Health & Welfare


Local 213 Electrical Workers’ Welfare Plan processes your Optical Claims (not Pacific Blue Cross). Identity cards are not issued

The Plan will pay $500.00 for the family for optical purchased within the calendar year.

Eyeglasses or contact lenses must be prescribed by an optometrist or oculist and contain corrective lenses. Optical will be applied to the calendar year in which the product/service is purchased. Members may use the annual $500.00 allowance for Corrective Laser Eye Surgery or bi-annual eye examinations that are not covered by the BC Medical Plan.

Payment will be made on presentation of the following:

An ORIGINAL ITEMIZED PAID RECEIPT indicating who the optical purchase is for, correction of lenses and the method of payment. If there is another plan involved with a claim, Members must provide copies of this coverage along with the above original.

**Please note that receipts that are issued by the online supplier, Clearly Contacts and are submitted to our office along with a copy of the patient’s prescription will now be accepted. No other online supplier receipts will be accepted for payment.

**Please be advised that the Plan Trustees have the ability to pro-rate coverage where circumstances warrant.

Note: Local 213 Electrical Workers’ Welfare Plan does not accept any optical receipts from the following optical stores: Your Eyes Only Optical or Skylight Optical.

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


Forward your ORIGINAL ITEMIZED PAID RECEIPT for optical to:

1424 Broadway Street
Port Coquitlam BC  V3C 5W2

Please include the following:

Members name


Copy of recent prescription

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an Itemized Paid Receipt and how do I get one?

A: An Itemized Paid Receipt is issued by the optical supplier and must indicate the date of purchase, the name of the person whom the optical claim is for, the correction of the lenses or contacts, breakdown of the frame and lenses cost and the method of payment.

Q: Can I buy frames only?

A: Lenses can be purchased for existing frames if the lenses are corrective lenses. Frames only are not an eligible expense.