CFLPA – Benefit Plan Coverage
We have received a number of questions about on going player and dependent eligibility for coverage under the CFLPA Benefit Plans.
CURRENT BENEFIT PLAN COVERAGE (2019 Season)
Players that are listed on a team’s 2019 closing roster are covered, as normal, through the off-season until June 10th
, the day before the originally scheduled first regular season game of the 2020 season. (This includes coverage for eligible dependents.)
2020 SEASON BENEFIT PLAN COVERAGE
Under normal circumstances, eligibility for coverage is based on a player being listed on a team’s opening roster (This includes coverage for eligible dependents). For the 2020 benefit plan year, this was set to occur on June 11th
with the commencement of the regular season.
Given the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and the delay to the start of the CFL regular season, the CFLPA Benefit Plan will have amended eligibility provisions. The key items for your understanding are listed below:
- The 2020 Benefit Plan year will still commence effective June 11th.
- Players who were listed on the 2019 closing roster and are under contract for the 2020 season will have their coverage reset effective June 11th.
- Any player who retired during the off-season or any player not currently under contract, WILL NOT be eligible for continuing benefits and will be terminated from the plan effective end of day on June 10th.
For details regarding your coverage, please refer to the benefit plan booklet available from the CFLPA.
Should you have any questions, please contact your CFLPA Player Rep or Shaun McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more details regarding your medical plan, please refer to the CFLPA Benefits Booklet available from your team administrator or from the CFLPA website.