Retirement health coverage and you

Support your health and peace of mind. Learn about the coverage options available to you as a retired member of BC's College Pension Plan.


Eligibility 

You are eligible to enrol in the extended health care and dental plans if you are:

  • A retired member receiving a pension from the College Pension Plan
  • A permanent resident of Canada
  • Covered under your provincial health insurance plan

Your spouse and/or eligible dependant(s) may qualify for coverage if:

  • You are eligible for coverage under the extended health care and/or dental plan
  • They are covered under their provincial health insurance plan

If you are receiving a pension as a beneficiary of a plan member, you may qualify for coverage. Contact us for more information.

Moving to a new province

If you move from one province or territory in Canada to another, you are eligible for coverage if you:

  • Were already enrolled before you moved (or had continuous coverage under a different plan)
  • Notify us of your new address within 60 days of your move, and confirm the date of your move
  • Enrol in the provincial health insurance plan of your new province or territory

Moving to a new country or returning to Canada

If you are moving out of the country and will no longer be a permanent resident of Canada, you will no longer be eligible for retirement health coverage. You may be able to reapply for extended health care and/or dental coverage if you return to live in Canada and apply within 60 days of your return.


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External links for retirement health coverage

Green Shield Canada

Medical Services Plan of BC

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