Pacific Blue Cross (extended medical) has a new online service called
CARESnet available 24 hours a day.

With CARESnet, you now have the convenience of accessing information about your health benefit plan, usage, claim status and claim forms anytime, day or night. Pacific Blue Cross is committed to providing you with secure and up-to-date access to your benefit information. Their goal is to be the most trusted provider of reliable, cost-effective health benefits coverage and services for all British Columbians.

To access CARESnet, simply enter your group and ID numbers as they appear on your Pacific Blue Cross ID card, together with your password on the CARESnet sign in page.

Register and Access CARESnet Here

For all members

Our international union, CWA, has a lot of health and safety information available on its Web site. Some of it’s U.S. oriented, but a lot, such as information on computer ergonomics, applies to any workplace.
Check them out

Sign up for PharmaCare here.

BC Pharmacare link has been added to our site. The deadline for registration is May 1st. Anyone who has not registered can go to the site and get all the facts. Pacific Blue Cross sent out a letter to all Times Colonist employees stating that employees who do not register by the deadline, (May 01/2003) will  have all EHC claim payments suspended until they complete the registration.

Pacific Blue Cross Extended Health Care Claim Form

The Blue Cross form has never been easier. Just click on this link Get Form This will open up the form in PDF file format. You can actually type all your information in on the computer, print it off and then drop it in the mail. Because this form is in PDF format, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read it. It’s easy to know if you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader. Just click on the Get Form link and if it doesn’t launch Adobe Acrobat Reader you’ll have to download it.

Click on the links below for the PDF format of the Summary of Benefits forTimes-Colonist.

You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader, by just clicking on the logo.


Summary of Benefits for Times-Colonist



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