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In this Policy, we, our, us, WCEBP and Program are used to mean, as applicable, The Winnipeg Civic Employees’ Benefits Program. You and your mean an individual who is a Member or other beneficiary under the Program.
We collect personal information for Members and beneficiaries in the regular course of administering the Program. All Member information collected and held by the Program is considered to be personal and private. This includes, but is not limited to:
This list is not intended to be exhaustive. We will treat other personal and identifying information that may come into our possession with the same concern for your privacy.
Identifying purposes and limiting collection of personal information
The Program will imply from the fact that you are a Member and have completed various application and other forms that we can collect, use, and disclose the personal information you provided to carry out the purposes for which you became a Member and provided that information. We will also imply your consent to collect or receive any supplementary information that is necessary to fulfill the same purposes.
Limiting the collection use, disclosure, and retention of personal information
We will use or disclose your personal information only for the purposes described for the proper administration of the Program and any other proper purposes for which it was collected.
We will not use the personal information that we collect from you, your employer, or others for any purpose other than for the proper administration of the Program without first obtaining your consent, except where we are otherwise required by law to do so.
We will not release your personal information to other organizations or individuals unless we have obtained your express consent, or unless required by law to do so (e.g., during processing of division of pension upon relationship breakdown).
The Program retains personal information for as long as is required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and as long as is required for any legal or regulatory requirements.
Accuracy of personal information
We will make every reasonable effort to keep your personal information complete, up-to-date, and accurate. Corrections to personal information are considered high priority and will be dealt with as quickly as possible.
To assist with the continued accuracy of your records, please notify us of any changes to your personal information.
Safeguarding personal information
The Program has implemented physical, organizational and technological security measures to protect personal information and personal health information against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, inappropriate alteration, and misuse.
Access to personal information is restricted to Program employees whose duties require them to have access. Employees with access to personal information are sent annual reminders regarding information security procedures and are required to review and accept this information. Specific procedures are in place relative to the collection, use, disclosure and retention of medical information.
Access to WCEBP offices is controlled and monitored.
Our security practices are reviewed on a regular basis and we routinely employ current technologies to ensure that the confidentiality and privacy of personal information is not compromised.
The Program will make its privacy policies and procedures known to Members via this Policy, which will be available on the Program’s website.
Ensuring individual access to personal information
You have a right to access your personal information. Upon written request to the Privacy Officer, you will be provided with access to the personal information to which you are entitled. If you find that the information held by us is inaccurate or incomplete, please provide documentation verifying the correct information and we will promptly make the required changes.
Responsibility and Accountability
Policy information requests
We will respond to all inquiries or complaints related to the handling of personal information. We will take appropriate measures if a complaint is found to be justified.
The information on this website is for convenience of reference only and is not intended to provide specific individual financial, legal, investment, Plan or tax advice. All persons making use of this site are reminded that benefits will be administered based on the applicable legal documents and legislation in effect at the time of any particular decision.
As a visitor to WCEBP.ca, you acknowledge and agree that any reliance by you on any information on this website shall be at your own risk. In no event shall WCEBP be liable for any damages arising from the use or the performance of this website.
WCEBP.ca is designed to work on modern browsers and at a wide variety of screen resolutions. For the best experience, it should be viewed at resolutions of 1024 x 768 or higher, using: Internet Explorer version 8+, Google Chrome 10+, Firefox 3+, or Safari 5.1+.
Third-Party Websites, Content and Services
Links to other websites not operated by WCEBP, and references to services offered by third parties, are provided to you by WCEBP for convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement or approval by WCEBP of the organizations that operate such websites, the content on such websites, or of such third-party services. As WCEBP has no control or responsibility over websites or content maintained by other organizations, or for services offered by third parties, WCEBP does not assume any liability for your use of any of the foregoing.
As a general policy, no personal information is automatically collected from visitors to the WCEBP website. WCEBP does gather and analyze certain information of a non-personal nature regarding site usage from all visitors to WCEBP.ca. Such data is used in an aggregate form to assist WCEBP in determining general usage patterns and to fine-tune the organization of WCEBP.ca in order to provide an enhanced online experience for our visitors. Such site usage and statistical information may be disclosed to third parties at WCEBP's discretion.
WCEBP.ca runs most efficiently with cookies enabled. Cookies are small files that help the site remember information about your visit in order to make the site more useful to you, and to enhance your experience on the site. The cookies we use cannot harm your computer.
The Winnipeg Civic Employees’ Benefits Program owns the WCEBP logomark, and any unauthorized use of the logomark, or other identifying marks of the WCEBP, is unlawful. Information on this website may be used by you only for your personal, non-commercial use, but may not be republished, retransmitted reproduced, taken out of context or presented in a misleading or discriminatory manner. Any rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by WCEBP.
WCEBP shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms of this agreement without liability or notice to you. You agree to review this agreement from time to time and agree that any subsequent use by you of this website following changes to this agreement shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes.
Pension, survivor, and disability benefits will be deposited on:
January 11, 25February 8, 22March 8, 22April 5, 19May 3, 17, 31June 14, 28*July 12, 26August 9, 23September 6, 20October 4, 18November 1, 15, 29*December 13, 27
* No Manitoba Blue Cross deductions on these paydays.
For your convenience, starting in 2014, Blue Cross premiums will be deducted 26 times per year.
If, at any time, you have a question about your benefits, please contact us.
The Winnipeg Civic Employees' Benefits ProgramFifth Floor317 Donald StreetWinnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H6TELEPHONE: 204-986-2516FAX: 204-986-3571EMAIL: email@example.comOFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you are inquiring about personal benefits information, please be sure to have your Member ID handy. Your Member ID is provided with your enrolment or retirement package, or, if you are an active employee or deferred member, you can find it on your Annual Statement of Pension Benefits.When writing to WCEBP, please include your:
Spouse of a member means the person who is married to the member and who is not living separate and apart from the member by reason of a breakdown of their relationship. NOTE: If you want your Spouse to be eligible for full survivor benefits during your first year of marriage, you may obtain medical evidence of your good health from a medical doctor. Evidence must be submitted to, and found satisfactory by, The Winnipeg Civic Employees’ Benefits Program. Otherwise, your Spouse may provide such evidence after your death.
Common-law Partner is a person who is in a registered common-law relationship with the member (per Vital Statistics Act ), or who is living with the member in a conjugal relationship for at least three years if either of them is married, or for at least one year if neither of them is married; and who is not living separate and apart from the member by reason of a breakdown of their relationship
Dependent Child means your unmarried child who is totally or substantially dependent on you for financial support, and is under age 18 (under age 25 if in full-time attendance at an educational institution), or qualified as a Dependent Child on the date of becoming totally disabled. If your Dependent Children are under 18 years of age, the benefit must be paid to the legal guardian. When a child no longer qualifies as a Dependent Child, his or her pension stops. Payments are then redistributed among the remaining Dependent Children, if any.