Continued insured medical benefits coverage in retirement can offer you a level of comfort knowing that you, your spouse and eligible dependents will be properly protected and cared for.
If you meet certain eligibility criteria, you may receive certain insured medical benefits in retirement.
Eligibility and coverage
The eligibility requirements for insured benefits coverage and available coverage depends on your employer, bargaining agent, length of service/pension credit, retirement date and other criteria.
Please choose from the following list to view the eligibility requirements and coverage that apply to you:
- Regular Retirees (PDF) (except those indicated below)
- Ontario Provincial Police (PDF)
- Association of Law Officers of the Crown (ALOC) or Ontario Crown Attorneys' Association (OCAA) (PDF)
- First Nations Constables (PDF)
- Justices of the Peace (PDF)
- Case Management Masters (CMM) (PDF)
Important: If you are a retired PSPP member and you have insured benefits coverage through your former employer or association (e.g., GO Transit), you are covered under a separate policy and you should contact your employer or association for more information.
Optional health coverage
The Government of Ontario offers an optional upgrade package that provides additional benefits to eligible retired members.
Questions? Read our list of frequently asked questions about optional upgrade packages.
Premiums for insured benefit coverage (where applicable) and optional upgrade packages are paid through a deduction from your pension. If you do not have enough after-tax pension funds to pay for the premiums at retirement, or at any time after retirement, you will not be eligible to enrol or continue coverage.
Coverage and claim information
If you’d like to submit a claim to Great-West Life for reimbursement, please submit it online at groupnet.greatwestlife.com. You can also complete the form we sent you with your Confirmation Statement when you retired and send it to Great-West Life directly for processing.
If you would like additional claims forms, you can download them or contact Great-West Life at 1-800-874-5899.
If you have any questions about your coverage and claims, please contact Great-West Life toll-free at 1-800-874-5899 or visit their website at greatwestlife.com. Please use your OPB Client ID when you are dealing with Great-West Life as that is the number they will use to identify you.