Supplementary health benefit plans

Government-sponsored supplementary health benefit programs

Alberta Health offers a number of additional health benefit plans for Albertans. Administered by Alberta Blue Cross, these plans are:

  • Non-Group Coverage – a premium-based plan available to Albertans under 65 years of age and their dependants.
  • Coverage for Seniors – a premium-free plan available to Albertans 65 years of age and older and their dependants.
  • Palliative Coverage – for people diagnosed as being palliative and receiving their treatments at home.
  • Diabetic supply coverage – for Albertans using insulin to treat diabetes.

Note: Alberta Health-sponsored supplementary health benefit plans cover pre-existing health conditions.

Specialized prescription drug coverage

Alberta Health provides coverage for specialized prescription drugs, which includes services through:

More benefit programs

Alberta Aids to Daily Living

  • Alberta Aids to Daily Living – assists Albertans with a long-term disability, chronic illness or terminal illness to maintain their independence at home, in lodges or group homes by providing financial assistance to buy medical equipment and supplies

Seniors benefits and programs

Low-income health benefits programs

Health benefits provided under the following low-income health benefits programs include dental, optical, drugs, diabetic supplies and ambulance services.