This post was originally published on February 26, 2020 and has been updated for accuracy and reliability.

If you have an Alberta Blue Cross Blue Assured individual health plan, we’ve got great news for you.

Effective March 1, 2020, Alberta Blue Cross is enhancing the coverage provided through our Blue Assured plans.

In response to your feedback requesting enhanced prescription drug coverage, we are doubling the Blue Assured level C optional drug coverage limits from $750 to $1,500 per plan member WITHOUT a rate increase.

Plus, the optional prescription drug coverage module offered under the Blue Assured plan will no longer terminate at age 65.

This means you can access prescription drug coverage at any age for the duration of your coverage on the plan.

If you have a Blue Assured plan and want to add or increase its level of optional drug coverage, click here to complete the application form or watch your email or mail for more information.

Recognizing your mental health

To support your mental health, the Individual Assistance Program (IAP) benefit has been added to Blue Assured extended health benefits level A at no additional cost, with coverage for up to 12 sessions per calendar year.

With this addition to level A, the IAP benefit is now provided through all Blue Assured plan levels.

The IAP benefit allows you to

  • access a wide range of counselling services,
  • receive confidential and professional short-term support (and referrals when required),
  • meet a broad range of your personal or family needs by phone, in person or online.

To learn more about the IAP benefit, click here.

For more than 25 years, Alberta Blue Cross has offered individual health and dental plans designed to meet the diverse needs of the Albertans we serve. As your needs have evolved, we have responded to your feedback by evolving our plans to keep pace with your needs, to complement our provincial health care system, and to place a greater focus on promoting your overall wellness.


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