Spring Clean your Wellness Routine
Using Your Benefits
Spring is a time for fresh starts, and a great time to reflect on your own wellness and check-in with the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the school year. So why not dig deeper into your ASEBP benefits and show yourself a little extra care as you welcome the return of milder weather and brighter days. Here are a few ideas to help you get the most of your benefits this season:
- Change up your routine. Your Extended Health Care benefits cover a range of therapeutic treatments, including physiotherapy, massage, chiropractic visits, and acupuncture. Check out our latest poster (available in English and French) to help choose the best option for you. You can find your plan maximums on My ASEBP or the mobile app so you know what’s available within your ASEBP benefit plan. You can also find recommendations on health providers from other ASEBP members, whether direct billing is available, and what providers are ineligible by using the Providers tab in My ASEBP.
- Strengthen your mental health. The pandemic and recent world events have emphasized that mental health is part of overall physical health and well-being. That’s why, starting in 2022, we’ve increased the ASEBP psychology benefit to $180 per hour (up to a $1,200 maximum per calendar year). If you’ve thought about tapping into this benefit but are unsure of where to start, check out Your Path to Mental Wellness for more information.
- Don’t forget your spending accounts. Some employers offer health and wellness spending accounts, to help with additional out-of-pocket expenses that support your physical, mental, and emotional health. If you’re new to spending accounts, find some great tips on the differences between these accounts, as well as a list of not-so-common items you can claim.
- Your E-F-A-P is here for you. Your Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) can provide advice on health and nutrition, parenting challenges, or even help you step up your financial planning game. Your EFAP is available at no cost to you and your dependants and is 100 per cent confidential.
If you have any questions about your benefits, you can always reach out by giving us a call at 1-877-431-4786 or sending an email. From nutrition to healthy sleep topics, you can also find a wealth of ASEBP and community mental health and wellness resources on our It Takes a Village hub.