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Member Assistance Plan (MAP) | Shepell

  • Members can obtain resources from Shepell’s website workhealthlife or call 1-800-387-4765
  • Members and/or their family will let Shepell know that they are with IATSE and when asked which Local they will indicate Local 667/669 Health & Welfare Fund.
  • Available to members in good standing, their spouse and dependent children
  • Counsellors are available on call 24/7 (online, chat, phone or mobile app)
  • Confidential short-term counselling and referral service
  • Counselling appointments can be made for in-person session if preferred

 

Coverage for Mental Health Practitioners

  • Members can obtain plan information / forms from either the IATSE 667/669 Group Benefit Plan website, Great-West Life’s online claims system GroupNet or call Great-West Life at 1-855-729-1839. Members may also contact the IATSE 667/669 Group Benefit Plan Administrator Leta Kennedy at 778-329-4455 or 866-366-9667.
  • Members and eligible dependents in benefit levels 02 (70%), 03 (80%), & 04 (90%) have coverage for a maximum of $1,500 per person, per plan year for psychologist, social worker or registered clinical counsellor (total combined practitioners not each practitioner).

 

Great-West Life Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

 
 

Not Myself Today

 

Substance Abuse Program (SAP) - Shepell and Great-West Life

 

Weekly Disability Plan | Great-West Life

Contact Local 667/669 Group Benefit Plan Administrator Leta Kennedy to obtain your username and password to access the Not Myself Today website, at 778-329-4455 or 866-366-9667.

  • The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace is helping turn knowledge into action by providing easy access to free tools and resources that can help prevent, improve or address mental health issues in the workplace. The Great-West Life website, Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, provides practical strategies and information you can use to learn about and help manage mental health:
  • Questionnaires and quizzes to help assess mental health
  • Resources, tools and information to help understand mental health issues
  • Working Through It – video interviews of real people sharing their experiences working through times of mental health pressure
  • Information about a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist in mental health recovery
  • Statistics and information to help increase awareness about mental health
  • Relaxation and stress management videos
 
  • Not Myself Today is a workplace mental health initiative designed to specifically address stigma associated with mental illness in the workplace.
  • Members and their dependents can contact the Local 667/669 Group Benefit Plan Administrator Leta Kennedy to obtain their username and password to access the Not Myself Today website, at 778-329-4455 or 866-366-9667.
 
  • Members or their eligible dependents can call the Shepell toll free number 1-800-387-4765 to schedule a session with a counsellor. Members/dependents accessing addictions counselling and/or requiring inpatient treatment are reminded that they have access to funding through Great-West Life on behalf of the IATSE Local 667/669 Group Benefit Plan.
  • Available to all members and their eligible dependents regardless of their benefit level.
  • $10,000 lifetime coverage
  • Upon completion of clinical assessment, which may occur in one appointment, or two closely scheduled appointments, when inpatient treatment is required, the Shepell counsellors will make recommendations on treatment facilities.
  • It is up to the member/dependent to choose from the options and the counsellor will assist the member/dependent to enroll in a treatment facility and advise the Centre to contact Great West Life directly to arrange payment.

 
  • Contact the IATSE 667/669 Group Benefit Plan Administrator Leta Kennedy at 778-329-4455 or 866-366-9667.
  • Available for those eligible members who have worked or will have worked the appropriate number of days.
  • The Benefit Plan Administrator will determine if working criteria has been met, the weekly disability claim is then sent to Great-West Life who is the final decider on whether or not the disability criteria has been met to pay the claims.
  • Up to 15 weeks of continued disability after a 2 week waiting period.