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Extended Health Plan for Retirees
Winnipeg Association of Non-Teaching Employees (WANTE) Retirees click here
All Other School Division Retirees:
The Manitoba Public School Employees (MPSE) 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 been employed as a regular (not casual) employee for at least 5 continuous years 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 MPSE plan before retirement), or within 90 days from the end of your active coverage. Late applications will not be accepted.
A retiree can also apply for coverage within 90 days 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 the email address or fax number on the form. Coverage starts the first of the month following the date your application is received. Blue Cross will collect the monthly deposit rates from your bank account on the first of each month.
Monthly rates effective September 1, 2020 are:
- If you participated in an active MPSE plan immediately prior to retirement:
- $107.80 single / $215.60 family
- If you were not participating in an active MPSE plan immediately prior to retirement (or you are applying more than 90 days after retirement but within 90 days of losing alternate group coverage):
- $115.30 single / $230.60 family
For details of your coverage, please click on the applicable link below:
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.