Due to feedback received from covered members and to continue to offer the service and fiscal responsibility ASEBP has become known for, we will be continuing our suspension of assignment of benefits for certain service providers 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.
We would also like to remind covered members to think critically about a service or product purchase before making it. Some vendors at this year’s conventions are selling transcutaneous electrical nerve (TENS) machines and advertising that you can buy one for everyone in your family. While TENS machines are covered by your ASEBP benefits, they are part of a larger rehabilitation equipment benefit category which has a lifetime maximum amount for claims. If you feel that you could benefit from the purchase of a TENS machine, just keep in mind that you only need one for your family and that the cost of this machine will be deducted from this benefit’s lifetime maximum.
If you would like additional helpful reminders about better managing your benefits, check out our ASEBP Dos & Don’ts.
When you're looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it's important to track your intake and make sure the foods you eat provide the energy you need. This month in the For Your Health section we feature an article on eating a balanced diet. There is also a great emotional health article on alcohol consumption. Finally there is a great exercise article on fueling for activity.
Be sure to check out For Your Health each month for new content!
ASEBP is excited to announce the launch of our new drug inquiry tool that allows you to search any prescription drug you are currently taking or that you and your doctor may be considering. The tool will tell you if the drug is covered under your ASEBP Extended Health Care plan and will provide information about the drug’s common uses, along with other information specific to your ASEBP plan.
Simply log into My ASEBP, go to the "Coverage" tab and then click “Drug Inquiry” to start exploring the new tool, available exclusively to ASEBP covered members! You can read more about the tool in this Frequently Asked Questions document.
With flu season upon us, one of the best ways to protect you and your family from getting sick is to get the influenza vaccine, also known as the flu shot.
There are a number of great resources to help you make a decision about if the vaccine is right for you and where you can go to get immunized. Visit the Alberta Health Services website for all the information you need to know about flu season, including Common Questions about Influenza Immunization and a listing of immunization clinics. A number of pharmacies also offer the vaccine, click here for a listing. Finally, you can read more on Alberta Health’s Influenza Immunization Policy 2014-2015.
To help you make a decision on where to get the vaccine, ASEBP has prepared an information sheet on the different types of immunization clinics.
Once you've registered for a My ASEBP account don't forget to download our free mobile app. It allows you to manage your ASEBP benefits anytime, anywhere!
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.