Health Plan

For information on the new Member & Family Assistance Program, please visit the MFAP & Teacher Well-Being page.

The Members’ Health Plan provides Saskatchewan teachers and their families with comprehensive coverage for prescription drugs, vision and other health-care expenses, as well as out-of-country emergency medical expenses. 

This benefit is fully funded by the provincial government, based on a fixed percentage of teachers’ salaries. Teachers do not pay any premiums to this Plan.

The Members’ Health Plan is administered by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and Canada Life is the insurance carrier. All claims are processed and paid by Canada Life.

To enrol in the health plan, eligible teachers must submit an Enrolment form to the Federation, signed by both the teacher and their employing school board. For more information, visit Eligibility.

Once enrolled, members can sign in or register for Canada Life GroupNet to submit and track their health claims online, as well as register for direct deposit.


Reminder to Retiring Members: MHP coverage ends on your retirement date

Retiring teachers are not eligible for MHP benefits starting on the date that retirement benefits first become payable under the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Retirement Plan or the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Superannuation Plan. Teachers who plan to return to teaching following retirement become eligible for MHP benefits again on the first school day of their new contract after their retirement date.

This means teachers who are retiring on July 1 do not have MHP coverage over the summer months even if they are returning to teaching in the next academic year. Instead, their MHP coverage would recommence starting on the first school day of their new contract after their retirement date.

The Federation strongly recommends retiring members apply for health benefits prior to their retirement date to ensure there is no gap in coverage. The Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan provides health benefits for retired teachers and allows its members to suspend coverage if they are returning to the classroom. Applications to the STS must be received prior to the 15th of the month preceding the teachers’ retirement date. More information is provided on the STS website.

Questions?

For general questions about eligibility, benefit information, or the effective date or termination of coverage, please contact the Members’ Health Plan.

For information about a claim you have already submitted, contact Canada Life at 1-800-957-9777.

When making an inquiry or submitting a claim, you will need to provide the Plan document number (51585) and your personal member ID number (01_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _). This number can be accessed by logging in to MySTF.  It's also found on your health benefit card.

This summary contains general information only. In the event any discrepancy or misunderstanding in interpretation should arise, all benefits will be adjudicated and paid in accordance with the terms of the official Plan documents.