The British Columbia Government Retired Employees' Association (BCGREA) is pleased to announce that the Association is now sponsoring a Health & Wellness Benefit Program to future and current retirees, including spouses of deceased retirees to participate in the BC Public Sector Retiree Health & Wellness Benefit Plan administered by Johnson Inc.
The BCGREA offers two different Extended Health Care (EHC) plan designs to account for any additional coverage you may already have:
- Those who have EHC coverage under the Public Service Pension Plan (or other BC Pension Corporation Pension Plan) insured by Pacific Blue Cross can extend full EHC benefits coverage to their spouse and eligible dependents, and receive some prescription drug coverage plus emergency travel coverage for themselves.
- Those who do not have EHC coverage under the Public Service Pension Plan (or other BC Pension Corporation Pension Plan) insured by Pacific Blue Cross are eligible for full EHC benefits coverage (including spousal and dependent coverage) under the BCGREA plan.
For BCGREA members in good standing who are vested in any British Columbia government-sponsored pension plan, there is an open enrolment period from October 15, 2013 to December 15, 2013 to join the Extended Health Care with Prestige Travel Plan without providing medical evidence of insurability.
Following the open enrolment period, new BCGREA members may apply for this coverage within 60 days of losing existing employer group coverage without submitting medical evidence for eligibility. After 60 days, Extended Health Care applications require medical evidence of insurability and may be declined coverage.
For more information on these products and benefit eligibility, please refer to the Plan Summary and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document, or view the Certificates of Insurance. For further questions, please contact BCGREA's Plan Administrator, Johnson Inc., toll free at 1-866-799-0000
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