Employees of municipal or other employers providing home care programs were transferred to newly created Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) between 1996 and 1998 and were subsequently enrolled in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
The Plaintiff alleges that the Government of Ontario represented that employees would suffer no losses to their pensions with this transfer. The Plaintiff alleges that these employees did and will suffer losses as a result of receiving two pensions and that the Government is responsible for those losses.Top
You are included in the Class, and an eligible Class Member, if you:
a) worked as an employee for a municipality or other employer providing home care services and/or placement coordination services; and
b) were then transferred to a Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) between 1996-1998 and continued your employment without interruption;
c) were a member of CUPE at the time you were transferred to a CCAC and remained a member of CUPE, or you were a member of another union at the time of transfer but later became a member of CUPE;
d) you were a member of OMERS or the VON Canada Pension Plan and were not a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, formerly the Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) prior to the transfer and became a member of HOOPP after the transfer;
e) you did not receive settlement funds from other class actions that were commenced by Sue McSheffrey on behalf of OPSEU members and Diane LeClair on behalf of ONA members; and
f) you have not opted out of this class action.Top
To receive Settlement Benefits, qualifying Class Members must submit a Claim Form to the Claims Administrator by mail, postmarked on or before April 15, 2017.Top
Each Class Member who submits a Valid Claim will receive $2500.00 mailed to them. Please note that tax deductions will need to be applied to the amount of $2,500.00, so the cheque will not be for $2,500.00.Top
The law firm of Goldblatt Partners LLP represents Settlement Class Members and can be reached by phone at 416-979-4233 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Top
The proposed settlement does not affect your OMERS, VON or your HOOPP pension entitlements. The proposed settlement will be a settlement payment to Class Members in addition to their existing pension entitlements.Top
The Court approved Claims Administrator gathers and stores claim submissions using a secure site. More information about the Claims Administrator is available by clicking here.
All information provided by Claimants is collected, used, and retained by the Claims Administrator pursuant to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) for the purposes of administering the Settlement, including evaluating the Claimant's eligibility status under the Settlement Agreement and protocol for the distribution of the settlement funds. The information provided by the Claimant is strictly private and confidential. Claim submission data is encrypted and securely stored by the claims administrator. All data is destroyed within 1 year of the settlement funds being disbursed.Top
Payment will be made no later than 60 days after the Administrator makes a decision on your claim, denoted by receipt of a Decision Notice.
Accurate claims processing takes a significant amount of time. Your patience is appreciated.Top
You will be mailed a postcard confirming receipt of your submission within 45 days of receiving your claim. You can also contact the Claims Administrator by email at email@example.com or by phone at 1-866-611-1507.Top
Contact the Claims Administrator, who manages the claims process, anytime. We are pleased to help answer your questions. Please call us at 1-866-611-1507 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Top