You are eligible for coverage under the Members’ Health Plan if you have completed 20 full or partial days of teaching service (known as the qualification period) and you meet one of the following requirements:
- You are a teacher employed under a continuous, replacement or temporary contract with a board of education or a conseil scolaire pursuant to The Education Act, 1995.
- You are a member of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and employed as a teacher in an independent school that receives operating funding from the provincial Ministry responsible for PreK-12 education, provided that the teachers in the school are not members of any trade union and are not covered by any other collective bargaining agreement.
To be covered by the Members’ Health Plan, you and your dependants must have coverage under a provincial health plan and have residence status in your home province.
Coverage is extended to members of the Plan during a school board-approved leave of absence, and to members who are receiving disability benefits from the Income Continuance Plan and/or the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Disability Benefits Plan.
Substitute teachers are not eligible for coverage under this Plan.
Each time you sign a new contract of employment, a new Enrolment form must be completed and submitted to the Members’ Health Plan. Your school division must complete a section of the form to verify your employment. You must then complete the remainder of the form and submit it to the Members’ Health Plan. The information on your form will be used to determine if you and your dependants are eligible for benefits and the period of eligibility.
After you have completed the 20-day qualification period, the effective date of coverage will be retroactive to the first paid teaching day of your contract. Please note that a qualification period (completion of 20 full or partial days of teaching service) will be required for each new contract if there has been a break in service of more than 120 days.
Teachers who were formerly employed under a temporary contract and who enter into any other type of contract will become eligible for benefits on the first teaching day of the new contract.