Fun Facts

No age banding

We like to keep things simple so we developed a plan that is the same price for everyone. We do not age band. You can find the costs on our main page. Be sure to toggle to your specific province.

Note: The Publik Retiree Health Plans still experiences the same pressures that all other plans do, such as inflation, rising drug costs, increased administration requirements, claims, and insurance costs, but we do not experience jumps in premium due to age banding. 

First of its kind Travel Coverage!

Orion Travel Insurance is providing the Publik Retiree Health Plans with a new standard of travel coverage. All of our plans come with $5,000,000 of out-of-country travel coverage with full COVID coverage regardless of COVID restrictions if you have both your shots and follow your provincial laws.  $2,500,000 COVID coverage if you have only one shot. 

Plan design flexibility

We understand that your health insurance needs change as you age. That's why we decided to allow your benefits to change with you. Every two years on the plan, you have the option to move up or down one plan level. That way you aren't stuck with the same plan for the rest of your life. 

Comprehensive drug plan

Unlike many others, the Publik Retiree Health Plans use the Telus National Formulary, giving you a wider spectrum of coverage.

Future enhancements are available to all plan holders

All plan enhancements are applicable to all existing members, so everyone gets to benefit from our ingenuity and commitment to making our plans the best they can be.

You don't have to be retired to join our plans

If you age out of your current employer sponsored benefit plan and continue to work, you can join our plan as long as you sign up within 60 days.

We work with individuals with bridging options

If your employer allows you to take advantage of a bridging option, we will allow you to start your benefits with us after the bridging is complete. This insures you do not have to double up on payments.

We are paperless

Going paperless has never been easier with all the wonderful new technology we have access to these days. We can save a tree and our data is more secure than ever! With our platform, you will have access to everything you need directly on your computer or smart device.

Open enrollments

Our open enrollments will allow retirees who are under the age of 75 a chance to qualify for Publik. We will be hosting an open enrollment in Saskatchewan for 60 days during the beginning of our launch, then replicating the process in Alberta. If we are not yet in your province, please sign up for our newsletter on the main page and we will let you know when we are ready for you.

Moving Provinces

If you decided to move provinces in the future you can definitely take your benefits with you. That being said, each province has difference premium costs.