Professionals

The group insurance plan for professionals is covered by SSQ Financial Group. Plan-specific information is located on the Member Access Page of SSQ’s website. Plan members can follow the prompts to sign in and view their plan details and individual health insurance information.

Below is some specific information concerning the current group insurance plan available to professional employees:

Policy and Contract Numbers – Professionals

Employer Number: 9999
Group Number – Health and Dental Insurance: J5190

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Frequently Asked Questions

When am I eligible for benefits coverage?

All permanent professional employees are eligible for immediate benefits coverage. In most cases, temporary Professionals who have been hired for a full-time contract of more than six months are also eligible for benefits coverage. Occasional and short-term contract Professionals are not eligible for group insurance coverage.

Do I have to be covered by this insurance plan?

Participation in the basic health insurance plan is mandatory for all eligible professionals. However, a professional employee may, by giving prior written notice to the College, request to be exempted from participation to basic health and dental insurance plan, provided that he or she can submit proof of similar coverage under a different group insurance plan.

Once I am covered, can I opt out of a portion of my benefits?

Based on La Fédération du personnel professionnel des colleges’ (FPPC’s) current agreement with SSQ, eligible professionals may choose between three different health insurance plan options, each of which offers a different level of coverage; dental and life insurance is also optional for all professional employees. Basic health insurance and long-term disability are compulsory coverage.

Will a leave affect my insurance coverage?

Professional employees who continue to pay their insurance premiums will experience no interruption in coverage as a result of an approved leave.

What if I am going on leave?

Professional employees with questions about sick leave, maternity, paternity, and other related leaves should contact the Benefits office, local 1373.

Professional employees’ questions about leaves of absences, voluntary workload reductions, sabbaticals and other time away from work should contact the Human Resources Administration Technician (non-teaching employees), local 1380.

What if I am retiring?

Retiring Professionals’ health insurance questions can be answered by the retirement specialists at SSQ, who administer this aspect of FPPC’s Professional employee health insurance plan. They can be reached at the following phone number: 514 223 2501.

Questions about pensions and other related retirement policies for all cégep employees should be directed to Retraite Québec (former CARRA La Commission Administrative des Regimes de Retraites et d’Assurances) at 1 800 463 5533 or their website: www.retraitequebec.gouv.qc.ca.

 

Further Questions

Further questions can be answered by SSQ. Representatives from SSQ can be reached at the following telephone numbers:

Customer Service: 1 888 651 8181
Medical Inquiries: 1 888 400 0023
Dental Inquiries: 1 877 318 9052
Note

Coverage details and other policies are available online at SSQ Financial Group‘s website (follow the prompts to sign in via the Member Access Page).



Last Modified: January 9, 2019