AHS changing how employees declare dependents' student status and update Over-Age Dependent information

Alberta Health Services is changing the way employees with dependents between the ages of 21 and 25 who are post-secondary students must establish and update their Over-Age Dependent status.

Effective July 1, 2022, all UNA members employed by AHS with Over-Age Dependents (OAS) will be required complete OAS declarations and updates in e-People Employee Self Service (ESS).

This means employees will no longer be able to fill out the paper Over-Age Dependent Declaration form. They must instead submit relevant information in e-People ESS. Employees will also no longer receive any correspondence by postal mail from Alberta Blue Cross.

The employer will provide affected UNA members with more information and detailed instructions for the new process closer to July 1.

Reminder notifications previously provided by Blue Cross will now be provided by e-People through a system-generated email, and will include all necessary details and instructions.

This new process will not impact the level of benefits UNA members receive, the ability to access these benefits, or the eligibility requirements for OADs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your UNA Local Executive or Labour Relations Officer at 1-800-252-9394 or nurses@una.ca.