Brampton Group Benefit Plan News
A staff report that laid the foundation for increasing health and dental benefits in the Peel Region was dismissed by Peel Region councilors.
Brampton Councilor Grant Gibson said he does not need any more benefits. Gibson was already well covered under the Brampton benefits plan and he expressed surprises on why staff will be required to produce the report for the region’s council meeting.
Also, Brampton Councilor Elaine Moore concurred that the health and dental benefits for council members are sufficient and there would be no need to increase the coverage levels.
Also, Mississauga Councilor Sue McFadden said they are very well covered at their municipalities. McFadden joined the rest of the council in agreeing that no further action should be taken on the report.
Peel Region councilors receive health and dental coverage with their respective municipal councils and also get an additional $750 to cover costs that are not fully paid by the regions. Also, the region provides basic life, accidental death, and dismemberment insurance coverage.
The Regional Chair Frank Dale asked staff to prepare the report. The document includes options to extend the full-time employee benefits of the 24 councilors at a total annual cost of $114,800 or part-time benefits of up to $72,000 annually.
It also has an option to double their existing regional health spending account to $1,500. This would cost up to $53,700 in a year with the basic accident and life coverage.
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