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For information on Benefits in Retirement please refer to this document (English/French). Scroll down for the current benefits booklet and application for retirees.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Your plan covers charges for prescribed drugs or medicines that are eligible with Manitoba Pharmacare. Effective March 14, 2023, glucose monitoring products are covered by Manitoba Pharmacare. Your coverage under the plan has been revised to align with their criteria.

 

NEW FOR JANUARY 1, 2024!

Prescription Drugs:

Dispensing Fee Maximum – your presciption cost includes the price of the medication and the pharmacist’s dispensing fee. Your plan currently covers up to $7 per prescription (at 80% reimbursement) for dispensing fees. This means you pay any additional amount of dispensing fee out of your own pocket. Effective January 1, 2024, your drug plan’s dispensing fee maximum is increasing from $7 to $10 per prescription.

Calendar Year Drug Maximum – your prescription drug maximum is currently $2,500 per person per calendar year. Effective January 1, 2024, your drug maximum will increase from $2,500 to $2,750 per person per calendar year. 

Extended Health and Dental Plans for School Division Retirees (not applicable to Winnipeg School Division MGEU Local 460 retirees):

The Manitoba Public School Employees (MPSE) Retiree Plans cover a broad range of Health and Dental services to protect you and your dependents. Dental coverage is optional if you are enrolling in the retiree Health plan. There is no 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 were employed for at least 5 consecutive years in a public school division immediately prior to retirement (casual employment not included).

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 employer-administered 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.

Current monthly rates effective September 1, 2023 are:

Health:

  • If you participated in an active MPSE Health plan immediately prior to retirement:
    • $116.95 single / $233.90 family
  • If you were not participating in an active MPSE Health plan immediately prior to retirement (or you are applying more than 90 days after retirement but within 90 days of losing alternate employer-administered group Health coverage):
    • $124.45 single / $248.90 family

Dental:

  • If you participated in an active MPSE Dental plan immediately prior to retirement:
    • $56.40 single / $131.30 family
  • If you were not participating in an active MPSE Dental plan immediately prior to retirement (or you are applying more than 90 days after retirement but within 90 days of losing alternate employer-administered group Dental coverage):
    • $63.90 single / $146.30 family

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

  • Retiree Health/Dental Plan – Booklet
  • Retiree Health/Dental Plan – Application (also under Forms)

 

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.