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You’re looking for flexible coverage that gives you the freedom to meet your unique needs. Replace your employer group plan with the coverage options below and build a plan that’s right for you.

Extended Health

The overall maximum for all levels of extended health is $7,500 per year (excludes Accidental Death and Dismemberment and travel)

Hospital

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Auxiliary care (per year) - - $1,000
Hospital beds (per lifetime) - $1,000 $1,500
Hospital cash (per day/per year) - $20/$400 $20/$600
Home nursing (per year) - $2,500 $2,500
Preferred hospital accommodations (per year; semi-private or private rooms) $1,000 $2,000 $3,000

Paramedical practitioners

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Ambulance services (ground and air) 100% 100% 100%
Acupuncturist, homeopath, osteopath and naturopath (per visit) - - $50
Combined maximum (acupuncturist, homeopath, osteopath and naturopath) - - $650
Individual Assistance Program (IAP) (per calendar year) 12 sessions 12 sessions 12 sessions
Chiropractor (per visit) - $35 $35
Physiotherapist and massage therapist (per visit) - $50 $50
Combined maximum (chiropractor, physiotherapist and massage therapist per year) - $500 $750
Podiatrist and chiropodist (per visit) - $25 $25
Combined maximum (podiatrist and chiropodist per year) - $300 $300
Psychologist (including iCBT) (per visit/per year) $75/$450 $75/$600 $75/$750
Speech language pathologist (per visit/per year) - - $80/$500

Medical device supplies

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Blood pressure monitor (per five years) - - $150
CPAP sleep apnea appliance (per five years) - $500 $750
Custom braces (per two years) - 70%/$750 70%/$750
Foot orthotics (per two years - $300 $300
Hearing aids (per four years) - $500 $1000
Ileostomy/colostomy, urinary catheters and supplies (per year) - $1,200 $1,200
Mastectomy prosthesis (per two years) - $200 (single)/$400 (double) $200 (single)/$400 (double)
Maximum per brassiere (maximum two per year) - $50 $50
Medical aids (crutches, canes, casts, cervical collars, walkers, splints, trusses and traction kits) - $250 $250
Oxygen and equipment (per year) - - $1,000
Prosthetics (per year, including maximum six stump socks) - $300 $300
Surgical stockings - $200 $200
Wheelchair (per three years) - $1,500 $1,500
Wigs and hairpieces (per five years) - $250 $250

Vision care

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Vision care including eye exams (per two years) $150 $300 $500

Life

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)** $15,000 $20,000 $25,000

**Underwritten by Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada.

Wellness

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Balance®—online program that promotes wellness and helps you live a healthier lifestyle. Included Included Included
Blue Advantage®—discount program for health and wellness prodects. Included Included Included
Care navigation—lifestyle and chronic disease management through our website. Included Included Included

**Underwritten by Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada.

Dental

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Maximum (per year) $750 $1,500 $2,000
Basic and preventive care (checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions and root canals) 70% 75% 80%
Dentures - 50% 50%
Periodontics - 50% 80%
Extensive (includes crowns, bridges and implants) - - 50%
Accidental dental care (per incident) $2,000 $2,500 $3,000

Prescription Drug

Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Maximum (per year; includes diabetic supplies and Glucose Monitoring Systems (GMS), contraceptives, smoking cessation and vaccines) $1,000 $2,000 $3,000
Coverage level reimbursement (direct bill) 70% 75% 80%
Blue Care Pharmacist's advice to help navigate high-cost drug claims. Included Included Included

Travel

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Coverage Level A Level B Level C
Maximum* (per trip) $5 million $5 million $5 million
Travel days* (per trip) 30 60 90
Travel plan discount (for additional days and new policies for individuals aged 85+) 15% 20% 25%
Stability clause* 90 days 90 days 90 days

*Terminates at age 85—‘Terminates at age’ references the age when a benefit is no longer available for that specific individual.

Additional features

Balance

Your Blue Choice plan includes exclusive access to Balance, our online wellness program to support and promote your health.

Balance

Blue Advantage

You will also enjoy access to Blue Advantage, a program that enables Alberta Blue Cross plan members to save on medical, vision care and many other products and services regardless of whether the item is covered under your benefit plan or not.

Blue Advantage

Retirement guide

Whether you’re retiring, leaving your employer-sponsored group benefits plan or assisting aging parents, this guide is designed to help you understand the complexity of retirement health benefits.

Understanding health and dental benefits during retirement