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New Health Benefits Plan

As a member of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia, you will have the option to enroll in a new health benefits program designed specifically for our members. This affordable, comprehensive health plan is being administered and supported in partnership with Southport Benefit Solutions and Victor Canada. Canada’s largest not-for-profit health insurance company, Green Shield Canada is the insurance provider.

Enroll Now to be Entered in a VISA Gift Card Draw
Every member who enrolls in the new plan prior to May 15th, 2021 will be entered into a draw for one of two $250 VISA gift cards.

Two Plan Options to Choose From:
We know you work hard and your health and safety are important to us. We also want you and your family to have the protection you need. That’s why there are two great plans to choose from.

BENEFIT DESCRIPTIONS

PLAN A

PLAN B

Life Insurance

$25,000

$25,000

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

$25,000

$25,000

Dependent Life

Spouse $5,000/Child $2,500

Spouse $5,000/Child $2,500

Extended Health Care

Prescription Drugs 70% coinsurance

Semi-Private Hospital 100% coverage

Paramedical Practitioners (massage, physio, chiro, etc.) 70% coverage

Annual Maximum $500 per practitioner

Medical and durable equipment

Prescription Drugs 80% coinsurance

Semi-Private Hospital 100% coverage

Paramedical Practitioners (massage, physio, chiro, etc.) 80% coverage

Annual Maximum $600 per practitioner

Medical and durable equipment

60 Day Emergency Travel Assistance

Dental

Basic Services 70% coverage

1 visit every 9 months

$750 annual maximum

Basic Services 80% coverage

1 visit every 6 months

$1,000 annual maximum

Vision

Eye exam once every two years

Contact lenses and glasses are not covered

Eye exam once every two years

Contact lenses and glasses are not covered

Monthly Cost

$98.35/single $230.35/family

$118.55/single $278.27/family


We know you may have questions about the information presented here. If you still have questions after reading the frequently asked questions section, give Andrew MacDonald or the team at Southport Benefits Solutions a call at 1(877)446-5763 or email andrew@southportasset.com . They’d be happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some frequently asked questions that members of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia may find helpful pertaining to the new benefit program.

When will the program start?
The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia's new health and dental program will become effective on June 1, 2021. The program is being administered and supported in partnership with Southport Benefit Solutions and Victor Canada. Canada’s largest not-for-profit health insurance company, Greenshield Canada is the insurance provider.

How can I enroll?
Enrollment into the plan can start immediately. The benefits team at Southport Benefit Solutions will assist all participating members with their enrollment.

Will pre-existing conditions be covered?
Yes, Southport has structured the program to ensure members do not have to complete a health questionnaire. An example would be, if you have existing medications, those will be covered by this plan.

Do all benefits start immediately?
Yes, all benefits begin on your enrolment date. There are no waiting periods associated with any of the benefits.

Is this program mandatory for all members?
No, this is an optional program available to all active paying members and fees are not included in your membership dues.

Does this program replace the current member life insurance benefit provided by Medavie Blue Cross?
No, this program does not replace the current member life insurance benefit provided by Medavie Blue Cross as it is part of your annual membership fee.

How do I pay for this program?
A pre-authorized payment program will be established with each member to cover the premium costs based on the plan selected.

What if I have another plan and want to change to this plan?
Should you elect to take advantage of this program, the benefit team at Southport will work with you to cancel existing plans. Most insurers require 30 days’ notice to terminate benefits.

What happens to benefits if I change workplaces?
Your benefits stay with you! Simply remain a member of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia and your participation is secured.

Please feel free to contact Andrew MacDonald of Southport Benefit Solutions for plan details, pricing, and enrollment at 1(877)446-5763 or email at andrew@southportasset.com

 
Cosmetology Association (NS)
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2
Canada

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 3:00

*Holiday or Weather closures/cancellations will be noted in the Calendar
Office: (902)468-6477
Fax: (902)468-7147
Toll Free: (800)765-8757

General Inquiries
info@nscosmetology.ca

Provincial Exam Information
jill@nscosmetology.ca

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE
executivedir@nscosmetology.ca 



 

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