Health & Welfare


Local 213 Electrical Workers’ Welfare Plan processes your Dental claims (not Pacific Blue Cross). Identity cards are not issued.  The Dental Care benefit is essentially a Healthcare Spending Account and the Welfare Plan office does not approve pre-determinations/pre-authorizations for procedures.  If you/the Member has a sufficient balance to cover the service(s), and it is not an ineligible expense*, the Plan will reimburse.  Due to privacy reasons, Member account balances will not be revealed to your Dental office, only to the Member.

A friendly reminder the deadline to submit 2023 dental, optical and hearing aid claims is March 31, 2024. 

Effective Jan 1, 2024:  Hearing Aid claims are to be reimbursed by Pacific Blue Cross ($1,000/3 calendar years) and should be submitted to the insurer if the date of service is on/after that date.  

Coverage Comparison

The annual dental allowances are summarized in the table below:


Plan A

Plan B

Plan C


Prior to Jan 1, 2024:  $2,500 dental/hearing aids (per family per year)**

Effective Jan 1, 2024:  $2,800 dental (per family per year)**, Hearing aid coverage moved to Pacific Blue Cross

Not Applicable (Not Covered)

$1,500/family combined per calendar year (with optical)

Effective Jan 1, 2024:  Hearing aid coverage moved to Pacific Blue Cross


Federal Dental Benefit for Seniors (Info for Plan C Members)

Please be aware that the new Federal Dental benefit for seniors requires that any applicants do not have access to dental insurance.  This means that if you are on Plan C, or even Plan A because you are still working and qualify for coverage under that Plan, you should not apply for coverage under this new plan.

Any claims submitted to the office which show that the Federal Dental benefit was the first payor, expecting the Electrical Workers’ Welfare Plan to be second payor, will not be paid, as this means that the individual is misreporting their coverage status to the CRA and the Federal Plan.

Dental Claim Requirements

Payment will be made on presentation of the following:

    • the date of service,
    • amount of payment
    • name of member (or dependent)
    • If there is another plan involved with a claim (i.e. spouse’s plan), members must provide copies of this coverage along with the above originals.

Payment for dental can be made directly to your dentist.  Your dentist must call the Welfare Plan office to have this arrangement set up.  Expenses will be applied to the Member’s annual account balance based on the later of the date of service/proof of payment.


  • *Ineligible expenses:  Unnecessary or cosmetic dentistry, including bleaching and veneers, are not covered by this Plan except with the consent of the Plan Trustees.
  • Any dental expenses resulting from an accidental injury are covered under your extended heath plan, please check your Pacific Blue Cross brochure for details.

Please be advised that the Plan Trustees have the ability to pro-rate coverage. 

**Members with less than four (4) months of coverage in the calendar year will be pro-rated to 1/12 of the dental limit for each month of coverage.

Hearing Aids 

Effective Jan 1, 2024:  submit claims to Pacific Blue Cross for reimbursement. Please check your Pacific Blue Cross brochure for details.

Submission Methods

Submitting Dental Claims

The benefits office will accept claims by mail, e-mail, or fax for optical. Please keep your original receipts in case we ask to see them.

The following documents and information are required for reimbursement: 

  1. Original Paid Receipt and,
  2. Standard Dental Claim Form (dental only)
  3. Member’s Name
  4. Member’s Address (full Street Address, City, Province, and Postal Code)

Please send or ask the dental office to send PDF, JPEG or fax copies of the required documents.

Alternatively, we have direct reimbursement available for dental offices. To take advantage of direct reimbursement, your dental office should contact the Welfare Plan office for the required information.

Fax: (604) 571-6544
Mailing Address:

Local 213 Electrical Workers’ Welfare Plan
1424 Broadway Street

Port Coquitlam, B.C.
V3C 5W2

The last day of payment for dental claims will be March 31st of the following year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a Standard Dental Claim Form and how do I get one?

A: A Standard Dental Claim Form outlines the work performed by the dentist and is supplied by the dental office.