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Retiree

You’re looking for flexible coverage that gives you the freedom to meet your unique needs. Replace your employer group plan with the coverage options below and build a plan that’s right for you.

You’re looking for flexible coverage that gives you the freedom to meet your unique needs. Replace your employer group plan with the coverage options below and build a plan that’s right for you.

Extended Health

The overall maximum for all levels of extended health is $7,500 per year (excludes Accidental Death and Dismemberment and travel)

Hospital

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

Paramedical practitioners

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Individual Assistance Program (IAP) 12 sessions 12 sessions 12 sessions
Psychologist per visit $75 $75 $75
Psychologist maximum $450 $600 $750
Chiropractor per visit - $35 $35
Physiotherapist per visit - $50 $50
Massage therapist per visit - $50 $50
Combined maximum (chiropractor, physiotherapist and massage therapist) - $500 $750
Podiatrist and chiropodist per visit - $25 $25
Combined maximum (podiatrist and chiropodist) - $300 $300
Acupuncturist, homeopath, osteopath and naturopath per visit - - $50
Combined maximum (acupuncturist, homeopath, osteopath and naturopath) - - $650
Speech language pathologist per visit - - $80
Speech language pathologist maximum - - $500

Medical device supplies

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Ambulance services (ground and air) 100% 100% 100%
Accidental dental care (per incident) $2,000 $2,500 $3,000
Custom braces (every two years) - 70%;$750 70%;$750
Foot orthotics - $300 $300
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 $1000
Ileostomy/colostomy, urinary catheters and supplies - $1,200 $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 - - $1,000
Wigs and hairpieces (every five years) - $250 $250
Balance online wellness program Included Included Included

Vision care

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Vision care including eye exams (every two years) $150 $300 $500

Travel

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Travel per trip maximum (terminates at age 85*) $5 million $5 million $5 million
Travel days per trip 30 60 90
Travel plan discount (additional coverage) 15% 20% 25%
Stability clause 90 days 90 days 90 days

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

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

Life

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)** $15,000 $20,000 $25,000

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

Dental

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Basic and preventive care includes checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions and root canals 70% 75% 80%
Dentures - 50% 50%
Periodontics - 50% 80%
Extensive includes crowns, bridges and implants - - 50%
Combined annual dental maximums $750 $1,500 $2000

Prescription Drug

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Coverage level direct bill 70% 75% 80%
Prescription drug maximum (includes diabetic supplies, contraceptives, smoking cessation and vaccines)*** $1,000 $2,000 $3,000

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