Insurance and extended benefit helps employees and their dependants pay for necessary medical expenses that aren’t covered by their provincial plan. These plans are available to individuals such as Blue Cross or through your employer.
Extended Health Care coverage includes items such as:
• Medical services and equipment, including bracing for knees, ankles, wrists, etc; foot orthotics, pre and post operative needs, and other items.
• Professional Health Services, covering certain licensed paramedical specialists such as Physical Therapists, podiatrists, Occupational Therapists, psychologists and massage.
• Medi-Passport emergency travel assistance, which includes doctors’ services, hospital expenses, emergency medical transportation and family support services, when employees travelling out of the province or country have a medical emergency.
• Vision care is an optional add-on that helps pay for the cost of prescribed contact
• Prescription drugs.