Enhanced Disability Management Program for Community Health members who work at affiliate employer worksites (your employer is not a health authority)
The Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) was negotiated by the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and your Employer in the 2012 round of bargaining and became part of the Health Community Subsector collective agreement. EDMP provides customized support and services to address medical, personal, workplace and vocational issues that keep members from fully engaging in the workplace.
In March 2014, the EDMP rolled out to Community Health members working in all provincial Health Authorities.
IF YOU ARE A COMMUNITY HEALTH MEMBER WORKING AT AN AFFILIATE EMPLOYER, PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THIS BULLETIN – THERE IS IMPORTANT HERE INFORMATION FOR YOU!
Morneau Shepell is the chosen provider to deliver EDMP to all health sector affiliate employers who continue to be affiliated with the Health Benefits Trust (HBT) and where Great West Life is the LTD insurer.
(If you work for an affiliate employer who receives benefits from the Community Services Benefit Trust (CSBT), the EDMP will be provided by Disability Management Institute (DMI). No roll-out date has been established. Additional information will be communicated to you when it becomes available.)
On April 27, 2015 an EDMP Pilot Project was launched in the following CBA affiliate worksites:
- The Bloom Group Community Services Society
- Coast Foundation Society
- MPA Society
- Vancouver Resource Society for the Physically Disabled
The EDMP Affiliate Working Group has collaborated on implementing and establishing the negotiated program and making necessary changes and improvements to delivery.
On June 22, 2015 EDMP will be rolled out to all other CBA affiliate worksites that are currently receiving their benefits from HBT and Great West Life. Please contact your employer or Community Health Disability Management (union representation) to find out if EDMP will be implemented at your worksite.
You will be receiving notification soon from your employer about this program and important changes that will be taking place about how illness and injuries are reported and the procedures that follow if you meet the criteria for referral to EDMP.
YOUR UNION'S ROLE IN EDMP
Community Health Disability Management (CHDM)
The EDMP is a collaborative Program that is jointly administered by the employer and your union. To assist members enrolled in EDMP, the CBA has created the Community Health Disability Management (CHDM) team. The CHDM Union Representative and the Employer Disability Manager will work together with the member and healthcare professionals to develop a case management plan that will assist in facilitating a safe, healthy and timely return to work.
The Community Health Disability Management team will represent all members in the CBA (except HSA). So, if you are a member of the BCGEU, UFCW 1518, HEU, CUPE, BCNU, USW 1-425 or CLAC (note: CBA HSA members will be represented by an HSA EDMP steward), and are covered under the Health Community Subsector collective agreement and need information or assistance about EDMP in your workplace, contact:
The CHDM website will provide you with important resources and links related to EDMP, your rights and responsibilities and your CHDM team at www.commhealthdm.ca