BCNU and other members of the Nurses' Bargaining Association have developed a fund
to provide for inflation protection and benefits for retirees. The current program
offers a subsidy for the Medical Services Plan premium to eligible retirees in the
Municipal, Public Service and Canadian Blood Service Pension Plans.
You may request a copy of the application, including a complete set of instructions,
the eligibility rules and the application form by:
Or, download/print the relevant information and
To be able to benefit from the program your application must be received by the
BCNU office before the below cut-off dates. The deadlines are firm. You will not
receive a payment if the application is received after the cut-off date.
Below are a few examples of former union members who are not eligible for the retiree
benefit. You are NOT eligible:
Yes. Firstly, you may at some time in the future begin to pay MSP premiums from
your pension. Secondly, the Benefit could in the future top up the other benefit
premiums: Extended Health and/or Dental. By sending in the application form now
and when you begin to pay MSP premiums through your pension plan, you simply have
to let us know this and your reimbursement will begin.
We have an agreement with the Municipal Pension allowing BCNU to work with the Pension
Corporation to verify Plan membership and enrolment in MSP. We do not have the same
agreement with the CBS. As CBS and PSPP do not have an MSP subsidy for members,
they have no information on enrollment in MSP.
If you retired within the last eight years, your employer will be one of the current
Health Authorities and your worksite will be where you actually worked. If you do
not know your Health Authority, fill in your worksite only. If you worked in the
community or mental health, please provide the city in which you worked so we can
identify the appropriate Health Authority. For example, if you worked in mental
health in Victoria, fill in the Worksite as Victoria mental health.
You will receive two lump sum reimbursements each year. You will receive a pay slip
at the time of any reimbursement being made. MSP is a taxable benefit and this amount
must be reported on your T4A at the beginning of each year.
You are encouraged to arrange to have payments directly deposited into your bank
account. Please complete and sign the Direct Deposit Authorization form with formal
bank stamp OR attach a VOID cheque and send it with your application form.
The payment for reimbursement of MSP premiums is taxable and will be reported on
If you have questions, leave a message with BCNU at 604-433-2268 or 1-800-663-9991,
ask for LOCAL 2108 or email email@example.com. The voice mail box and email
address are regularly monitored.
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