Benefit Plan Evolution
|1978||Life, LTD and AD&D Plan implemented (carriers – Mutual Life and IA Pacific)|
|1980||Dental Plan implemented (carrier – Alberta Blue Cross)|
|1981||STD Plan implemented (carrier – Mutual Life)|
|1983||Supplementary Health Plan investigated (not implemented)|
|1986||Life and LTD Plans marketed (new carrier – Great-West Life)|
|1988||Dental Plan no longer underwritten on an insured arrangement (became ASO)|
|1988-1996||Various “Voluntary” (100% employee paid) Plans implemented (e.g. AD&D)|
|1993||Employee Assistance Program implemented (carrier – Warren Shepell Consultants)|
|1993||Supplementary Health Plan implemented (carrier – Alberta Blue Cross)|
|1995||Health Unit Plans implemented (carriers – Great-West Life and IA Pacific)|
|1995||Dental and Supplementary Health Plans marketed (new carrier – Maritime Life)|
|1996||New “Voluntary” (100% employee paid) Outside Canada Emergency and HIV Infection Insurance Plans implemented|
Health Organizations Benefit Plan/Health Benefit Trust of Alberta Governance History
Member Employers established a “Employee Benefits Committee”, a subcommittee reporting to the Alberta Hospital Association (AHA).
1993 - 1997
AHA Benefit Plan formed; AHA became Provincial Health Authorities of Alberta (PHAA). PHAA Benefit Plan became The Health Organizations Benefit Plan (HOBP).
Formal Trust Agreement, ownership & governance is transferred from the PHAA to the Policy Council Trustees. PHAA which later became HBTA Services, continued to provide secretariat support.
The HOBP became the Health Benefit Trust of Alberta (HBTA). Composition of the Policy Council went from 9 to 7 members (5 AHS, 2 Other Employers). HBA Services was amalgamated into AHS, and a Service Agreement between AHS & HBTA was signed making AHS, Employee Benefits & Retirement.