New benefit maximums, effective January 1, 2024

Thursday, January 4, 2024

The Pension & Benefits Committee has approved the following changes effective January 1, 2024:

Benefit Provision Previous Maximums New Maximums

Extended Health

Psychologist, Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist

$1,030 per year

$1,067 per year

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

$811 per year

$841 per year

Private Duty Nursing

$24,583 per year

$25,478 per year

Out-of-Pocket Cap

$138 single / $277 family

$143 single / $288 family


Basic and Comprehensive Basic services

$2,583 per year

$2,803 per year

Major Services

$3,893 per year

$4,224 per year


$3,893 per lifetime

$4,224 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 $841, instead of $811 per year.