The federal government offers a package of group benefits which include health, dental, and disability insurance plans. The government recognizes the importance of workplace well-being as an important factor in both the recruitment and retention of employees.
The terms and conditions governing these benefits are found in Collective Agreements, Terms and Conditions of Employment (for excluded employees) rules, documents and official policies. The content of this site is provided as supplementary information and does not supersede the plan documents, plan rules and insurance contracts which govern your group benefit plans.
The Treasury Board is the group benefit plan sponsor. It is responsible for establishing and modifying the plans and developing policy. It also sets the terms and conditions relating to eligibility, premiums, contributions, and benefits. Each group benefit plan has a principal administrator or insurer.
The health and dental benefit plans have a total eligible population of over one million members and dependants, while the disability plans have 227,000 eligible members. These plans are currently administered by four insurance providers:
- The Public Service Health Care Plan is administered by Sun Life
- The Public Service Dental Care Plan is administered by Great West Life
- The Public Service Disability Insurance Plan is administered by Sun Life
- The Pensioners' Dental Services Plan is administered by Sun Life
- The Public Service Management Insurance Plan is administered by Industrial Alliance
- The Social Income Security Insurance long term disability insurance program is administered by Manulife Financial
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Life and Disability Insurance Plan is administered by Great West Life
In addition to an overview of the group benefits available to employees in the federal public service the following information is also available:
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