Who is eligible to join?
All member firms can join—from a one person operation to larger companies. All your permanent, non-seasonal employees who work at least 20 hours per week must join the plan. Contractors or sub-contractors for whom you pay WCB premiums may be considered your employees for coverage purposes.
Employees who already have extended health or dental coverage elsewhere may choose to opt out of that coverage. However, they must be enrolled in the life, accident and disability benefits.
How much does it cost?
Premiums are based on the number of employees you have and the package you choose. You may choose to share the cost with your employees, but your share must be at least 50% of the total premium. Contact Log Harvesting Sector Benefits Plan for a schedule of premiums.
Does the extended health plan replace the provincial health care plan?
No. All residents of BC must be insured under the provincial health care plan. The Log Harvesting Sector Benefits Plan extended health coverage supplements the Medical Services Plan of BC.
Is travel for medical treatment covered?
Transportation and lodging is covered to a lifetime maximum of $2,000 if you require medical treatment that is more than 250 km away from home and are referred by your doctor.
Can I choose just some of the benefits and not others?
No. The plan is designed as a package. You select the Economy, Basic, Enhanced and Deluxe Plan and the chosen package applies to you and all your employees.
Can I purchase additional insurance for me and my spouse?
Yes, you can purchase additional life and critical illness insurance for you or your spouse if you provide evidence of good health. Additional accident insurance is available without providing evidence of good health. Contact Log Harvesting Sector Benefits Plan for more details.
How can I sign up?
Contact the Interior Logging Association office or Johnstone's Benefits for more information.
Interior Logging Association
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The Log Harvesting Sector Benefits Plan provides Interior Logging Association and North West Loggers Association members, their employees, spouses and dependent children with protection for day-to-day health and dental expenses and in the event of a serious illness, accident or death.
Our Group Benefits are custom designed to meet the needs of the forest industry. They are cost effective for you because as a member of the ILA you benefit from the volume buying power of our association. Once you become an association member you are eligible to join the Group Benefits Plan.
Members choose the right level of coverage for you and your employees from four available packages. Each package offers different levels of coverage from the Economy package which provides the lowest level of coverage to the Deluxe package that includes a Pay Direct Drug card. If you have 10 or more employees, you can choose to custom design your own coverage to suit your needs.
No medical exams
You and your employees do not have to provide evidence of good health. Every eligible employee is automatically entitled to the coverage in the package you choose.
Claim premiums as a business expense
If your business is incorporated, you can use all benefit premiums as a deductible expense. A sole owner may be able to deduct part of the cost. Contact your accountant for more details.
Packages at a Glance
Johnstone’s Benefits can assist in finding the ideal benefits plan for you and your employees. Please click here to learn more.
Download Group Benefits Forms
Please click here to be directed to downloadable forms.
Great-West Life Client Services
Our Group Benefits Plan is underwritten by Great-West Life. Please click here to learn about their client services.
For more information please contact:
Interior Logging Association
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ILA members are involved in timber harvesting, moving wood fibre products or machinery, and building and maintaining logging roads while others work in the consulting field or supply goods and services—from heavy equipment to camp supplies—to the logging industry.
Our members include:
The strength of the Interior Logging Association lies in the commitment of our members to work together to secure a thriving industry that supports our local communities and economy—one that embraces a sustainable brand new day for timber harvesting.
Blue Book Equipment Rental Rate Guide, the standard for determining equipment rental rates across the industry. Click here to download your copy.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about ILA membership.