Semi-annually, you will receive a statement from the Pension Plan showing the activity of your account. You can also visit the Home Care Employee Benefits Plans website at www.mbhomecarebenefits.ca or contact Ellement Consulting Group at 1.844.521.1716 or email at email@example.com.
If you are unable to work due to a disability, leave of absence or layoff but not terminated, all your contributions will stop until your return to work.
The value of both the employer and employee contributions made into the Pension Plan is immediately vested and locked in. You will be provided with options regarding your account balance with the Pension Plan.
You can withdraw your non locked-in voluntary contribution at any time. Note that there may be applicable fees associated with the withdrawal of non locked-in voluntary contributions. Unless a withdrawal is required by law, your required employer and employee contributions and any other voluntary locked-in contributions made to the plan will remain in the plan until your employment terminates, you die, retire or the plan terminates.
There are certain situations where you may be able to receive your locked-in benefit as a lump sum cash payment. These situations are the following:
If a medical physician licensed to practice in the province where you reside certifies that your life expectancy is likely to be shortened to less than two years due to a terminal illness or disability, you may be eligible to receive your pension as a lump sum cash payment or the funds may be transferred to a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP).
You cannot use your pension benefits as collateral for a loan.
If you are going through a marriage or relationship breakdown, your benefit may be assigned and/or reduced under pension legislation. Please contact a lawyer about the laws concerning this situation. You may also want to contact the Plan Administrator to discuss additional paperwork that may be required to deal with the marriage or relationship breakdown.
If you wish to draw out your pension, you must terminate/retire from your employer to have access to your pension benefits.
If you are single, you can name anyone as your beneficiary. If you have a spouse/common-law partner who has not signed the spousal waiver form then your spouse/common-law partner must be your beneficiary.
Spouse refers to the person who is married to the Plan member or former Plan member.
Common-law partner refers to:
No, the Vision Care benefit is only for the employee. Your dependents are not eligible for coverage.
For the Dental Plan, there is a fee of $25 per person/family per calendar year that is deducted from your first dental claim reimbursement in the calendar year.
Coverage for Orthodontic Services is available for eligible dependent children who are between the ages of 6 to 18 years old. Coverage is 50% up to a maximum benefit of $1,100 for each completed course of treatment.
For Weekly Sick Leave, Dental and Vision, the Plan Number is 51504 and your RHA# and ID # is your employee number.