Group Benefits Program
SUMA's Group Benefits program offers a full line of benefits for full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees along with elected officials of SUMA member municipalities and organizations affiliated with member municipalities. Benefit options include healthcare, dental care, wellness programs, disability programs, health care spending accounts, life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment benefits.
Members also have access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program, which provides counseling, along with a wide range of work life and wellness services. All services provided through the EFAP program are held in the strictest of confidence.
Group Benefits Documents
Benefit administrators can request direct access to the Group Benefits Manual or forms. This ensures you have the most recent versions available at all times. Please be sure to include your full name and the name of your municipality in your request.
Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders Insurance
All volunteer first responders in good standing of the municipality or District Health Board named on the application form are covered for this insurance.
All municipal firefighters in good standing of a fire brigade operated by the municipality or organization named on the application form are covered. Any person who volunteers their services at the scene of a fire will also be covered, provided that the offer of services is approved by the Fire Chief or someone acting on their behalf.
Firefighters are covered for injury wherever they are on duty - both in their own municipality and in any other municipality. This includes travel to and returning directly from the fire (whether on a fire truck or otherwise), at fire drills, parades, and tests or demonstrations of any firefighting apparatus.
Those under the age of 18 who provide these municipal services are also eligible for the Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit, Accident Medical Expenses Reimbursement Benefit, and Rehabilitation Benefit, but are not eligible for the Weekly Indemnity Benefit. SUMA requires a letter stating the name and birth date of all firefighters, volunteer first responders, and volunteer ambulance crew members under the age of 18.
To find out more about the variety of benefits, programs, and services we offer, contact Group Benefits Administrator, Amanda Reid at 306-525-4392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your full name and the name of your municipality.