Canadian Tax Forms Updates for 2020
2020 T4 UpdateThe CRA announced that all Canadian employers must report certain employment payments related to COVID-19 on the 2020 T4 Slip. This additional information is intended to validate payments made to employees under the CERB. The new T4 codes relate to COVID-19 Periods. Each pay date that falls in these ranges will be updated on the corresponding boxes on your T4.
Code 57: Employment income – March 15 to May 9 (Pay Dates)
Code 58: Employment income – May 10 to July 4 (Pay Dates)
Code 59: Employment income – July 5 to August 29 (Pay Dates)
Code 60: Employment income – August 30 to September 26 (Pay Dates)
2020 T2200 UpdateCRA announced that it will allow employees working from home 2020 due to COVID-19 with modest expenses to claim up to $400.00, based on the amount of time working from home, without the need to track detailed expenses and will not request people to provide a signed T2200 from their employers
An email announcement will go out in February, once tax documents are prepared and ready to be downloaded on your ADP Workforce Now profile.
CANADA HEALTH BENEFITS TRANSITION FROM MANULIFE TO SUN LIFE EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2020
To help deliver a benefits program that will continue to evolve and grow with us, we have transitioned from Manulife to Sun Life. This is a critical first step in the journey of modernizing the benefit offerings at IMAX. Your benefits coverage will not change as a result of this transition, but your drug card and the plan policy number will. You will submit any claims incurred prior to September 30, 2020 to Manulife. All new claims on or after October 1, 2020 will be submitted to Sun Life. Sun Life began this transition process by sending communications directly to employees in September.
Sun Life supports and provides resources for your Mental Wellness, too.
To login to your BenefitPlan Manager portal and for more details regarding your employee benefits in the USA, visit the BenefitPlan Manager website or call 973-398-8558.
Access to Virtual Care
Telehealth gives you access to health care providers from the comfort of your home through digital audio-visual technologies, such as FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or dedicated telehealth applications.
UnitedHealthcare expanded access to telehealth to help you stay in your home and reduce exposure to the virus.
These visits are also ideal for urgent care treatment of other illnesses, like the seasonal flu, allergies, pink eye and more.
If you have any questions regarding Telehealth access, please contact UnitedHealthcare at 866-314-0335.
If you have any questions regarding your benefits please contact your local employee benefit provider. If you have further questions, please contact your IMAX Payroll & Benefits Team at email@example.com or reach out to your HR Business Partner for further guidance.
Global Employee Assistance Plan
As part of your benefits, EAP services are available at no extra cost, for you and your family. This includes referrals, seeing in-network clinicians and initial consultations with mediators or financial and legal experts.
To access our anonymous Employee Assistance Programs available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, please visit:
Optum Live and Work Well and use access code 'IMAXglobal' (for those outside of the USA).
Optum Live and Work Well and use access code 'imax' (for those in the USA).
For more details on how you can access our Employee Assistance Plans please visit the IMAX Insider website, and go to 'My HR', 'Payroll Compensation, Benefits & Perks'.
Managing personal finances can be daunting and stressful under normal circumstances, but given this current period of uncertainty and rapid change, it can seem truly overwhelming. Check the Resources section below, where we’ve got information and tips to help you navigate these rough waters so you can feel more secure today without jeopardizing your future financial wellbeing.
US Employees: John Hancock
Canadian Employees: Manulife Retirement