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Homewood Health and Kids Help Phone Partner to Offer Additional Support

Back-to-school previously signaled a time of renewal and change, exciting most students and families as they prepared for the new school year. In 2020, that excitement has been coupled with anxiety and in some instances fear for parents, kids, teachers and others who work in and around schools. Although physical distancing and wearing face masks […]

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A Message to Employees from the David Braley Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU! The David Braley Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre has reopened for in-person care. Increased health & safety measures have been put in place to help ensure you receive the care you need for your injuries. All clinic visits are by appointment only, and pre-screening will be done prior to your visit […]

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Sun Life Virtual Paramedical Services

Important Information for McMaster Employees About Virtual Paramedical Services As part of McMaster University’s benefit plans, eligible employees and their dependents are covered, subject to plan maximums, for virtual paramedical services. Read more in the new resource called Sun Life: Extending Coverage for Virtual Services that is linked to applicable Benefits sections on eligible employee […]

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Emergency Out-of-Country Coverage and COVID-19

Important Information for McMaster Employees About Emergency Out-of-Country Coverage and COVID-19 As part of McMaster University’s benefit plans, eligible employees and their dependents are covered, subject to plan maximums, for emergency out-of-country expenses as described in the Travel Benefit and Medi-Passport. The Emergency Out-of-Country Coverage plan will cover you while you are travelling should you or […]

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McMaster expands mental health benefits for faculty and staff

picture of Gillian Gibbons and Rachael Byrne

published on the McMaster Daily News on October 3, 2019 by Joanna Zuk There is no health without mental health. That’s the key message from McMaster’s occupational health nurses Rachael Byrne and Gillian Gibbons (pictured above). The two facilitate mental health first aid courses for university faculty and staff, present departmental mental health awareness training […]

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2019 Reminder to Review Benefits Eligibility for Overage Student Dependents

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It’s time to update eligibility records for over-age student dependents, who are, or will shortly be, over the age of 21. In accordance with the McMaster Extended Health Care and Dental Plans, coverage automatically ceases on your dependent’s 21st birthday unless you notify Human Resources of their full-time student status. HR requires this confirmation on […]

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Changes to OHIP+

Changes to OHIP+ – April 2019 In January 2018, the Government of Ontario launched OHIP+, a provincial drug program that covers 100% of the cost of most common prescription drugs for Ontarians under 25. Effective April 1, 2019, Ontario children and youth with private drug plans or health-care spending accounts will no longer be eligible […]

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