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AMAPCEO wins insurance coverage for continuous blood glucose monitors

Publish date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 update

Continuous blood glucose monitor

Members in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) and their dependents will now have benefits coverage for continuous blood glucose monitoring, after AMAPCEO successfully negotiated a settlement with the OPS Employer earlier this week.

“Regular blood sugar monitoring is critical when managing diabetes,” said President Dave Bulmer. “They’re an essential medical device that can prevent major complications and even save lives. I’m pleased we were able to secure coverage for AMAPCEO members and their families.”

Continous blood glucose monitors will be covered for members and their dependents starting April 27, 2020. Coverage is retroactive to January 1, 2019 provided members provide a receipt for their past purchase and make their claim before September 30, 2020.

If you have questions about this change to your benefits, please contact Canada Life (formerly Great-West Life) through their online contact form (sign-in to GroupNet required) or by phone at 1-800-957-9777.  

More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents 14,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in 12 cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; Public Health Ontario; the Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; and in the former Offices of the Ontario Child Advocate and the French Language Services Commissioner (now part of the Ontario Ombudsman).