Benefit Changes Effective January 1, 2023

Monday, January 9, 2023

The Pension & Benefits Committee has approved the following changes effective January 1st, 2023:



Previous Maximums

New Maximums

Extended Health

Psychologist, Master of Social Work, Registered Psychotherapist

$975 per year

$1,030 per year

All other eligible Paramedical Practitioners, Hearing Care, Orthotics/Orthopedic Footwear

$768 per year

$811 per year

Private Duty Nursing

$23,271 per year

$24,583 per year

Out-of-Pocket Cap

$133 single / $267 family

$138 single / $277 family


Basic and Comprehensive Basic services

$2,466 per year

$2,583 per year

Major Services

$3,716 per year

$3,893 per year


$3,716 per lifetime

$3,893 per lifetime

Retiree Life Insurance

Coverage for those who are eligible and retire on or after January 1, 2023



What does this mean?

The amount available for reimbursement has increased to the new maximum as outlined above. For example, the coverage for paramedical practitioners (e.g., physiotherapy) has an annual reimbursement maximum of $811, instead of $768 per year.

Reminder The official change in our extended health and dental benefits provider from Canada Life to Green Shield Canada (GSC) has taken effect as January 1, 2023.  Using your new member ID number with GSC, please take a moment to enroll online for your GSC Everywhere account using your desktop device or mobile phone using the Apple App Store or Google Play.