Northern Health offers a full benefit package to regular full-time and part-time employees including their spouse and eligible dependents. Casual employees are given the option of purchasing their benefits (MSP, Extended Health & Dental) for themselves and their eligible dependents.
Medical Services Plan of BC (MSP)
Northern Health pays 100% of the premium for employees and their eligible dependents.
Our extended health plan covers a variety of expenses when incurred by you or your dependents as a result of the necessary treatment of an illness or injury. There is an annual deductible.
Our dental plan covers 100% of basic dental services and over 60% of major reconstruction services and orthodontic services.
Group life insurance
The Group Life benefit is paid to your beneficiary or estate in the event of your death from any source while employed with Northern Health.
Long term disability
The Long Term Disability benefit provides you with a monthly income if you are unable to work as a result of an accident or sickness after you complete your qualifying period.
Accidental death and dismemberment
The Accidental Death benefit is paid to your beneficiary or estate in the event of your death as a result of an accident. It is paid in addition to the Group Life benefit. The cost of the benefit is paid by Northern Health. An Accidental Dismemberment benefit is paid to you if you lose a limb, sight, hearing or speech as a result of an accident, and includes loss of use (paralysis).
Municipal pension plan
Municipal Pension Plan is a condition of employment for all regular full-time employees and optional for regular part-time employees.
Employee and family assistance program
This is an off-site, confidential, voluntary, short-term counseling program provided for employees to deal with a range of personal, family and workplace concerns. These services are provided to employees at no cost.
You may be eligible for a loan forgiveness program through the Federal and BC Provincial Governments:
- If you are a nurse practitioner, nurse or physician and practice in rural or remote communities you may be eligible for the Canada student loan forgiveness program for family doctors and nurses.
- The StudentAidBC program is available for many eligible professions. For a list of professions and eligibility requirements, visit the BC loan forgiveness program.