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Pharmacy Asymptomatic Testing Program

As of October 20, 2020, Alberta is pausing asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to those with no COVID-19 exposure.

Blue Choice

Stay well with flexible health, dental and drug coverage options. Build a plan that’s right for you with our coverage options below.

Stay well with flexible health, dental and drug coverage options. Build a plan that’s right for you with our coverage options below.

Extended Health

The overall maximum for all levels of extended health is $5,000 per year (excludes Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Travel and Term life)

Hospital

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Preferred hospital accommodations (semi-private or private rooms) - $2,000 $3,000
Hospital cash - $400 $600
Hospital beds (lifetime maximum) - $1,500 $1,500
Home nursing - $3,000 $5,000
Auxiliary care - - $1,000

Paramedical practitioners

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Individual Assistance Program (IAP) 12 sessions 12 sessions 12 sessions
Ambulance services (ground and air) 100% 100% 100%
Psychologist per visit $75 $75 $75
Psychologist maximum $150 $750 $750
Chiropractor per visit - $35 $35
Physiotherapist per visit - $50 $50
Massage therapist per visit - $50 $50
Combined maximum (chiropractor, physiotherapist and massage therapist) - $350 $500
Podiatrist and chiropodist per visit - $25 $25
Podiatrist and chiropodist per year - $300 $300
Acupuncturist, homeopath, osteopath and naturopath per visit - - $50
Combined maximum (acupuncturist, homeopath, osteopath and naturopath) - - $350

Medical device supplies

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Accidental dental care (per incident) $2,000 $2,500 $3,000
Custom braces (every two years) - 70%;$750 70%;$750
Foot orthotics - 70%;$200 70%;$200
Orthopedic shoes - $250 $250
Wheelchair (every three years) - $1,500 $1,500
Medical aids (crutches, canes, casts, cervical collars, walkers, splints, trusses and traction kits) - $250 $250
CPAP sleep apnea appliance (every five years) - $500 $750
Hearing aids (every four years) - $500 $750
Ileostomy/colostomy, urinary catheters and supplies - 80%; $1,200 80%; $1,200
Surgical stockings - $200 $200
Mastectomy prosthesis (every two years) - $200 (single) $200 (single)
Mastectomy prosthesis (every two years) - $400 (double) $400 (double)
Prosthetics - $300 $300
Oxygen and equipment - $2,500 $2,500
Blood pressure monitor (every five years) - $150 $150
Balance online wellness program Included Included Included

Vision care

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Vision care including eye exams (every two years) - $200 $250

Travel

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Travel per trip maximum (terminates at age 70*) $5 million $5 million $5 million
Travel days per trip 10 17 30
Travel plan discount (additional coverage) 15% 20% 25%
Stability clause 90 days 90 days 90 days

Life

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Term life benefits** (terminates at age 55*) $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)** $15,000 $20,000 $25,000

**Underwritten by Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada.

* "Terminates at age" references the age when a benefit is no longer available for that specific individual

Dental

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Basic and preventive care (three-month waiting period) includes checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions and root canals 70% 75% 80%
First year maximum $600 $600 $600
Dentures (one-year waiting period) - 50% 50%
Periodontics (one-year waiting period) - 50% 80%
Extensive (two-year waiting period) includes crowns, bridges and implants - - 50%
Orthodontic (two-year waiting period) (lifetime maximum) - - 50%; $2,000
Second and subsequent years maximum (combined basic and extensive) - $1,250 $1500

Prescription Drug

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Coverage level reimbursement 70% - -
Coverage level direct bill - 70% 80%
Prescription drug maximum (includes diabetic supplies, contraceptives, smoking cessation and vaccines)*** $10,000 $10,000 $10,000

***Reduces to $2,000 per year once any individual turns 65

Additional features

Balance

Your Blue Choice plan includes exclusive access to Balance, our online wellness program to support and promote your health.

Balance

Blue Advantage

You will also enjoy access to Blue Advantage, a program that enables Alberta Blue Cross plan members to save on medical, vision care and many other products and services regardless of whether the item is covered under your benefit plan or not.

Blue Advantage

Blue Choice Portability

In the future, you may have an opportunity to acquire group benefits through an employer. But there’s no need to leave your Blue Choice Level Behind. By converting to the Blue Choice Portability, you maintain the option to resume coverage in the future without a medical review by contacting us within 30 days of when your employer plan terminates. This guarantees you and your family will always have access to an Alberta Blue Cross individual plan, regardless of what medical conditions may develop.

Contact us at 1-800-394-1965 if you have any questions or would like to enrol in the Portability plan.