarried children under age 21 who work less than 30 hours per week, or under age 26 if they are full-time students, and children who are incapable of supporting themselves because of physical or mental disorder.      

New permanent full-time employees qualify for health benefits immediately upon hire. Employee who work less than fulltime must serve a six month waiting period (less than full time employees must work a minimum of 37.5% of full-time hours to qualify).  This may be waived if the employee was enrolled in a health plan with an eligible employer and there is no break in service.

The employee’s spouse and eligible dependents are covered under the plan.
If you have transferred directly from a participating employer to Executive Government, then your waiting period may be waived.  Any questions regarding the waiver of your waiting period should be directed to the Benefit Services Team, Human Resource Service Centre.

If both spouses are out-of-scope, both spouses are insured.   If your spouse does not work for Executive Government, but has their own plan, both spouses should submit their own claims to their own plan first.  Please refer to the Coordination of Benefits FAQ for more information.

To submit a claim, employees may consider direct deposit to have benefit cheques automatically deposited to your bank account. This can be done through Group Net for Plan Members or the Great-West Life Banking Information Form. You may also complete the PEBA Extended Health Care Plan Employee Claim Form or submit your expenses on-line via GroupNet.

To add or remove a dependent from your health plan, you must complete the PEBA Benefit Plan Enrolment Form and send to the HRSC. This form is used to designate your dependents for both the Dental Plan and the Extended Health Care Plan.

For more detailed information and other forms, please refer to the PEBA Benefits Booklet or visit the PEBA website.

Pension

All employees participate in the Public Employees' Pension Plan (PEPP).

Out-of-Scope members contribute 5 per cent of salary and the employer contributes 7.6 per cent. In correctional facilities the employer contributes 9 per cent.
 
Employees may complete the Voluntary Contributions to PEPP form to make additional or voluntary contributions to PEPP to a maximum of 18% of your gross salary to help build your retirement income. However, these contributions are not matched by the employer.

For more information, please refer to the Voluntary Pension Contributions Guidelines.

For more detailed information and other forms, please refer to the
PEPP Member Booklet or visit the PEBA website.

Group Life Insurance

The Group Life insurance plan provides life insurance coverage to employees, their spouses and dependent children. Once eligible, participation in the plan is mandatory.

Basic life insurance coverage is equal to two times your annual salary. Premiums of the first $25,000 of coverage is paid by the employer and is a taxable benefit.  The remaining premiums are paid by the employee via payroll deduction. Employees also have the option to increase their insurance coverage up to a maximum of $500,000 (basic plus optional). If an employee applies for higher coverage after 31 days of employment, then an Evidence of Insurability – Applicant Form must be completed and submitted to the HRSC for review.

For more detailed information and other forms, please refer to the Public Employees Group Life Insurance Booklet or visit the PEBA website.

Employee or Dependent Death

In the event of an employee or dependent death, please contact the Benefit Services Team at the Human Resource Service Centre.

Disability

The Disability Income Plan provides partial income replacement if the employee is disabled for a prolonged illness or disability as well as supportive rehabilitation services to assist in return to work.

To apply for disability benefits an employees must complete the  Disability Income Plan – Employee’s Statement within 13 weeks of the date of disability.

For more detailed information and other forms, please refer to the Public Employees Disability Income Plan Guide.

Flexible Benefits Program

Out-of-Scope employees are eligible for reimbursement to offset the costs associated with activities that promote physical fitness, strength, mobility and/or balance (fees and/or equipment, including fitness counseling), financial advice or payment of student loans.
 
Employees must complete the Flexible Benefit Enrolment Form to be eligible for the program. A Benefit Claim Form is completed and submitted for reimbursement of eligible expenses under the program.
 
For more information on program eligibility or amounts, please refer to the Flexible Benefits FAQ or the  HR Manual.

Amount of Benefit

Out-of-scope employees are eligible for a flexible benefit in the following amount, per full-time employee, per fiscal year:
2016/2017=$825
2017/2018=$825
2018/2019=$825
This amount will be adjusted annually by the amount of the general wage increase.

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