What is the advantage of this retiree plan compared with other retiree plans?
We have negotiated with the insurer for a competitive retiree plan and preferred rates due to the strength of our membership numbers. There are no broker fees included in the monthly rates and you do not need to complete a medical questionnaire to apply. There is also no age limit for any of the benefits.
Do I qualify for this plan?
If you are retiring, age 50+, covered by Provincial Health (MSP), and were covered under a group employee benefits plan less than 60 days ago, you qualify for this plan.
What benefits does this plan include?
This plan includes health, prescription drug and optional dental benefits.
Is travel coverage included under this plan?
Travel coverage for medical emergencies that occur within Canada are included under this plan, but travel coverage outside of Canada is not included. You can choose to purchase separate travel coverage through Pacific Blue Cross or another insurer. If you do choose to enroll under this retiree benefit plan, you can then purchase travel insurance through Pacific Blue Cross with 10% savings as a plan member.
How much does this plan cost?
The cost will vary depending on who you choose to cover under the plan, your age and if you choose to include dental benefits.
Who pays the monthly rates for this benefit plan?
This is an individual plan for retirees, so you would be responsible for the monthly rate payments.
Can I cover my spouse and/or children under this plan?
Yes! You can choose to cover your spouse and/or eligible children under this plan. Keep in mind that the monthly rates are different for single, couple or family coverage.
Will I need to complete a medical questionnaire?
No medical questionnaire is required to be completed in order to apply for this plan.
Who do I contact if I have questions or want to apply for this plan?
You can contact Pacific Blue Cross directly if you have any additional questions. If you'd like to apply for this plan, click here to download the application form.
*** Make sure to mention that you're interested in the BCCA Retiree Plan when you contact Pacific Blue Cross. ***
Call: 604-419-2200 or 1-800-USE-BLUE (1-800-873-2583)
Visit: Pacific Blue Cross
4250 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 4W6
How do I submit a claim?
You can submit claims to Pacific Blue Cross using their phone app, website, by mail, or in person.