Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies - Charges for the rental of or, at the option of Great West Life, the purchase of durable medical equipment of the type and model adequate for the Insured Person’s medical needs based on the nature and severity of the disability, such as but not limited to:

  • Hospital beds, wheelchairs, iron lung, and canes;
  • Rigid or semi-rigid braces for back, neck, arm or leg and non-dental prosthesis, such as artificial limbs and eyes, surgical corsets, crutches, casts, splints, trusses, when required for a medical condition which has been arrested or corrected by surgery, including replacement if required because of a change in physical condition;
  • Breast prosthesis - Once per lifetime;
  • Surgical brassieres - Once per lifetime;
  • Custom Made Compression Hose, excluding elastic stockings – 2 pair per calendar year;
  • Stump Socks – 2 per calendar year
  • Wigs – Once per Lifetime; and
  • Glucometer - Once per Lifetime

Not eligible are items of personal comfort, convenience, exercise, safety, self-help or environmental control items, or items which may also be used for non-medical reasons, such as, but not limited to heating pads or lamps, communication aids, air conditioners or cleaners, and whirlpool baths or saunas.

Before incurring any major expenses you are encouraged to submit details to the Claims Office to determine to what extent benefits are payable. In any event, a letter will be required from a licensed Physician describing the nature of the disability and the type, medical need and estimated duration of any required durable medical equipment.


The Ontario Assistive Devices Program may provide partial reimbursement for certain expenses listed above, e.g. prosthetic devices, respiratory equipment, hearing aids, wheelchairs, hospital beds, etc. Further

Insulators Local 95 Benefit Trust Fund c/o Benefit Plan Administrators 
90 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Suite 300 Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C3