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Appendix 2—Summary of Disability Insurance Plan Objectives and Related Statements
The objectives and related statements are contained in two documents posted on the Secretariat's
website: the Disability Insurance Plan document and Treasury Board's Policy on the Administration of the
Public Service Pension Plan and Group Insurance and Other Benefit Programs.
The documents contain the following objectives that relate to the DI Plan:
- "The DI Plan is intended to provide
a benefit which will supplement other disability benefits available under such
plans as the Public Service Superannuation Act, the Government
Employees Compensation Act, the Canada Pension Plan and the Quebec Pension
Plan and will assure a reasonable level of income during periods of longer term
disability." (Paragraph 3.1, Disability Insurance Plan document);
- "The group insurance and other
benefit programs (IBP) provides members and their dependants with various health,
dental, disability, and insurance benefits including those provided under the
Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP), the Public Service Management Insurance
Plan (PSMIP), the Disability Insurance Plan (DI) and the Dental Care Plan (DCP),
the Pensioners' Dental Services Plan (PDSP), the PS Income Benefits for Survivors
of Employees Slain on Duty, and the High Risk Travel Compensation Policy."(Section
3.2, Policy on the Administration of the Public Service Pension Plan and
Group Insurance and Other Benefit Programs).
In addition, a number of DI Plan management objectives can be inferred from
Treasury Board's Policy on the Administration of the Public Service Pension
Plan and Group Insurance and Other Benefit Programs, specifically under
Sections 5.1 and 5.2:
- The objective of this policy
is to promote enhanced accountability and sound management practices in the
administration of the PSPP [Public Service Pension Plan] and IBP [Insurance
- The expected results of this policy are that:
- Employees and members receive accurate and timely PSPP and IBP information to assist
them in making informed decisions;
- Instances of government errors and associated liabilities are reduced;
- Participating government organizations and separate agencies make remittances and provide pertinent
data, in accordance with the PSPP and the IBP conditions and established timelines; and
- Early and effective re-integration into the workplace of employees returning after a period of extended
sick leave taking into account the employer's duty to accommodate employees with disabilities.