ONTARIO PLANNED ELIMINATION OF OUT OF COUNTRY HEALTH CARE
The following email by our president Cody Cooper was sent to all pertinent Provincial Political representatives.
I am the President of Chrysler Canada Retirees Organization which advocates on behalf of former Chrysler Canada/ FCA salaried employees now retired. Our organization is a member of The Canadian Federation of Pensioners which together with its affiliates speaks for approximately 4 million pensioners.
The recently announced changes to eliminate OHIP out-of-country coverage will impact significantly our members given our benefit coverage is predicated upon being an addition to that provided by OHIP. The elimination of the OHIP coverage will eliminate the benefit provided by our former employer. It is almost inconceivable this was considered and deemed acceptable.
Please support whatever action is required to have this change reversed or modified to ensure the continuance of retiree coverage. Notwithstanding the failure of the current and previous governments to protect adequately the funding of Ontario pensions and to improve the insufficient protection afforded through the PBGF this change seems an unconscionable erosion of retirement security.
We have until Tuesday next to register our concerns.
Cody A. Cooper
President and Chair
Chrysler Canada Retirees Organization