BENEVA Group Insurance
Enrolment and eligibility
Enrolment in the FMRQ’s group insurance plan is mandatory. A resident may, however, refuse to enrol in the health insurance part, for himself and his dependants, as applicable, provided he proves to the Insurer that he is insured under a group health insurance plan providing similar benefits.
Group insurance comes into effect following one month’s continuous service.
Choice of health insurance plans
On first enrolling, you have a choice of three plans: basic, intermediate and superior. Eligible expenses depend on the plan chosen, but all include:
- prescription drug insurance
- travel insurance
- trip cancellation insurance.
N.B. The health insurance plan selected by the resident on enrolment remains in effect throughout residency, except when one of the following events occurs: birth or adoption of a first child, marriage, civil union or cohabitation for a minimum of 12 months, separation of more than 90 consecutive days, divorce or annulment of civil union, or death of spouse or dependent child. You then have 60 days following the event to change plans.
You will also have the opportunity to reconsider your choice at the start of your third year of residency (R3), during the yearly campaign to that effect each June.
Life insurance and long-term disability
The member’s life insurance benefit is one times the annual salary plus $6,400 paid by the establishment.
The waiting period (period not paid) for the long-term salary insurance coverage is 105 weeks. This period is covered by the short-term salary insurance in your collective agreement. So, at the start of the disability:
- You apply to your establishment for short-term salary insurance benefits;
- 5-day waiting period (taken from the 9.6 sick-bank days);
- Then, 80% of the salary paid by the establishment for 104 weeks;
Once this period has elapsed, you apply for long-term salary insurance benefits:
- 80% of the salary paid by Beneva.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Whether for trouble at work, or for personal, spousal, family, or addiction problems, contact the AEP. Just having a question or concern is enough reason to use this service.
*The EAP is offered to all FMRQ members and their dependents who are covered by Beneva-FMRQ Health Insurance witch comes into effect following one month’s continuous service.
The AEP for resident doctors is:
→ consultations by telephone, online or in office
→ confidential help 24/7
→ access to a site with capsules and columns on subjects related to health and well-being.
What you are entitled to:
Service / Hours
- Psychological help / 12 hrs
- Improved lifestyle habits / 3 hrs
- Locating resources for seniors / 3 hrs
- Help for parents / 3 hrs
- Legal assistance or financial advice / 1 h
- Crisis intervention / unlimited
*Total of 12 hours maximum for all help and support services, per insurance certificate, per year.
All the details in the FMRQ Mobile App
You will find all the details including the phone number exclusives to members for 24/7 support.
Change of status
To change from an individual to a family plan (or vice versa), you must complete the modifications to group insurance form, sign it and give it to the person responsible for group insurance at the hospital that pays you. If you do not know who the person responsible is, ask at the Medical Education office.
If prior to age 25 you were on a parent’s insurance plan as a dependant, you may modify your group insurance by adding the basic health insurance part (which usually includes drug insurance).
For information on this plan, please click on the appropriate link: