Team Role - What we do:
Our role is to provide guidance to members with respect to their rights and benefits under the following:
- Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP);
- Pensioners' Dental Services Plan (PDSP);
- Medical Services Plan of British Columbia (MSP of BC);
- Medoc Travel Insurance; and
- Local health services ie- Interior Health BC.
Team Responsibilities - What we provide:
- information pertaining to medical and dental benefits;
- assistance to members in the submission of claims when requested;
- a supply of current pamplets, periodicals, instructions and sources of information related to resources and benefits available to members;
- a list of current local, provincial and federal resources for the purpose of consultation and referral;
- resources available to members with regard to aging, physical fitness, and medical and health issues;
- professional resources to members, outside NAFR, when voluntary guidance and assistance may not be appropriate; and
- topical articles on Health and Benefits for publication in the Newsletter and insertion in the web site.
The PSHCP Bulletin
The PSHCP Bulletin will no longer be mailed to you if you have provided your e-mail address to Sun Life, and emails will serve as notification once a new PSHCP Bulletin is available on our site.
The most recent version of the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) Bulletin is now available on the Sun Life website. To view the PSHCP Bulletin, please follow the steps outlined below:
1. Visit www.sunlife.ca/PSHCP
2. Click on "PSHCP Bulletin" under my plan.
If you encounter any difficulties, please contact our Customer Care Centre toll free at
1-888-757-7427 (in North America) or at 613-247-5100 (in the National Capital Region).
In line with current industry best practices, Sun Life promotes safe e-mail communications. Therefore, we do not provide hyperlinks to the sign-in pages of our password protected websites or ask you to provide personal information in our e-mail communications.
Thank you for using the electronic version of the PSHCP Bulletin.
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At least 2,250 veterans are homeless, according to groundbreaking analysis. 'Shocking ... but it is a sad reality,' says Canada's top military commander (CBC News)
Help for expensive prescriptions(White Coat/Black Art)
Hope for Parkinson's patients(NBC News) This is truly remarkable!
Former NDP MP Stoffer joins in launch of new legal assistance fund for veterans(iPolitics)Military veterans fighting the federal government for benefits have another avenue for potential legal help under a new Veterans Legal Assistance Foundation.The fund will pay the legal bills for qualifying vets who can’t afford a lawyer, but want to go to court to fight decisions made by the Veterans Affairs Department or the veterans appeal board.The foundation has received seed money through a $1 million endowment from two law firms that won a 2013 settlement against the federal government after a class action suit led by veteran Dennis Manuge.
http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/veterans-legal-assistance-foundation-established-to-provide-canadian-veterans-better-access-to-justice-565426401.html (Press release with contact information)
Assisted dying committee begins its work Monday in fast-changing environment (iPolitics) Parliament’s special joint committee studying how to create a legal framework for physician assisted-dying starts its work Monday morning, albeit in a somewhat awkward shadow following the country’s first physician-assisted death in Quebec Friday. Also Friday, the Supreme Court granted the government a four-month extension (the federal government had asked for six) on a deadline to draft legislation – originally February 6th – but exceptions will be made for those who appeal directly to their Superior Court, and Quebec can exercise its own assisted-dying law during that period. That places the committee in a strange position, with MPs and Senators examining how to regulate and delimit assisted-dying while some Canadians are able to go ahead with the process.
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