Benefit Information

Benefit Information

Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Blue Cross is the benefit carrier for Extended Health Care and Dental Care.  Once an employee is eligible for benefits they will complete a benefit enrolment form. At this point the employee chooses their level of benefit coverage and cannot change their coverage until the next choice time.  The next choice time to make changes to Alberta Blue Cross coverage is July 1, 2017.  The only other way you can change your level of benefit coverage is if you have a life event. A life event includes marriage, loss of benefits through your spouse, and the birth of the first child. Details pertaining to Alberta Blue Cross coverage can be found by clicking the preceding link.

Please find attached a brochure featuring the Health & Wellness Companion tool available to you. This tool offers you the following:

  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Comprehensive health library and drug information database
  • Personal health record
  • Monthly health news updates

The following brochure outlines how to register to access this valuable tool.  Please click here.

Link to the Alberta Blue Cross forms please click here.

LifeWorks

Lifeworks is a program that can help with almost everything. Whether you have questions about handling stress, maintaining relationships, challenges at work, parenting and childcare, caring for an older relative, or health issues like losing weight or quitting smoking, you can turn to LifeWorks for answers an support.  Expert advise you can count on. Your privacy is important to us. Please contact HR for user id and password. 

Employee Assistant Program

The Employee Assistant Program is offered through LifeWorks. For additional information please contract Human Resources.   Pension Plans Portage College participates in two pension plans. They are the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) and the Management Employee Pension Plan (MEPP). Please refer to the websites for details on the plan, as well as required forms.

PSPP website - www.pspp.ca
MEPP website - www.mepp.ca




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