Retirees Extended Health

The Retiree Health Plan covers a broad range of Health related services to protect you and your dependents. There is no Dental coverage or Vision coverage for lenses/frames in retirement.

You are eligible to apply for coverage under this plan if you are at least age 50 and have had at least 5 continuous years of service in a public school division immediately prior to retirement. You must apply within 90 days of retiring, even if you weren’t participating in an active plan before retirement. Late applications will not be accepted.

A retiree can also apply for coverage immediately following the loss of alternate group coverage (if the retiree can provide documentation confirming the date the other coverage was lost).

The application can be accessed below and should be sent directly to Blue Cross at the address on the form. Coverage starts the first of the month following the date Blue Cross receives your application. Blue Cross will collect the monthly deposit rates from your bank account. Monthly rates effective September 1, 2017 are (WANTE retirees are only eligible for the WANTE Retiree Health Plan – please see below):

  • If you participated in an active plan immediately prior to retirement:
    • $96.00 single / $192.00 family
  • If you were not participating in an active plan immediately prior to retirement (or you are applying more than 90 days after retirement but within 90 days of losing alternate group coverage):
    • $103.50 single / $207.00 family

If you joined the Retiree Health Plan prior to January 1, 2008, Travel Health coverage was optional so it may not be included in your plan. Your Blue Cross ID card will tell you if you have Travel Coverage. If you cannot locate your card you can print a new one on the Blue Cross website.

For details of your coverage, please click on the applicable link below:

WANTE Retiree Health Plan

For retired WANTE employees the booklet and application can be accessed below. It should be sent directly to Blue Cross at the address on the form. Coverage starts the first of the month following the date Blue Cross receives your application. Blue Cross will collect the monthly deposit rates from your bank account.

Monthly rates effective September 1, 2017 are:

  • $57.65 single
  • $115.30 family

For details of your coverage, please click on the applicable link below: