Prospective employees of the public service group insurance benefit plan members

Are you thinking about joining the federal public service? As a federal public service employee, you may be entitled to group insurance benefits. Knowing more about these Plans will give you a better understanding of what is offered to federal public service employees.

Listed below are some common questions that may be of interest to you as a potential public service employee. The answers link to more detailed information.

You may want to know…

  • What group insurance benefits are available to public service employees?

    The following plans may be available to you:

    If you join the public service, refer to New to the public service on how to apply for coverage under the various group insurance benefit plans.

  • Does the employer contribute to premiums required for provincial health care?

    Employees who live in provinces or territories where a contribution is required for provincial health care, refer to the Employer Contribution to Provincial Health Insurance. Currently, employees residing in British Columbia are eligible for this benefit (British Columbia Medial Services Plan).

  • What group insurance benefits are available to you when you retire?

    Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP):

    If you retired from the federal public service with an ongoing pension based on at least six years of pensionable service, you may continue coverage under the PSHCP without interruption.

    Pensioners' Dental Services Plan (PDSP):

    If you retire from the federal public service with an ongoing pension, you may have the option to enroll in the PDSP.

Visit Public service pension plan for information on pension.

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