Retirement health and dental coverage
While the situation continues to evolve, it’s important to maintain coverage for unexpected emergency situations.
COVID-19 premium reduction
In response to COVID-19, Pacific Blue Cross reduced premiums in July, August and September 2020 because retired members were unable to access certain services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As dental and extended health care services have now returned, premiums also returned to their usual amount in October 2020.
At the moment, current enrolment rules apply:
- If you’re enrolled in either of the dental plans, you need to remain a member of the plan for a minimum of 12 months.
- If you cancel and later decide to re-enrol, you’ll need proof of continuous coverage in another plan.
If you have questions about claims, visit the Pacific Blue Cross website or contact them by phone: Lower Mainland: 604-419-2000 or toll-free in Canada: 1-877-722-2583.
Pacific Blue Cross also provides general information about COVID-19 and group benefits through their online COVID-19 Resource Centre.