Frequently Asked Questions -Agreement Implementation – April 11, 2016
Who is eligible for the signing bonus?
If you were an ASPA member as of February 4, 2016 you would be eligible to receive the bonus. This includes those members on LTD or an approved leave of absence such as maternity, parental, adoption, education, medical, and personal.
Does everyone receive the full $2200?
No, the amount one would receive is based on their full time equivalent (FTE). For example, if I am a 0.5 FTE I would receive $1100.
When will we be paid the signing bonus?
The employer has committed to paying this within sixty (60) days of the ratification of the new agreement. At the latest this should appear on people’s pay stubs in May.
When will we see the additional $200 allocation go into our Flexible Spending Program (FSP)?
The employer has committed to paying this within sixty (60) days of the ratification of the new agreement. At the latest this should appear in people’s accounts by the end of May.
How will this allocation of $200 additional dollars to the FSP be split between the Personal Spending Account (PSA) and Health Spending Account (HSA)?
The monies should be allocated based on the preferences you noted for these accounts in December of 2015.
When will I receive my new drug card?
The employer has not provided us a date yet when this will occur. ASPA will update the members as we become aware of this.
Do I have to use my drug card when I get it?
No, you can still pay for the prescription and get reimbursed but there will still be a mandatory generic substitution.
What happens if I can’t use the generic version of my prescription will I still be covered?
Sun Life has a form that you can have your physician fill out. Please contact them directly to obtain this form. Your doctor will have to provide reasons why you are not able to take the generic form.
Do I still have access to the Housing Assistance Program?
As of February 4, 2016 the Program was no longer accepting applications.