It’s that time of year again! ASEBP is pleased to be heading back to the various teachers’ conventions held around the province over the next two months. We know conventions are busy for everyone, so we would like to let you know about a few things ahead of time.
ASEBP offers covered members the opportunity to assign their benefit reimbursements over to their service providers. This is convenient for covered members as it allows you to authorize ASEBP to pay your service provider on your behalf.
Due to feedback received from concerned covered members regarding past conventions and the benefit services they received from some service providers, we have decided to suspend assignment of benefits during this year’s teachers’ conventions. If you choose to purchase an item at a convention that is covered by your ASEBP Extended Health Care (EHC) benefits, you will need to pay the service provider, obtain a receipt and submit a claim for reimbursement using the EHC claim form found here. Claims are typically paid within seven days of receipt of the claim at ASEBP.
Serving our covered members really is what we’re all about, so we take joy in the moments when we get to meet you in person, rather than just talking over the phone or via email. So, don’t forget to stop by our booth at your convention and check out the great resources we’ll be bringing with us this year. In advance of the conventions, please check out some helpful reminders we’ve put together to assist you in better managing your ASEBP benefits.
Thinking about retiring soon? We’ll also be offering early retiree information sessions at a number of this year’s conventions. Check out our schedule here to see if we’ll be offering one at a convention near you!
In honour of this month, the For Your Health section features nutrition focused information for all areas of your health. You'll find an emotional health article on eating healthy during stressful times, a tip sheet that explains more about Nutrition Month, and an article that describes ways that exercise can aid in digestive health.
Be sure to check out For Your Health each month for new content!
It’s been over a year since we re-launched My ASEBP and introduced our mobile app and we’re thrilled at how well both services have been received by our covered members.
We initiated both of these projects as a way to enhance our service offerings and to ensure the ASEBP benefit plan was accessible to all members where and when they needed it. And, with the strong uptake of these services, it’s clear that we are continuing to offer useful tools and resources to our covered members.
Since launching the enhanced My ASEBP which provides covered members with more self-serve features, registration has reached over 31,000 members! So far, the most popular feature of My ASEBP has been the Health Spending Account (HSA) section, which allows covered members to view, submit and edit their HSA expenses.
The mobile app has also seen great success. To date, ASEBP’s mobile app has been downloaded by more than 5,600 of our covered members.
As we reflect on the milestones we’ve reached since launch, we can’t help but have a positive outlook for both services for the future. As we gain more insight into how each one is used, we’ll be able to evolve them as the needs of our covered members evolve.
Don’t have a My ASEBP account? Find out how it can help you better manage your ASEBP benefits by registering for an account today! You can also download our free mobile app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play.
Check out our new Prescription Benefits section (Rx Benefits button). It's your “go to” resource for insights about prescription drug benefits and what we’re doing, together, to help keep the ASEBP plan affordable for everyone.
For a wealth of Canadian health resources, visit our new and improved Apple-a-Day site!
Find out how the ASEBP plan supports your health in our new Prescription Benefits section.
Visit our For Your Health section each month. It features tip sheets on emotional health, exercise, nutrition and superfoods.