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Keep your coverage into retirement

With a Manitoba Blue Cross plan you can meet your health coverage needs as you ease into retirement.

To be eligible, you must be between the ages of 55 and 70 at the time of application and retired from a group benefit plan within the past six months. If you apply within 60 days of the termination of your group benefit plan, a medical review is not required.

Retired over six months ago? Learn about Blue Choice.

Choose from three options

Features Retiree Standard Retiree Basic Accident

HEALTH

Prescription drugs $2,000/year $1,000/year
Practitioner I services $450/year $300/year
Practitioner II services $300/year
Hearing aids $500/5 years $500/5 years
Medical equipment
Other health benefits

DENTAL

Accidental dental
Preventative dental $1,000/year combined with restorative dental $500/year
Restorative dental $1,000/year combined with preventative dental

VISION

Vision $150/2 years

AMBULANCE/HOSPITAL

Ambulance
Semi-private room
Hostel care

TRAVEL

Travel within Canada
Travel assistance
Travel outside Canada 60 days to age 75

ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT

AD&D $20,000 $15,000 $10,000

ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Counselling and support
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This information provides an overview of retiree plans offered by Manitoba Blue Cross. This is not a contract or a complete listing of benefits. For more information, call 204.788.6858.

This information provides an overview of retiree plans offered by Manitoba Blue Cross. This is not a contract or a complete listing of benefits. For more information, call 204.788.6858 (toll free 1.800.873.2583) or download the plan details.

HEALTH

Prescription drugs

  • 80% up to $2,000 per year
  • Includes a pay direct drug card*
  • *A pay direct drug card eliminates the need to pay up front on prescriptions

Practitioner I services

  • 80% up to $35 per visit*
  • $450 per year combined total
  • Treatment/service by:

  • Athletic therapist, chiropractor, foot care nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist, registered clinical psychologist or master of social work
  • *Foot care nurse maximum is $25 per visit. Registered clinical psychologist/master of social work maximum is $50 per visit

Practitioner II services

  • 80% up to $35 per visit*
  • $300 per year combined total
  • Treatment/service by:

  • Acupuncturist, foot care nurse, homeopath, naturopath, nutritional counsellor, osteopath or registered massage therapist
  • *Foot care nurse maximum is $25 per visit

Hearing aids

  • 80% up to $500 per five years

Medical equipment

  • 80% for breathing equipment (e.g. CPAP), crutches, splints, casts, hospital beds, special equipment, walkers, wheelchairs and wigs

Other health benefits

  • 80% for accidental dental, artificial limbs/eyes, assisted care, braces, cervical collars, elastic stockings, compression garments, breast prostheses, surgical bras, cardiac rehabilitation, day surgery assisted care, orthopedic shoes, orthotics and private duty nursing

DENTAL

Preventative dental

  • 80% up to $1,000 per year combined with restorative
  • Services include:

  • Standard checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, denture relines and surgery

Restorative dental

  • 50% up to $1,000 per year combined with preventative for extensive restorations (e.g. dentures, crowns, inlays, bridges)

VISION

  • $150 every two years towards an eye exam, the purchase or repair of frames and/or lenses, including contact lenses

AMBULANCE/HOSPITAL

Ambulance

Plan covers 100% of the following:

  • Emergency ambulance within Manitoba
  • Medical transfer up to $500 per five years
  • Treat no transport
  • Emergency air ambulance up to $5,000 per trip ($10,000 per person, per year)
  • Out of province ambulance ($500 per trip)

Hospital

Plan covers 100% of the following:

  • Semi-private room or $20 per day in-lieu (up to 30 days)
  • Hostel accommodation when medical treatment/diagnostic testing is required in a hospital located outside a 60-kilometer radius of the participant's home

TRAVEL

  • Within Canada: Up to $5 million lifetime
  • Outside Canada: Up to $5 million lifetime; 60-day trip maximum with a 90-day stable period. Travel outside Canada is only covered up to age 75.
  • Includes access to travel assistance.

ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT

  • $20,000 in the event of accidental death, loss of limb or sight by a participant

ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

  • Six counselling sessions per year per certificate through Manitoba Blue Cross's Assistance Program

PLUS

This information provides an overview of retiree plans offered by Manitoba Blue Cross. This is not a contract or a complete listing of benefits. For more information, call 204.788.6858 (toll free 1.800.873.2583) or download the plan details.

HEALTH

Prescription drugs

  • 80% up to $1,000 per year
  • Includes a pay direct drug card*
  • *A pay direct drug card eliminates the need to pay up front on prescriptions

Practitioner I services

  • 80% up to $35 per visit*
  • $300 per year combined total
  • Treatment/service by:

  • Athletic therapist, chiropractor, foot care nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist, registered clinical psychologist or master of social work
  • *Foot care nurse maximum is $25 per visit. Registered clinical psychologist/master of social work maximum is $50 per visit

Hearing aids

  • 80% up to $500 per five years

Medical equipment

  • 80% for breathing equipment (e.g. CPAP), crutches, splints, casts, hospital beds, special equipment, walkers, wheelchairs and wigs

Other health benefits

  • 80% for accidental dental, artificial limbs/eyes, assisted care, braces, cervical collars, elastic stockings, compression garments, breast prostheses, surgical bras, cardiac rehabilitation, day surgery assisted care, orthopedic shoes, orthotics and private duty nursing

DENTAL

Preventative dental

  • 80% up to $500 per year
  • Services include:

  • Standard checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, denture relines and surgery

AMBULANCE/HOSPITAL

Ambulance

Plan covers 100% of the following:

  • Emergency ambulance within Manitoba
  • Medical transfer up to $500 per five years
  • Treat no transport
  • Emergency air ambulance up to $5,000 per trip ($10,000 per person, per year)
  • Out of province ambulance ($500 per trip)

Hospital

Plan covers 100% of the following:

  • Semi-private room or $20 per day in-lieu (up to 30 days)
  • Hostel accommodation when medical treatment/diagnostic testing is required in a hospital located outside a 60-kilometer radius of the participant's home

TRAVEL

  • Within Canada: Up to $5 million lifetime

ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT

  • $15,000 in the event of accidental death, loss of limb or sight by a participant

PLUS

This information provides an overview of retiree plans offered by Manitoba Blue Cross. This is not a contract or a complete listing of benefits. For more information, call 204.788.6858 (toll free 1.800.873.2583) or download the plan details.

HEALTH

Other health benefits

  • 75% for accidental dental up to $1,500 per person per accident

AMBULANCE/HOSPITAL

Ambulance

Plan covers 100% of the following:

  • Emergency ambulance within Manitoba (up to $2,500 per year)
  • Medical transfer up to $500 per five years
  • Treat no transport
  • Emergency air ambulance up to $5,000 per trip ($10,000 per person, per year)
  • Out of province ambulance ($500 per trip)

Hospital

Plan covers 100% of the following:

  • Semi-private room or $20 per day in-lieu (up to 30 days)
  • Hostel accommodation when medical treatment/diagnostic testing is required in a hospital located outside a 60-kilometer radius of the participant's home

ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT

  • $10,000 in the event of accidental death, loss of limb or sight by a participant

PLUS

You can also purchase your plan in person or by phone at 204.788.6858