Information for All Groups

November 16, 2022
LTD Premium Rate Changes
Some employees will see a change to their LTD premium rate effective November 6, 2022. For more details, please review your union Benefits Rate Sheet.

The EPA LTD Advisory Committee has recommended a 4% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) effective January 1, 2022.

The EFFU LTD Advisory Committee has recommended a 4% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) effective January 1, 2022, along with a premium refund of 2021 contributions paid by employees into the Plan.
These changes arise from the 2022 LTD Advisory Committee recommendations.

October 24, 2022
The City of Edmonton’s Group Life and Optional Life insurance benefits transitioned to Alberta Blue Cross/Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada (Blue Cross) effective July 1, 2021. Your beneficiary designation(s) in effect immediately prior to July 1, 2021 under the group insurance policy issued by your previous Group Life/Optional Life carrier, have been carried forward under the Alberta Blue Cross policy.
We recommend you review your existing beneficiary designation(s) to ensure it reflects your current intentions. If you would like to change your beneficiary designation(s), please contact the Employee Service Centre.

September 15, 2022
Employees with dependent children 18 or over need to notify the Employee Service Centre if they are no longer eligible to remain as dependents under your benefits. A response is required by September 30th, 2022. Benefit coverage for your dependents can continue if either of the following criteria is applicable:

  • Unmarried dependents between the ages of 18 and 20 inclusive, who are chiefly dependent on you for support
  • Unmarried dependents between the ages of 21 and 24 inclusive, who are attending post-secondary school full-time 2022-2023 (minimum of three courses per semester)

Please reply to
For additional information, please call Inside Information at 780-944-4311, select option 2 (Employee Service Centre), then option 3 (Benefits team).

NEW for all benefits plans in 2022:  Pre-authorization must be obtained for dental treatment or services expected to exceed $800.