A representative of an employer group or of a union or association may complete the Request for a Supplemental Plan meeting form to have an OMERS representative contact them about setting up a Supplemental Plan meeting.
The meeting will give the group an overview of the Supplemental Plan then go into specifics about:
- available benefits;
- cost structure;
- past purchases; and
- the resources OMERS has in place to help administer the Supplemental Plan.
There will be ample opportunities to ask questions.
The fee for a Supplemental Plan meeting is $500 payable to OMERS. The fee covers the costs of two OMERS staff presenting for two to three hours.
The reason there is a fee is that Supplemental Plan costs (including administration costs) must be paid for entirely by participating members and employers; the OMERS Act, 2006 does not permit cross-subsidization of costs of the Supplemental Plan by the Primary Plan.
Additional fees may apply if extra OMERS staff is needed, as well for the costs of travel and meeting facilities. (To minimize your costs, we recommend you look after the facilities and any refreshments.)
When we have received your request form along with your cheque, we will contact you to confirm your meeting details.
Supplemental Plan benefits are not automatically provided. Employers can set up Supplemental Plan coverage for a class or classes of members in the police sector, firefighters and paramedics.