In Case You Missed It: Physio and Hearing Aid Coverage Has Increased

April 21, 2023

In case you didn’t notice it in our last newsletter, your coverage has increased! Following a health plan design review, the Pension and Benefits Board of Directors approved the following benefit changes to the Members’ Health Plan effective January 1, 2023:

  • Physiotherapy coverage has doubled. Members are now covered at 100 percent to a maximum of $1,000 per calendar year per person for physiotherapy. The benefit was previously covered at 80 percent to a maximum of $500 per calendar year.
  • Coverage for hearing aids has more than doubled. Coverage increased from $1,200 to $2,500 every four years. The benefit is covered at 80 percent. 


Where to Find Coverage Information

If you’re looking for information about your coverage under the STF Members’ Health Plan, there are a few different places to look. 

First, you can check out our website for brief descriptions of your benefits. If you’re looking for more detail on the benefits available to you, you can also read the Health Benefits Information booklet or find it on GSC everywhere. 

If you want to know how much coverage you could receive for a specific benefit, you can also contact GSC at 1-888-711-1119.