HANS Benefits Renewal, April 1, 2018 – Information Sheet (Wise Choices for All of Us)
We are committed to providing plan members (retirees and their dependents) with excellent coverage as well as competitive and sustainable rates. High claims use has an impact on the rates that you pay. While some factors are beyond any control, there are things that we can all do to help manage costs. The following information shows how your claims dollars are spent and what you can do to help keep premiums low. It also explains what the HANS Group Benefits Solutions Service and the Provincial Group Benefits Advisory Committee are doing to keep costs down. We all have a role to play. Working together we can ensure our plan meets the needs of retirees, remains affordable and is sustainable for years to come.
Please select the information sheet that pertains to you:
Please contact Health Association Nova Scotia, Group Benefits Solutions, toll free at 1-866-886-7246 if you:
- Have a question regarding your benefit entitlements;
- Would like to notify Health Association Nova Scotia of a change in your address or phone number;
- Would like to change the name of your beneficiary, or
- Have any other questions or concerns related to your benefits coverage.
For those employees approaching retirement who would like to know the changes you can expect when you retire, please refer to the Thinking about Retirement Benefits Information Sheet by visiting the Benefits Communications link on the sidebar.
Retiree Change Form - Group Insurance Benefits
To change your address, phone number, name of your beneficiary or other group insurance benefit information, click here to view and print the Retiree Change Form.
Retiree Health Plan Coverage
Click here to view the My Retiree Health Benefit pamphlet.
For those retirees eligible for Prescription Drug coverage under this plan, we have updates the Prescription Drug Coverage information. Please visit the Health Plan - Prescription Drug page.
Group Benefits Solutions publishes a newsletter to provide retired plan members with information about the benefits available to this group, including plan changes or updates and other information of interest. To view the newsletters, click the Benefits Communications link on the sidebar.
For general information about provincial programs for seniors, please visit the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors.
For general information about the provincial Pharmacare Program, please visit the Department of Health and Wellness Seniors' Pharmacare Program.
The information posted on this web site is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute a contract or legal or other professional advice. It is accurate and up-to-date at the time of posting. If any discrepancies exist between this web site material and the official Contracts, the Contracts and applicable legislation will govern in all cases.
Health Association Nova Scotia reserves the right to review the benefits program and to modify, amend, discontinue, and/or make exceptions to the program without prior notice. All information is subject to change.
As the Plan Sponsors for the Health Plan, Health Association Nova Scotia are liable for the payment of all covered benefits, notwithstanding any insurance policy which may be attached to this Employee Benefit Plan.