Employee News – February 24, 2017

Health and Dental Benefits Reimbursement Now Active!

Sorry for the delays, but you will be relieved to know that our provider has finally activated the account information and the cards have arrived at the office so you can provide updated information to your dentist, pharmacist and other health professionals, and get reimbursement for expenses from February 1st forward.

The ManuLife website will now allow you to register for an account with your policy # and certificate #.

https://wwwec7.manulife.com/GBPlanMemberUI/Register.aspx

Once you register, they will mail you an authorization code that activates your account.  This will take 3-5 business days.

The ManuLife website has the claims forms you need to get reimbursed for expenses:

https://www.manulife.ca/support/find-a-form/group-benefits.html

Extended Health Claim Form<https://www.manulife.ca/content/dam/consumer-portal/documents/en/forms/gb/GL3585.pdf>

Print, complete and submit this form to claim the eligible extended health care benefits costs covered under your Manulife Financial Group Benefits plan, which may include:

  • drug and other medical expenses (e.g. medical supplies);
  • equipment and appliances;
  • vision care expenses; and
  • practitioner expenses.

The purpose in making this change was to protect our overall benefits package by finding savings in the health and dental benefits and apply those savings to the increases in Long Term Disability insurance.


Mar 12, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 12, 2017 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

More info:
DST Starts in USA & Canada


Reminder!!!!

Please remember to let our HR team know about any changes to your mailing address and contact information…..  In addition, if any of your tax circumstances have changed please remember to stop by the office and complete a new TD1/TD1BC for the current taxation year.


MANDT System – Building Healthy Relationships

The Mandt System® program presents an education and training system of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating and supporting people, using a combination of interpersonal communication skills and physical interaction techniques designed to reduce injury to all the participants in an encounter.

We are pleased to offer Mandt Training to our staff.  Please speak with your program manager to be referred to attend one of the upcoming sessions.

Option A:    10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Two Day Mandt Training

  •  In-depth training over two 6 hour classes
  • No physical skill training

Option B:   10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Three Day Mandt Training

  • In-depth training over three 6 hour classes
  • Includes physical skill training

Upcoming Sessions

  • March 28th, 29th & April 4th, 2017
  • June 22nd and 23rd, 2017

SSCL Employee Group on Facebook  Facebook

We’ve created an Employee Facebook Group!

If you’re on Facebook, please look us up and ‘Join’ the group;

SSCL Employee Group

Click Here and login to your own Facebook, click ‘Join’

Please also feel free to ‘suggest’ or ‘share’ this group with other Spectrum colleagues you’re already friends with!

This forum will be to share announcements, updates, newsletters, training, stories, celebrations and other important news with staff and colleagues.
We invite all staff to participate by appropriately sharing any community events, stories or photos from your time spent with people you’re supporting.

We look forward to your participation!


We are hiring!

Are you already hired by Spectrum? If you’re working relief and looking for full or part-time opportunities, take a look at our Job Postings here!

Spread the word! If you’re enjoying your work and the people you’re meeting….tell your friends!

Have them send in their resume to personnel@spectrumsociety.org

 Guess what!?  We have a referral program!

If you have a friend, family member or meet someone in the community that is interested in joining the team and you refer them to Spectrum, you could be eligible for a referral bonus!
If the person referred is hired and maintains at least 9 months of consistent employment with Spectrum,  we will award a $50 Referral Bonus (Pre-loaded Visa card).
*if you’d like more info on the program, please email personnel@spectrumsociety.org

Our way of saying thank you for bringing us quality applicants/employees!


Looking for Members for Health & Safety Committee

The Health and Safety Committee is accepting nominations for those who would like to join the committee.

If you or someone you know would like to be nominated, please notify Naomi or Rachel in Human Resources at personnel@spectrumsociety.org.

According to WorkSafe BC, there should be no fewer than four regular members. If nominations are insufficient, the team will appoint employees to become members.

Below are some responsibilities of an H&S Committee member:

– Meet once per month
– Improve safety within the organization
– Educate about safety within the organization
– Review safety issues
– Provide feedback on safety issues
– Represent employees within safety related issues
– Review of incidents (WorkSafe claims)
– Review Unsafe Working Conditions reports
– Provide awareness to people regarding safety issues

Health and Safety members review Work Safe claims within Spectrum. One of the main goals of the H&S Committee is to prevent injuries and accidents from re-occurring.