Benefits Summary for Temporary APSA Members

APSA Benefit Plan for Temporary Employees*

Please click on the appropriate link for further information on specific employee benefits.

Benefit Eligibility Effective Date Cost  
      Employee Share Employer Share
Medical Services Plan of British Columbia (MSP) Appointment greater than 3 months and working 28 hours or more bi-weekly.

Residents: First day of the month coincident with or following appointment.

New residents: First day of the 3rd month following date of arrival in British Columbia

60% 40%

Extended Health Care Plan
Pacific Blue Cross (PBC)
80% Reimbursement

Paramedical visit fees apply. Please refer to booklet linked above or CaresNet for details: pac.bluecross.ca/caresnet

Appointment greater than 3 months & working 28 hours or more bi-weekly. First day of the month coincident following appointment, or on the date MSP commences
0% 100%

Dental Care Plan
Pacific Blue Cross
85% Basic, 60% Major/Ortho

Please refer to booklet linked above or CaresNet for details: pac.bluecross.ca/caresnet

Appointment greater than 3 months & working 28 hours or more bi-weekly. First day of the month following a full 3 month waiting period 0% 100%
WorkSafeBC
(Policy AD 10.8)
All employees First day of employment 0% 100%
Annual Vacation
8% of salary (Policy AD 10.8)
All employees First day actively at work 0% 100%
Sick Leave
(Policy AD 10.8)
More than three weeks of service Immediately 0% 100%
Business Travel Protection (Industrial Alliance)
$150,000
Appointment greater than 3 months Immediately 0% 100%

8002b / August 2016

*The information on this webpage describing your various employee benefits are only summaries of the legal contracts governing the Plans. While every effort has been made to describe the Plans accurately on this webpage, the legal documents will prevail if there is a variation between the two. The contracts are available for review in Human Resources.