Member Services Links

Click here for some key Member Services contacts & phone numbers.

Here are some useful web links for BCGREA members:

Partners

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BCGREA Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance

Are you finding it difficult to obtain affordable life insurance because of your age or health?

If you are aged 50 to 85, inclusive, and a Canadian resident, you can apply for BCGREA Guaranteed Issue Life insurance. You don’t have to undergo a medical exam or answer a medical questionnaire when you apply – so your acceptance is guaranteed upon receipt of initial payment.

Coverage is available in amounts from $2,500 to $10,000. Once your coverage is approved, and as long as you continue to pay your premiums, your premiums will never increase and your coverage will never decrease.

Underwritten by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company. 

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YOU can Explore collette_logo_197x59All 7 Continents!

Collette, a major provider of guided travel since 1918, offers tours to all 7 continents. Our diverse travel collection features inclusive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family vacations and more. From Italy to Australia to the wonders of South America and beyond, embrace your dreams. We seamlessly handle the details – you experience the world.

BCGREA Members Save On Every Tour, Every Time!

BCGREA members enjoy all the benefits of guided travel and more! From an exclusive member benefit to special offers, to exciting destination information and travel news, Collette can show you the world.

For more information, contact your local travel agent, or call Collette at 800-770-6740 and mention you are a BCGREA member for exclusive deals!

Visit www.collettevacations.ca and request your FREE brochure!

JULY & AUGUST 2015 SPECIALS

Collette is offering a special trip in February to Costa Rica. The special rates are in only available until August 6. Here’s the link to the special trip to Costa Rica!

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johnson-logoBC Public Sector Retiree Health & Wellness Benefit Plan

British Columbia Government Retired Employees’ Association (BCGREA) is pleased to announce that the Association is now sponsoring a Health & Wellness Benefit Program to future and current retirees, including spouses of deceased retirees to participate in the BC Public Sector Retiree Health & Wellness Benefit Plan administered by Johnson Inc.

Starting April 1, 2012, BCGREA retirees who are vested in a British Columbia government sponsored pension plan for a minimum of five (5) years and who are age 55 and older are eligible to join the BC Public Sector Retiree Health & Wellness Benefit Plan. Please note you must provide proof of enrolment in the BC Fair PharmaCare Plan in order to be covered under the BC Public Sector Retiree Health & Wellness Benefit Plan for BCGREA members. Find out more

The BCGREA Long Term Care Insurance Plan (LTC)

This plan is specially designed to meet the needs of our members and their families – including parents and adult children.

The plan provides:

  • Personal and health care services over an extended period of time, while continuing to live in your home or in a Long Term Care facility.
  • A Care Coordinator who assesses your needs, develops a Plan of Care, and identifies appropriate caregivers in your community.
  • Relieves the burden of care giving for family members and friends.
  • Value. Compare premium payments over the next ten years to the average nursing home stay.

Planning for you and your family’s financial future should include consideration of the BCGREA Long Term Care Plan.

This program can give you security by helping you maintain your lifestyle and independence.

Contact Johnson Inc. at 1-877-LTC-PLAN (1-877-582-7526) or visit the website at www.johnson.ca/LTC

Johnson Inc. Scholarship

Annually Johnson will award 100 scholarships each valued at $1,500 to students attending a post-secondary educational institution in Canada.

Guidelines & Application Form (4 MB PDF)

Information & Form on Johnson Inc. web site

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Hearing Life Canada National Affiliated Partners

HearingLife Canada and National Affiliates

HearingLife Canada and National Affiliates are proud to offer BCGREA members a number of hearing healthcare benefits including 10% off regular price or limited-time promotional price of select hearing aids, 50 AIR MILES® reward miles for completing a FREE baseline hearing health check, up to 2,000 AIR MILES® with the purchase of select hearing aids, and our 3-year product warranty guarantee including everything you need, even BATTERIES. Find out more

Key Member Services Links

Federal Services

Benefits Canada
Canada Pension Plan
Old Age Security
Revenue Canada

British Columbia Provincial Services

B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union
Pension Corporation – Client Services, T. 1-866-876-6777, F. 250-953-4912
Pension Standards Branch

Alberta Provincial Services

Alberta Pensions Administration

Quebec Provincial Services

Commission administrative des régimes de retraite et d’assurances (CARRA) Quebec
(English) – (Français)

Insurance

BCGREA Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance Plan – Martell Insurance Services, Prepaid Legal Plan – T. 1-877-228-1501 (Tom Martell)
BCGREA Insurance Plans Residential Insurance – T. 1-800-563-0677 (Lynn)
MEDOC® Travel Insurance Plan – T. 1-866-7999-0000 (Sandy)
Pacific Blue Cross – T. 1-888-275-4672

Senior Citizens Groups

Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations (COSCO)
Everything Zoomer (Fifty-Plus)

Travel

Road Scholar (Elder Hostel)
Choice Hotels – Your ID Number: 50363 – Ramada, Day’s Inn, Howard Johnson, Travel Lodge and Windgate Inn. Proof of Membership required at time of registration.
W.E. Travel Management Company – T. 1-604-253-5585, 1-800-663-4703, F. 1-604-253-5586
Collette Vacations – T. 1-800-468-5955 (Tom MacLean)

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