NEW BRUNSWICK TEACHERS FEDERATION
Did you know MEMBERS can access their personal insurance information online
from Johnson's website?
HERE'S HOW: 1. Go to their website: Johnson Inc. (click)
2. On their homepage, select "Members Only"
3. Enter your Username and Password
Note: If you do not have a Username and Password, select the "click here" option and enter your information.
You may also choose to call 1-800-442-4428 to obtain your Username and Password.
If you wish a copy of your Group Insurance Booklet, you may request it by calling 1-888-851-5500.
NBTF GROUP INSURANCE HEALTH & DRUG PLANS
The premium schedule features One Plan for Health and Drugs with four premium tiers:
- TIER 1 - Active Teacher
- TIER 2 - Retired Under 60
- TIER 3 - Retired 60 - 64
- TIER 4 - Retired 65 and Over
Coverage for All Active and Retired Teachers includes:
• Prescription Drugs
• Vision Care
• Extended Health Benefits
• Travel (Health)
• OPTIONAL: Dental
PREMIUM SCHEDULE SUMMARY 2016
A November 2015 communiqué from the NBTF Group Insurance Trustees informed the members that
for 2016 the following would be in effect:
- Life Insurance: will remain the same
- Health Plan: will increase
- Drug Plan: will increase
- Dental Coverage (Optional) : will increase
The chart below summarizes the Health and Drug Plan rates released by the NBTF Trustees late in the fall of 2015 for the year 2016. The chart only includes Health and Drug coverage. Dental is not included in the calculations.
|Health & Drug Plan||Retired under 60||Retired 60 TO 64||Retired 65 and OVER|
|SINGLE/YEAR||6.96 % increase||7.01 % increase||7.09 % increase|
|FAMILY/YEAR||7.00 % increase||7.04 % increase||7.08 % increase|
COMPARISON OF RATES FROM 2007 TO 2016
|2007 - 2016 RATES||NBTF||GROUP INSURANCE||RATES|
|TIER 2||TIER 3||TIER 4|
|under 60||60 TO 64||65 and OVER|
|Health & Drugs|
|2007 - 2016||77.83 % INCREASE||106.86 % INCREASE||3.32 % INCREASE|
|2007 - 2016||76.01 % INCREASE||96.53 % INCREASE||5.02 % INCREASE|
The committee will be meeting in late February or March 2016 to discuss the Communique sent out by the NBTF Group Insurance Trustees in November 2015 outlining the renewal and Group Insurance Rates for 2016. At this meeting we hope to get an explanation from the Trustees as to why there was a need for an approximately 7% increase straight across Tiers 2 to 4. Also, an Ad Hoc Committee has been formed by the Liaison Committee of SERFNB and NBSRT to look into the issue of proportional representation for retired teachers on the NBTF Trustees. Most of the time has been sent gathering information and data. Other issues being pursued are booklets, components of wellness, increasing physiotherapy cap and dispensing fees.
Website will be updated as more information becomes available.