Benefits of Blue Cross Canada include providing health insurance coverage for self employed individuals and the retired demographic. It covers dental care, disability, eye problems, massage therapy, specialised health care professionals and critical ailments, as of 2015. Other products include accidental death and dismemberment coverage, prescription medication, health spending costs and wellness spending costs. Blue Cross Canada also provides travel insurance coverage, according to Blue Cross.
Blue Cross Canada offers the Blue Advantage Program that enables members to access discounts on medical expenses, such as vision care. Blue Cross Canada operates on a non-profit basis and is formed by a collection of regional health insurance plan schemes. Blue Cross Canada works with the International Federation of Health Funds and the U.S. based Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross Canada provides group clients with employee attendance and assistance programs, as stated in Blue Advantage.
Blue Cross Canada supplements government health plans and offers premiums viable under the Canadian Federal Income Tax Act. Additionally, medical coverage remains flexible, and programs customize it to fit specific individual or company needs. Although every regional plan operates independently, the Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans monitors standards of performance to ensure quality service, says Blue Cross.