The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) is a voluntary health care plan for federal public service employees and their families. Every five years, this plan is reviewed by the Treasury Board. Benefits for public service workers are not negotiable under the law, so PIPSC plays an active advisory role during this review bringing forward your suggestions and concerns.
Along with other public service unions, we conducted a member survey in 2018 and held consultations to identify your priorities.
You asked for a plan that:
- promotes health & wellness through evidence-based medical care and plan design
- provides comprehensive coverage to care for members in difficult life situations
- innovates with digital tools, industry partnerships, new technologies and preventative care
- adopts a long term vision of sustainable, efficient, and affordable health care that delivers top value to current members, retired members and the Canadian public.
Our Pension & Benefits Team analyzed your feedback, developments in other big plans as well as trends in the industry. Along with other public service unions, we have identified coverage enhancements like enhanced vision care, access to social workers and psychotherapists and the implementation of direct billing.
We are presenting our proposal to the employer in the coming months and will keep you informed.