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Employee benefits

Information about benefit plan coverage for City employees. City employees are provided benefit coverage under the Municipal Employees Benefit Association of Calgary (MEBAC) benefits program which includes disability, optional life and critical illness insurance, as well as health and dental coverage for you and your dependents including:

  • Prescription drugs
  • Vision care
  • Paramedical practitioners
  • Emergency travel

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Coordinating benefits

If you have benefit coverage under more than one benefit plan (e.g. through your spouse's plan) you can submit expenses under both plans to receive up to 100% coverage.

How to coordinate benefits if:

Changing your coverage level

Health and dental coverage levels can only be changed during the annual benefits enrolment period. This year, the window for change was Nov 18 to Dec 8, 2019. More information on Benefits Enrolment will be shared in the fall of 2020.

For new employees: Enrolment may also take place throughout the year for newly hired employees, those in recall/rehire positions or for temporary employees who moved into a permanent position.​

Changing dependents

Employees with access to myHRconnect​ can add and remove dependents from their plan or declare student status by logging in and clicking on the “myBenefits” tab, then clicking on the “Life Events” button (top right of page). Employees without access to myHRconnect can request changes by calling 403-268-5800.

Municipal Employees Benefit Association of Calgary

Municipal Employees Benefit Association of Calgary (MEBAC) manages and administers employee contributions to The City of Calgary employee benefits plan. It also partners and negotiates with The City on changes to benefits.

Employee wellness

Employees can access programs and services that support their health and well-being such as the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) or sign up for a fitness class, the Active Living Program, health screening clinics and more. Visit the Wellness site for details.

Getting help

Benefit plan questions

Questions or concerns about your extended health benefit coverage or claims? Contact Green Shield customer service, Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., 1-888-711-1119.

HR Support Services

Speak to an HR Support Services representative for help with questions about benefits and pensions. 403-268-5800​​​​​​​​​.