Benefits for Bargaining Unit Employees
This benefits program is for employees who meet the eligibility requirements and apply for coverage. Make sure you're familiar with your benefits by reading through the Benefits Guide for Bargaining Unit Employees (PDF, 572KB) or Your Benefits at a Glance (PDF, 101KB)
Medical Services Plan (MSP)
MSP insures medically required services provided by physicians and health care practitioners to all eligible British Columbians.
Extended Health & Dental
The extended health plan assists with medical expenses such as prescription drugs, prescription glasses, medical equipment (such as a wheelchair) and services like physiotherapy and eye exams.
The dental plan assists with dental expenses for services like routine checkups, cleaning, fillings, crowns, bridges and orthodontic services.
Access your personalized coverage and claims information at GroupNet for plan members. You can also sign up for direct deposit and submit claims electronically. See Benefits Guide 2017 for details on what's covered.
The life insurance plan provides employee life insurance and also gives you the opportunity to select optional spouse and dependent life insurance.
Travel Medical Insurance
If you are travelling out of province for business or personal reasons, you should review your health coverage prior to your trip to ensure that you have adequate health coverage.
Check if you and your family are eligible for coverage.
Enrolling & Updating Your Benefits
If you wish to be covered under the extended health and dental plan, MSP, and/or the Optional Spouse and Dependent Life Insurance Plan, you must apply once you are eligible. You are automatically covered for employee life insurance but you may wish to designate a beneficiary. Waiting periods may apply so you should verify coverage is in effect prior to purchasing items or services.
If you have changes in your family status such as having a baby, you must update your coverage.
Updates to Benefits for Bargaining Unit Employees
Stay up-to-date with changes to your benefits program.
Converting to Individual Benefits Plans
The conversion policy enables an employee to convert to an individual extended health, dental and life insurance plans when their group coverage ends.