The Alberta government has implemented some changes to the eligibility criteria for Coverage for Seniors. As of March 1, 2020, family members younger than 65 years of age are no longer covered by Coverage for Seniors. Albertans 65 years of age and older will continue to be covered by the program.
What are the options for alternative coverage?
The Government of Alberta has drug and health benefit programs available to ensure that all Albertans have access to economical health benefits. For more information about these benefits, please visit the Alberta Health website at www.alberta.ca/drug-coverage-health-benefits.aspx.
One of the government program options is the Non-Group Coverage program, a government-sponsored plan administered by Alberta Blue Cross. Monthly premiums and co-payments apply under this program.
Who to contact?
For program claims and benefits questions, contact us at 1-800-661-6995 or contact your Alberta Blue Cross representative directly.