Group medical benefits - Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)


The PSHCP provides access to Medical and Drug Insurance for pensioners, survivors and dependants.


Any person in receipt of an ongoing recognized pension, survivor's or children's benefit pursuant to an Act identified in Schedule IV, as amended from time to time by the Treasury Board of Canada, is eligible to join or to continue coverage under the PSHCP when their pension becomes payable (except those persons who immediately prior to retirement were employed by a non-participating organization on or after the specified date as identified in Schedule II of this Plan Document).

Any individual who is a member of the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) client group as defined in Schedule III is eligible to join the Plan.

A member's dependant is eligible to participate in the Plan provided the dependant satisfies the eligibility criteria stipulated in the definition of dependant child or spouse.


Plan participants are reimbursed for all or part of the costs they have incurred for eligible services and products, as identified in the Plan Document, only after they have taken advantage of benefits provided by their provincial/territorial health insurance plan or other third party sources of health care expense assistance to which the participant has a legal right.


Contact the local unit Orderly Room for more information on the Public Service Health Care Plan. Alternatively, for retired members and their dependants, contact VAC at 1-866-522-2122 or visit their website

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