What's New

Open Enrolment

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.

MSP Transition

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.

IMPORTANT: You must verify your personal information before December 31, 2019.

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.

You can review and update your address on the Employee Self Service page. Visit the “Benefits Summary” page to review your dependent information. If your name or dependent information is incorrect, you should submit an MSP Group Change Request Form through an AskMyHR services request.

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

Effective April 3, 2019, Great-West Life has announced that their three companies, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, will be coming together under one brand—Canada Life.
 
There is no change to your benefits. No action is required by you. You can continue to use your benefits card as you always have, and you can still submit claims on GroupNet for Plan Members with the same login. There will be a transition period to the new Canada Life brand, so you'll continue to see the Great-West Life logo until the change is complete. 

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.