Benefits Communications

Group Benefits Solutions produces regular bulletins and newsletters for active employees of participating plan member organizations and retirees. 

Benefits Bulletin

Timely announcement of immediate or upcoming change to benefits or updates information already in circulation. These will include information that should be communicated to employees.

Please select the appropriate link to view editions of our Benefits Bulletin.  

  • New Benefits Plan – Transition Information shared to prepare for transition June 1 2022 - New Benefits Plan Coming!

    The Provincial Group Benefits Transition Committee, a committee comprised of healthcare employers and unions, has established a new single group benefits plan for NSH/IWK employees and other Health Association member organizations. The new Plan will come into effect June 1, 2022.

    • Employee Information has been distributed to your employers to share with you. 
    • Retirees will soon receive information in the mail. 
     
    We are also adding communications here on the Health Association Nova Scotia (HANS) Website. 
     

    I am an Employee at:

    The rate sheet here is the full monthly rate. Any cost-sharing still applies, so the rate you pay is less what your employer pays.

    • Nova Scotia Health (NSH) 3 current plans moving to 1 plan
       
      • Employees currently in HANS Plan (Former DHAs 1-8 Manulife) - View Plan Information
         
      • Employees currently in Central Zone Plan (Canada Life) - View Plan Information
         
      • Employees currently in the Province of Nova Scotia Benefits (Addiction Services/Public Health/Continuing Care Blue Cross) View Plan Information
         

    I am a Retiree: 

    • HANS Retiree Plan - View Plan Information
      Customized Rate Memos (plus the bulletin and benefits summary) were mailed to your home address. 
       
    • Central Zone Retiree Plan - View Plan Information
      Customized Rate Memos (plus the bulletin and benefits summary) were mailed to your home address.

Newsletters

Communication to Plan Members that covers multiple messages over a certain period of time (e.g. annual).  These will include information directed to a specific group ( e.g. LTD Plan Members, Retirees etc.)

Please select the appropriate link to view editions of our Newsletters below.  


LTD Newsletters


Partnerships

Partnerships (Lawtons, Johnson Home Auto, etc) 


Archives

View archived editions of our Benefits Information Sheets, Benefits Bulletins and Newsletters. 

Archives