Health & Welfare

DENTAL AND HEARING AIDS

Local 213 Electrical Workers’ Welfare Plan processes your Dental/Hearing Aid Claims (not Pacific Blue Cross). Identity cards are not issued.

A friendly reminder the deadline to submit 2021 dental, optical and hearing aid claims is March 31, 2022. 

Coverage Comparison

The annual dental/hearing aid allowances are summarized in the table below:

Benefit

Plan A

Plan B

Plan C

Dental/Hearing Aids

$2,500 dental/hearing aids (per family per year)**

Not Applicable (Not Covered)

$1,500/family combined per calendar year (with optical)

 


Dental Claim Requirements

Payment will be made on presentation of the following:

  • An ORIGINAL PAID RECEIPT and
  • An ORIGINAL STANDARD DENTAL CLAIM FORM which shows
    • the date of service,
    • amount of payment
    • name of member (or dependent)
    • If there is another plan involved with a claim (i.e. spouse’s plan), members must provide copies of this coverage along with the above originals.

Payment for dental can be made directly to your dentist.  Your dentist must call the Welfare Plan office to have this arrangement set up.

Notes:

  • Unnecessary or cosmetic dentistry, including bleaching and veneers, are not covered by this Plan except with the consent of the Plan Trustees.
  • Any dental expenses resulting from an accidental injury are covered under your extended heath plan, please check your Pacific Blue Cross brochure for details.

Please be advised that the Plan Trustees have the ability to pro-rate coverage. 

**Members with less than four (4) months of coverage in the calendar year will be pro-rated to 1/12 of the dental limit for each month of coverage.

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Hearing Aids Claim Requirements

Payment will be made on presentation of the following:

  • An ORIGINAL ITEMIZED PAID RECEIPT indicating
    • who the hearing aid was purchased for and
    • the method of payment.

Note: Hearing aids for dependent children under twenty-one years of age are covered under your extended health plan, please check your Pacific Blue Cross brochure for details.


Submission Methods

Submitting Dental and Hearing Benefit Claims

The benefits office will now accept claims by mail, e-mail, or fax for optical. Please keep your original receipts in case we ask to see them.

The following documents and information are required for reimbursement: 

  1. Original Paid Receipt and,
  2. Standard Dental Claim Form (dental only)
  3. Member’s Name
  4. Member’s Address (full Street Address, City, Province, and Postal Code)

Please send or ask the dental office or hearing aids vendor to send PDF, JPEG or fax copies of the required documents.

Alternatively, we have direct reimbursement available for dental offices. To take advantage of direct reimbursement, the dental office should contact the benefits office to get enrolled.

E-Mail: info@213benefits.org
Fax: (604) 571-6544
Mailing Address:

Local 213 Electrical Workers’ Welfare Plan
1424 Broadway Street

Port Coquitlam, B.C.
V3C 5W2

The last day of payment for dental, optical and hearing aid claims will be March 31st of the following year.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a Standard Dental Claim Form and how do I get one?

A: A Standard Dental Claim Form outlines the work performed by the dentist and is supplied by the dental office.

Q: What is a paid receipt and how do I get one?

A: A paid receipt is issued by the hearing aid supplier and must indicate the date of the purchase, the person the hearing aid or aids are for and the method of payment.