New Claim Notifications & Digital Explanation of Benefits
Canada Life has made three updates on how you can receive information about your claims.
- New claim notifications.
You’ll now be notified by text or email, instead of through the mail, when you get a prescription filled using your pay-direct drug card or when your health care provider submits a claim for you. These notifications will help you know when a claim has been made on your plan and serve as an additional layer of protection against potential fraud.
- Get your explanation of benefits online.
You’ll now receive your explanation of benefits online through GroupNet for Plan Members when you get a prescription filled using your pay-direct drug card. This will replace the paper version you usually get in the mail and assist you with getting your information faster. If you haven’t signed up for electronic details through GroupNet for Plan Members, you'll continue to receive a paper copy.
- Find out how much you’ll be covered for dental work while you're at the dentist.
When you require dental work, your dentist can submit a request for an estimate of coverage to Canada Life and receive a response back while you wait. You no longer need to wait to get a paper copy in the mail.
You can log in to GroupNet for Plan Members to view your full claims history and get more information about your coverage and balances.
You can also contact Canada Life at 1-855-644-0538.
Open Enrolment is the annual opportunity to update your benefits coverage from October 21, 2019 to November 6, 2019 with changes taking effect January 1, 2020.
There are two changes to the Flexible Benefits Program for plan year 2020.
- Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums are being eliminated January 1, 2020, therefore MSP will cease to be part of the Flexible Benefits Program. For more information on the MSP transition, please refer to the article on @Work.
- Monthly premiums for Employee Basic Life Insurance will decrease from 18 cents to 16 cents per thousand dollars of insurance. The employer will continue to cover premiums for the first $80,000 of insurance ($153.60 annually), and this portion will remain a taxable benefit.
You'll receive an email on October 21 with instructions on how to update your coverage in Employee Self Service. If you don't receive an email, or if you require further information about Open Enrolment, visit the Benefits for Excluded Employees page on MyHR, or contact MyHR for assistance.
Learning Centre Offers Flexible Benefits Webinar
One hour benefits webinars, delivered via Skype meeting, are now available through the Learning Centre. If you have questions or want to learn more about your benefits program, please consider attending one of these sessions.
Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums are being eliminated on January 1, 2020. The BC Public Service will cease administrating its MSP group plan for all employees. There will be changes to how employee health care is managed; however, there will be NO changes to health care coverage.
Employees will be automatically set up on self-administered MSP accounts. Self-administered accounts are managed directly with Health Insurance BC (HIBC). Visit End of Group Plan Coverage for more information.
For more information on the Medical Services Plan, visit the MSP page.
To learn more about the MSP transition, visit the @Work article.
Great-West Life Name Change
January 24, 2019: Updates to Your Benefits Content
The Benefits content on MyHR has been updated for your convenience. All content previously found in the benefits guides can now be found on MyHR. Be sure to update your bookmarks—much of the content has been combined into single locations.
Premiums Adjustment for Optional Employee and Spouse Life Insurance
Effective January 1, 2019, annual premiums for Optional Employee Life Insurance and Optional Spouse Life Insurance will be adjusted slightly. The updated rate table is in the 2019 Flexible Benefits Guide (PDF, 854KB) and the Flexible Benefits at a Glance (PDF, 144KB) document.