Our benefits plan will be changing on November 1st. If this is news to you, I am glad you are reading this now. Ask people you work with if they know about the upcoming change.
The world of insurance is a very picky one. They have very particular rules. When everything is in place, it all works very well. Ask someone who has missed an insurance deadline though how bad it can get if you don't make changes in that all important window. This is a time when you really will want to make sure you are receiving all of our communications.
We will be communicating with members using our usual channels. We will be passing on information to Branch Presidents and local leaders. We will be emailing. You will be receiving information through Canada Post. It is still possible though that some people won't know they have some 'homework' to do.
Please call our District office if you haven't been receiving our D17 Communications emails. You can call even if you think you have been getting them but aren't quite sure.
We will be holding an information meeting, hopefully on October 19th at Liberty North in Barrie. If you have ANY questions about the upcoming changes, make sure you can attend. Being properly informed will be a great way to start!
The view from my desk, as Teacher Bargaining Unit President for D17 Simcoe