Advisory: Four Over Five Plan and Payment of Insured Benefits During Deferred Leave Year

This is to advise ETT members that earlier this month the TDSB revised the Four Over Five Plan application form. In this two page application, the TDSB has included the following statement:

“Please note, due to transition to the Provincial Benefit Plan, the cost to maintain benefit coverage during the deferred leave year is 100% employee paid.”

ETT is currently investigating the issue of insured benefits costs during the deferred leave year of a Four Over Five Plan. Specifically, ETT believes members are not responsible for the cost of benefits coverage during the deferred leave year for any Four Over Five Plan leaves.

ETT has asked the TDSB to revise their statement regarding the benefit coverage during the deferred leave year.

ETT’s advice to members who are completing the Four Over Five Plan application form is as follows:

In the box at the end of the application form, please include the following statement beside your initials:

“Signed without prejudice to any legal rights I may have regarding the payment of insured benefits during my 4 over 5 leave.”

Members enrolled in a Four Over Five Plan prior to the 2017-2018 school year are not impacted by this revision. This Advisory is relevant to new applicants only.