Members who are working elsewhere can self pay for plan coverage as long as they maintain their membership in the Union. These members can self pay Plan “A” for the first 3 years after employment through our Union and thereafter may only pay Plan “B” until they retire or return to work through the Union.
Members who retire early can purchase Plan “B” or coverage up to age 65 when the Provincial Pharmacare program and our Retired Members’ benefit package (Plan “C”) becomes available to them.
Members must be age 65 and retired to qualify for Plan “C” coverage. To be eligible for Plan “C” coverage members must apply between their 65th and 70th birthday and must have been on our plan 48 months of the past 60 months immediately before applying for Plan C to qualify.
Effective January 1, 2020 the self pay rates are:
Plan “A” coverage $440.00/month
Plan “B” coverage $240.00/month
Plan “C” coverage $165.00/month
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