Resources for Retirees

Pension Plan for the Employees of the University of Prince Edward Island

Association of Retired UPEI Employees

Retirement resources

To be eligible for your Supplementary Health, Dental and Travel benefit plans you MUST be a resident of Canada covered under a Canadian federal and/or provincial government health plan.

Medavie Blue Cross

Medavie Blue Cross - How do you submit a claim?

Information on the electronic service options for Medavie Blue Cross can be found at:

Travel Insurance – SSQ Insurance will become Beneva

SSQ will become Beneva - Travel Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

Are you travelling?

You must notify Health PEI (or corresponding provincial program) if you will be travelling outside of the province or country and your absence will exceed one month. For more information on Health PEI coverage requirements, please visit the Health PEI website or contact them at 1-800-321-5492. It is important to note that to maintain your provincial coverage, you MUST be in the province for 182 days per year (6 months) or your provincial coverage will lapse. If you submit a claim and you do not have provincial health coverage, your requirements under the eligibility of insurance would preclude you from being insured under the SSQ travel plan. (SSQ Travel Policy 1L960 & 1L965: page 9, Eligibility of Insurance).

Claim Form

COVID-19 SSQ Travel Health Insurance Updates

  • COVID-19 Update – SSQ Travel Insurance coverage (December 2021)
    Following the recent Government announcement about non-essential out-of-country travel, our SSQ Emergency Medical Policies do not have any Government advisory exclusion(s), and therefore, travel insurance is in place for both essential and non-essential travel. However, the cost of a PCR test and quarantine (in a hotel) is not covered under our policy. Should you contract Covid-19 and require medical care, the cost will be covered as per the terms and conditions of our travel policy. 

    We strongly recommend that you stay informed and consult the Government advisory website regularly especially as it relates to entry and exit requirements:

    Please review the previous January 2021 notice from SSQ that confirms what COVID-19 related costs are and are not covered by the travel insurance policy.
  • COVID-19: Update on your travel insurance coverage (January 2021)

Travel Insurance Pre-existing Condition

Are You Travelling and have a Pre-Existing Condition?

If your current health condition prevents you from ever meeting the six-month waiting period, then you may want to explore getting an individual travel insurance policy for your trip. Various carriers offer individual travel insurance.

SECURIGLOBE offers a one-stop shop that compares 11 different insurance carriers under a single umbrella. You can get a quote online at SECURIGLOBE, or you can call toll-free at 1-866-550-2444.

Please note: the cost for an individual travel insurance policy is 100% retiree paid and is not considered a group insurance retiree benefit with the University. While UPEI appreciates special rates and discounts, we do not endorse any specific organization or its respective services and encourage you to explore your options to ensure that you make informed decisions.