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Extended Health Care and Vision Services

Check with your employer to find out if extended health care coverage is offered.

This benefit pays for prescription drugs, a range of paramedical services and vision care costs.

Coverage includes:

  • Costs for emergency care while traveling outside of Canada.
  • Costs for a semi-private hospital room.
  • Costs for the services of paramedical practitioners are covered to a maximum benefit of $750 per calendar year for each of the following groupings:
    • Osteopath, Chiropractor, Podiatrist
    • Nutritionist, Dietician
    • Naturopath, Acupuncturist
    • Physiotherapist, Massage Therapist
    • Speech Therapist, Audiologist
    • Psychologist, Licensed Counselor
  • Cost for drugs legally requiring a prescription are covered 100% with no deductible.
  • The cost of the Medical Travel deductible under the government health insurance plan up to $250.
  • Costs for medical supplies and equipment not supplied by the government health insurance plan.
  • Vision Care costs for the purchases of lenses, frames, or contact lenses prescribed by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist, to a maximum of $350 in any 24 consecutive months for adults, every 12 consecutive months for children. Costs for Laser Eye Surgery to a lifetime maximum of $1,500.

This is a partial list only and employees are encouraged to contact their employer for complete plan details.

Employees have the choice of single coverage; spouse only coverage or family coverage for their spouse and dependent children.

Your extended health care benefits terminate at age 70.