|Number of Eligible Applicants in Office||Minimum Number of Eligible Applicants Required to enroll|
|5 or fewer||100% of Office|
|10 or more||75% (rounded up)|
New office staff must join the plan. If new staff members already have other health and dental coverage in place, s/he may waive their participation in the health and dental coverage on the HBTF Enrollment Form, however, s/he must enroll in the Life, AD&D and LTD benefits.
Your Resident Extended Health and Dental coverage will end when your residency ends. Doctors of BC has a special offer for new physicians - join the HBTF Benefits Plan within 90 days of completing residency and receive a 50% premium rate discount for the first 12 months on the HBTF Benefits plan. Refer to the “How much will the plan cost" document below for current premium rates.
If you enroll in the plan within 90 days of completing residency you will not be required to provide proof of good health.
This offer is available to new physicians who have not been in practice before. If you have previously practiced medicine outside of Canada this offer is not applicable.
For members covered under the Core-Plus Benefits Plan, please contact the HBTF Plan Administrator at Doctors of BC for a copy of the Canada Life booklet and administration forms.
Late applicants and Medical Office Employees applying for Long Term Disability coverage greater than $1,000/month will be sent an Evidence of Insurability form for completion. Coverage will be subject to approval by Canada Life. Once the completed form is received by Canada Life, the process can take between 4-6 weeks before written notification is sent advising of the status of your application.
Please forward completed forms to Doctors of BC for processing via fax: 604 638 2909 or email:
For assistance during a medical emergency while travelling, call the number of the location nearest you. Service is available 24 hours a day.
Canada or U.S.A: 1 855 222 4051 Mexico: 0 1 800 522 0029
Dominican Republic: 1 800 203 9530 Universal countries: 1 800 9006 7555
Cuba: 1 204 946 2946 call direct*
All Other Countries: 1 204 946 2577 call direct* or collect
*Submit long distance charges to Great-west Life for reimbursement