Medical marijuana coverage

The University and YUFA have agreed that effective May 1, 2024, where a claim for medical marijuana is made through the adjudication/claims process for medical marijuana as set out in the SunLife Group Benefits Booklet for employees in the YUFA Bargaining Unit ("Benefits Booklet"), which includes a Prior Approval form, that:

If Sun Life’s adjudication/claims approval process as stated in the Benefits Booklet results in the denial of a claim where the claimant provides Sun Life with:

(a) a completed Health Canada Medical Document Authorizing the Use of Cannabis for Medical
Purposes under the Access to Cannabis For Medical Purposes Regulations; and

(b) a prescription by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner supporting cannabis as medically
necessary; and

(c) A receipt from a Health Canada authorized licensed producer including the following information:
patient name, name of the dispensary, indication that the receipt has been paid in full;

then Sun Life is to approve the claim and reimburse the claimant in respect of their claim up to a maximum of $1,500 per year.

If you have any questions, please email the Association at [email protected]