The Canadian Dental Care Plan is intended to help ease financial barriers to accessing oral health care for eligible Canadian residents.

In December 2016, media reported that the federal government was considering taxing health care benefits as part of its overall review of the Canadian income tax system. This sparked immediate concern from Canadians and many organizations, including Federal Retirees.

The Pensioners' Dental Services Plan hasn’t been meaningfully updated since its inception 20 years ago. It’s time.
The Treasury Board has announced the 2023 PSHCP monthly contribution rates.
 

The Treasury Board has announced the new Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) monthly contribution rates that will come into effect July 1, 2023.

On April 24, 2020, the Government of Canada extended certain temporary changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) put in place on

If you have a question about the PSHCP but feel unsure about the next step to take, Federal Retirees has created a handy contact list. 

In December 2016, media reported that the federal government was considering taxing health care benefits as part of its overall review of the Canadian income tax system. This sparked immediate concern from Canadians and many organizations, including Federal Retirees.

The Treasury Board has announced the new PSHCP monthly contribution rates.
 

The Treasury Board has announced the new Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) monthly contribution rates that will come into effect April 1, 2022.

 

Federal Retirees is bringing member experiences with Canada Life forward to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

The Treasury Board has released its Report on the Public Service Pension Plan for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2019, which was tabled April 11, 2020, in Parliament.

More than 1.5 million federal public service workers, retirees and their dependents are Public Service Health Care Plan members.

The Treasury Board has announced the new Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) Monthly Contribution Rates that will come into effect April 1, 2017.

We know your first thoughts may not be of the Pension Centre, but it’s important to let them know as soon as possible when big life changes happen.

On September 18, 2018 the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa will begin hearings in the matter of the National Association of Federal Retirees and its named applicants who are challenging the decision by the Treasury Board of Canada to increase the health care premiums of retirees from

In a letter to the Federal Retirees community, Association president Roy Goodall addresses the ongoing issues with the PSHCP transition to Canada Life.
 

Dear members,

On February 27, 2015, the law firm Gowling Henderson Lafleur LLP filed a Notice of Application in the Federal Court of Canada on behalf of the National Association of Federal Retirees and some of its members.

On June 25, the federal government announced temporary measures for the Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan.
A new PSHCP deal came into force on July 1, 2023, and we’ve collected the answers to the questions we hear the most from our members.

The hearing was held on April 10 and 11 in response to the Association’s application to declare unlawful the Government of Canada’s actions in relation to unilaterally changing the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) cost-sharing formula for federal public sector retirees.

After an election-related delay, Federal Retirees is pleased to continue the PSHCP negotiations with renewed vigour.

Canada Life has been named the new administrator of the Pensioners’ Dental Service Plan, but plan members will continue sending all claims to Sun Life until June 30, 2024.

The Treasury Board has announced the new Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) Monthly Contribution Rates that will come into effect April 1, 2015.

The new contribution rates will be taken from the March 30, 2015 pension cheques.

In 2019, changes were introduced to the dispensing requirements for orthotics under the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). At that time, this information was shared with plan members who made claims for these products during the three previous years.

The PSHCP’s transition to Canada Life was both initiated and implemented by the Treasury Board Secretariat in a procurement process that began back in 2018.

Sun Life has advised that some Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) and Pensioners Dental Services Plan (PDSP) members are sending their claim forms for reimbursement to the Sun Life office in Ottawa.

As PSHCP negotiations continue, Federal Retirees continues to work toward a fair deal that responds to members’ needs.
 

It has been almost a year since negotiations to update the Public Service Health Care Plan formally started.

On Monday, October 22, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began a series of rotating nationwide strikes.

The PSHCP covers a wide variety of health-related services and products, including vision care, physiotherapy, nursing services and prescription drugs, to name a few.

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) legal action,

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat has released the 2021 Quebec taxable benefits calculations for the Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP).
After challenging negotiations, Federal Retirees president Roy Goodall signs a PSHCP deal that directly reflects our members’ priorities.
The Treasury Board has announced the new PSHCP monthly contribution rates that will come into effect April 1, 2019.
Federal Retirees’ president, Roy Goodall (left), and its CEO, Anthony Pizzino (right), met with Treasury Board president Anita Anand (centre) to bring forward members’ priorities.
Federal Retirees and the federal public service unions want to make sure Treasury Board gets the message – PSHCP renewal is long overdue.

Earlier this month, the Federal Court of Canada released its decision in the matter of the National Association of Federal Retirees and its named applicants who were challenging the decision by the Treasury Board of Canada to increase the health care premiums of retirees from 25% to 50% under the

Treasury Board has now approved the PSHCP renewal deal, which includes substantial enhancements across many health-care categories from vision care to mental health to paramedical coverage.

 

In his update to members, Federal Retirees’ president, Roy Goodall, discusses the current state of the problematic Canada Life transition.
The Treasury Board has announced the new PSHCP monthly contribution rates.
 

The Treasury Board has announced the new Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) monthly contribution rates that will come into effect April 1, 2021.  


The Treasury Board has announced the new Pensioners' Dental Services Plan (PDSP) Monthly Contribution Rates that will come into effect on Oct. 1, 2017.

Sayward Montague, director of advocacy for Federal Retirees, and CEO Anthony Pizzino were among the team that negotiated hard for the renewed PSHCP. Photo: Dave Chan

 

Earlier this year, Federal Retirees launched a survey to better understand the needs of our members with respect to the Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP).

In his December pensioners’ representative report to members, Federal Retirees president Roy Goodall discusses important news and updates related to the PSHCP and the transition to Canada Life.
PSHCP renewal discussions are underway and Federal Retirees is prepared to advocate for meaningful and affordable proposals that meet pensioners’ needs.

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSCHP) is governed by an Administrative Authority and Partners’ Committee, representing Federal Retirees, active employees and the employer.


This article was updated on March 25, 2024. Please refer to the new version, as the information on this page may be out of date. 

The federal government has extended the Pensioners’ Dental Service Plan transition date to Nov. 1, 2024.

Please be advised of the Quebec Taxable Benefits rates for 2016. 

The PSHCP Administration Authority wants to know where members go for information about the plan.
Jacques Lambert
PSHCP members can ensure a smooth transition from Sun Life to Canada Life by completing positive enrolment as soon as possible.
The Treasury Board has announced the new PSHCP monthly contribution rates.
The recently unveiled Canadian Dental Care Plan is intended to help ease financial barriers to accessing oral health care for eligible Canadian residents.

In December 2016, media reported that the federal government was considering taxing health- care benefits as part of its overall review of the Canadian income tax system. The federal government has not yet confirmed if it will implement this tax.

Canada Life has been named the new administrator of the Public Service Health Plan, but plan members will continue to send all claims to Sun Life until June 30, 2023.

The National Association of Federal Retirees has been advised that although the British Columbia government announced changes to BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums in September 2016, pension deductions were not adjusted at the beginning of 2017 as they should have been.

The PSHCP administrator is set to change on July 1, and plan members have been asked to complete positive enrolment ahead of the changeover.