What's new?

We’ve increased your Flex Dollars!

That’s right. You’ve got even more Flex Dollars to spend now. This is all about our investment in you and in support of your and your family’s wellness—be it physical, financial, mental or emotional.

What else is new?

You’ll notice that the YouFlex re-enrolment site has a new look and feel this year and we’ve added a benefit decision tool to help you make the best benefit choices for you and your family. In addition, the re-enrolment process has been simplified, making it faster and easier to choose your benefits.

2022 plan rates

Benefit costs are changing and so are your Flex Dollars. COVID-19 continues to affect us all in unpredictable and unprecedented ways. We are seeing some modest cost increases due to a rise in our benefits usage. These increases are in line with what other Canadian employers are seeing.

The amount you pay for your benefits is based on the coverage you choose and who you cover. Last year, we froze your premiums and kept them unchanged from the previous year. Don’t forget, you can apply your additional Flex Dollars to help or completely cover the cost increases. You’ll find the updated costs on the benefit re-enrolment site.

Expanded coverage

We’re also supporting our Sobeys teammates by broadening our coverage and adding gender affirmation benefits to the plan. This benefit can be used for a number of procedures. You can learn more in the plan booklet. Look for it under “Plan Resources” when you enrol.

Your Personal Wellness Account closes on April 30

In May 2021, Sobeys created a Personal Wellness Account (PWA) for every teammate enrolled in YouFlex, and that account remains active until April 30, 2022. All PWA claims must be for expenses incurred before May 1, 2022. You submit claims to your PWA to Medavie Blue Cross, just like any other claim, but make sure you do it before July 29, 2022.

Not sure what you can use it for? Contact Medavie at 1-888-691-8898.

What you need to do

Think about what’s changed in your life during the past year and whether you should adjust your coverage because of it. Not sure? Then use the new benefit decision tool. You may find that a different combination of coverage will better suit your needs.