Whenever there is a change in salary, name change, address, or change in beneficiary, a CHANGE FORM (should be sent to FBP Administrator, in order to ensure that the employee is receiving proper entitled coverage.
*Note: please ensure all changes to new dependents (recently married or birth of child) are received by Manulife no later than 30 days after event or they will be considered late applicants.
*Note: with this form you have the option of remaining on the Benefit plan during your leave if you choose to continue to pay your premiums. Or you have the option of ‘suspending or freezing’ your benefits while away. If you choose the latter option, they will be reinstated to you once you return to work and begin paying premiums again.
Maternity, parental and adoption leave options:
Two options are available to participants entitled to maternity, parental or adoption leave:
It is understood that the continuation of coverage during an authorized absence is subject to uninterrupted payment of group insurance premiums. The plan administrator is responsible for forwarding premium payments to Manulife. The plan administrator must make the necessary arrangements to obtain payment covering the period of the leave prior to the participant’s departure.
Please note that if the participant does not return to work following the leave, you must cancel their group insurance benefits. We invite you to consult the Departure of a participant section of this guide for additional information.
For the purposes of refunding premiums, any elimination period due to a disability suffered during the leave will be calculated from the start date of the disability. Disability benefits will be paid from the later of the following dates: the expected date of return to work or the end of the elimination period.
Please notify the National Office with the date of the participants final day of employment (they will send in the necessary forms to Manulife)
Please notify the National Office of the date the participant returns to work.
Please notify the National Office of the participant’s new income and the effective date of this new income. In the case of hourly salaries, please indicate the number of working hours per week.