In addition to our advocacy and community work, CSCJA members can also benefit from the exclusive supplementary health care, financial planning, and home and auto plans below.
CSCJA Supplementary Health Care Insurance Plan
CSCJA members benefit from exclusive and advantageous rates on a supplementary health care insurance plan that is unique in Canada. This program supplements the Public Service plan with benefits such as unlimited home nursing care, travel, hospital and other health care. The Association is the sponsor of the plan, underwritten by Sun Life and administered for the past 30 years by The Prosure Group, A People Corporation. The CSCJA works with Prosure to negotiate and maintain favourable rates for members.
Judges are eligible to join the plan upon appointment to the bench and valid membership within the CSCJA. (Members who cancel their coverage are not eligible to rejoin in future.)
You can join within 90 days of appointment without health evidence. If you join the plan later, you will be required to provide health evidence, unless Sun Life offers an “open window” throughout the year to join.
You can also continue the plan after retirement. You must let The Prosure Group know that you are retiring so that your premium can be collected through preauthorized payment. The RSA Travel Insurance coverage terminates on retirement.
What is covered?
- $100.00 per day, over and above any other benefit, for semi private and private hospital rooms.
- Out of Province Emergency Health Care, of up to $200,000 in addition to PSHCP. This coverage is for trips of 40 days or less.
- Up to $500 every two years, for the cost of eyeglasses or contact lenses.*
- Up to $50.00 every two years for the cost of an eye exam. *
- Up to $1,500 for the cost of hearing aids, every 5 years.*
- Up to $1,000 for the cost of physiotherapy.*
- Charges for the services of a Personal Support Worker/Homemaker for 20 hours per week 24 hours per day for the first 14 days upon release from a hospital. There is a maximum of $25,000 per year with a lifetime maximum of $50,000. *
- Unlimited Private Duty Nursing at home for you and your dependents (as defined in the contract). The Public Service Health Care plan must approve the claim first.
- A two-year extension of coverage for your spouse, at no charge, if you should die while a member of the plan.
*Limits are per family member covered under the plan
These benefits, with the exception of #6, are all supplemental to the PSHCP and all claims must be submitted to policy #55555 before submitting to our plan.
Manulife Travel Insurance (formerly RSA)
- Coverage for up to 120 days from the day you leave the country.
- $5 M in coverage.
- Pre-existing Condition Clause shall apply to those members 70 to 75 years of age.
- This portion of the plan terminates on retirement.
How do I file a claim?
Refer to the Claim Submission Process.
Who can I contact?
Our dedicated account managers are available to assist with questions and support:
The Prosure Group
2255 Sheppard Avenue East
Suite 202, Atria I
Toronto, ON M2J 4Y1
Toll Free: 1.888.556.5559
- Brenda Brown x 5330
- Lesley Grisbrook x 5332
TELUS Health Care Centres Preventive Health Assessment
As a member of the CSCJA, you have access to a numerous health care services at a preferred rate, including the preventive health assessment. The TELUS Health Care Centres Preventive Health Assessment is a head-to-toe assessment that includes an extensive panel of tests and physical examinations to give you a full picture of your health.
During your assessment, you will benefit from unhurried time with your physician, a registered dietitian and a kinesiologist. Together, these clinicians will help you optimize your health and lifestyle, so you can mitigate any risks you may have.
For more information, please see the service costs and service details.
To take advantage of this benefits program, book your appointment online or call TELUS Health Care Centres at 1-800-361-3493 Monday to Friday, between 7:30 am and 6:00 pm ET.
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The Lawyers Financial Investment Program is issued by The Great-West Life Assurance Company or its subsidiaries and administered by Morneau Shepell Ltd. Lawyers Financial products and plans are sponsored by The Canadian Bar Insurance Association (CBIA). Lawyers Financial is a trade mark of CBIA and is used under license by Morneau Shepell Ltd. and The Great-West Life Assurance Company.
Lawyers Financial Home and Auto Program
The Lawyers Financial Home and Auto Program is offered exclusively for legal professionals and includes:
- Exclusive rates*
- Up to 30% in additional savings
- A hassle-free claims experience
- Professional service
Get a quote by calling 1.877.314.6274 or visit the Lawyers Financial Home and Auto Insurance website.
*Savings amounts are not guaranteed and will vary depending upon your underwriting information.
Lawyers Financial Home and Auto Insurance Program (the “Program”) is underwritten by The Personal General Insurance Inc. in Quebec and by The Personal Insurance Company in all other provinces and territories (collectively “The Personal”). Lawyers Financial products and plans are sponsored by The Canadian Bar Insurance Association (“CBIA”). Lawyers Financial is a trade mark of CBIA and is used under license by The Personal and by Hunters International Ltd. Hunters International Ltd. is a licensed insurance broker promoting the Program. Certain conditions, limitations and exclusions may apply.
Judges Counselling Program
The Judges Counselling Program provides federally and provincially appointed active and retired judges, justices of the peace, masters, prothonotaries, and their spouses and eligible children (under 21 years of age, or under 25 years of age and attending accredited school, college or university on a full-time basis, or 20 or 24 years of age who was a dependant child as defined above when they became incapable of engaging in self-sustaining employment by reason of mental or physical impairment, and is primarily dependent upon the member for support and maintenance) with access to short-term counselling and work-life solutions services away from the workplace, where problems can be resolved in an environment of understanding and strict privacy. Confidential help for personal problems is just minutes away.
For more information, please visit the Judges Counselling Program website.