Your health

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When you retire, your health coverage changes

You will be enrolled in extended health coverage if you or your dependants meet eligibility requirements. You can also choose to apply for optional dental coverage through your pension. Your coverage in retirement may be different from the coverage you received while you were working. Read the booklet available from Pacific Blue Cross for details about what’s covered.

Health coverage through the pension plan is not guaranteed. Benefit levels, including premiums, may be changed at any time by the WorkSafeBC Pension Committee.

Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) is the plan’s extended health and dental carrier

Pacific Blue Cross provides extended health care and optional dental coverage for you, your spouse and eligible dependants.

Sign in to PBC Member Profile to review and manage your coverage online.

Enrolling in coverage after retirement

Dental coverage through the plan is optional. However, if you don’t enrol in coverage when you start your pension, you may not be able to enrol in the future. Review the eligibility rules before you decide about coverage.

Contact WorkSafeBC to change your coverage

Managing your health in retirement

Take advantage of programs from the Government of BC to help you manage your health.

Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP)

To be eligible to enrol in extended health and dental coverage, you must be covered by MSP or your province’s public health insurance. Find out more about MSP, including how to enrol or update your information.

Save on health care costs

Learn how programs like Pharmacy Compass, Blue Advantage and Preferred Pharmacy Network can save you money.

Six ways to save on health care