Reminder: Apply for benefits under the 2018–2019 Parental Leave Program

Issue: BCMJ, Vol. 60, No. 1, January, February 2018, page(s) 57 Pulsimeter

Are you a physician practising in BC? Are you or your physician spouse having or adopting a baby or planning a pregnancy during the period of 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019? If so, then it is important to take advantage of the Parental Leave Program, one of the negotiated benefits administered by Doctors of BC. In addition to pregnancy benefits for female physicians, the program provides parental benefits for male physicians and adoptive parents. Benefits are payable for up to 17 weeks at the rate of 50% of eligible income up to a maximum of $1000/week. For more information or an application package, please contact Lorie Lynch, PLP administrator, at 1 800 665-2262 (ext. 2882), 604 638-2882, or llynch@doctorsofbc.ca.

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