Blue Cross ® in Canada has long been associated with supplementary individual health and travel insurance. Now there is so much more available from Blue Cross and operating in every province and territory in Canada and providing a selection of products and services for every region.
Services and Products Available from Blue Cross Insurance
Blue Cross offers health, life and travel health services and products to satisfy the requirements you may need as a group or an individual requiring insurance coverage in Canada. Blue Cross options include:
- Short term or long term disability coverage
- Critical illness coverage
- Accidental death and dismemberment coverage
- Out-of-Province emergency medical Care coverage
- Dental benefits
- Employee assistance services
- Health spending accounts
- Wellness spending accounts
- Group Life Coverage
- Prescription drug, vision, and hospital benefits
Provincial Health Plan Supplement
Health Canada provides that every province has their own Heath Care Plan for their residents. Blue Cross provides individuals with the option to supplement their province’s plan and provide additional coverage for Individuals for whom those products or services are not provided by their government health plan or their employer’s plan. This includes health, dental, prescription drug coverage, vision, and hospital care as well as recovery care and rehabilitation as well as other unexpected medical expenses for the self-employed, those between employment times or those who are retired or retiring soon.
A group benefit plans to meet the needs of your company. Currently the market leader in designing benefit packages to provide coverage for small businesses as well as national companies and international corporations operating in Canada.
In each region of the country a Blue Cross representative is available to assist you in tailoring a package to meet your needs such as health and prescription drug benefits, dental and vision benefits, employee assistance, group life, accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, short-term or long-term disability coverage or outside Canada emergency medical care.
Blue Advantage Program
Helping their customers save even more money Blue cross enrolls service and product providers to participate in The Blue Advantage Program allowing members to take advantage of exclusive discounts available only to members.
Blue Cross and The Children’s Wish Foundation
Blue Cross as a proud sponsor provides travel insurance coverage to children and their families whenever a travel wish is granted by The Children’s Wish Foundation.
History of Blue Cross
Starting in Manitoba in 1939 medical and business professionals saw the need for prepaid healthcare and how it could provide more financial security for the average Canadian. Soon other provinces were had their own Blue Cross or similar organizations.
When Canada’s Health Act was passed in the 1960’s Blue Cross adapted to supplementing the government plans with additional coverage areas as clients required.