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Add a spouse or dependant(s) to your retirement health coverage

Send us a form to add your spouse and/or eligible dependant(s) to your extended health care and/or dental coverage after you start receiving your pension.


Submit the form

  1. Complete the form online
  2. Print, sign and date it
  3. Attach any required documents to the form
  4. Submit the form to BC's College Pension Plan

Eligibility

You can add your spouse and/or dependant(s) to your extended health care and/or dental coverage if you currently have coverage, and your spouse and/or dependant(s):

  • Have medical coverage through a provincial health plan in the province where they live (if they are applying for extended health care coverage)
  • Are joining the plan within 60 days of your pension effective date or have had continuous coverage in a different plan (if they are applying after the 60-day period has ended)
 

If you have not yet applied for your pension, you can add your spouse and/or dependant(s) to your extended health care and/or dental coverage as part of your pension application.

Required information
If you are applying for coverage for you, your spouse and/or eligible dependant(s) 60 days or more after your pension effective date, check the Green Shield Canada My Benefit Plan booklet to see if you meet the eligibility criteria.

External links for applying for retirement health coverage

Read the Green Shield Canada My Benefit Plan booklet

Green Shield Canada

Medical Services Plan of BC

Related content for applying for retirement health coverage

Retirement health coverage premiums