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Supporting well-being

At Alberta Health Services (AHS), we understand how vital our people are to fulfilling our mission of providing a patient-focused, high quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

When you are at your best, we are at our best. You’ll have access to a range of benefits that support your health and well-being, as well as those of your family. You will also have excellent pension and group savings options to plan for your future.


Coverage

Benefits and Pension coverage differs based on employee group and may include:

Supplementary
Health

Dental

Life
Insurance

Disability
Coverage


Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Insurance (AD&D)

Local Authorities
Pension Plan (LAPP)

Group
Savings Plan
(RRSP/TFSA)

Flex
Spending
Accounts


See Benefits-at-a-Glance to view a summary of benefits and pension coverage for our employee groups.


Local Authorities Pension Plan

Retirement is a significant life event for anyone, and we’re committed to your success – now, and in the future. The Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) is a defined benefit pension plan. This pension promises a specified monthly amount that is payable for life after retirement. The pension amount is predetermined by a formula based on age, pensionable salary, and pensionable service. AHS plan members and AHS share the cost of LAPP.


Group Savings Plan

AHS is proud to offer employees a Group Savings Plan, providing employees with more ways to set aside money to meet their financial goals by opening a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and/or Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). Benefits of the plan include lower investment management fees than with individual plans and contributions through convenient payroll deductions.

RRSP - Savings for your retirement

Allows contributions to be tax deductible from your current taxable income with taxes deferred until these savings are withdrawn.

TFSA - Savings for your future needs

A special savings account where no tax is paid on investment earnings, capital gains and dividends earned on after-taxed funds deposited into the account.


Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

AHS employees and their immediate family members have access to the Employee & Family Assistance Program – a free and confidential program that offers short-term counselling, lifestyle and specialty coaching, online learning, and more to support mental and physical well-being.


Employee Discounts

AHS employee discounts are special prices offered to AHS employees by businesses and organizations. There are discounts on fitness, technology, food, travel, auto, and more.


Learning Resources

At AHS we believe in providing access to development opportunities and resources so you can not only do your job effectively but also bring your potential to life. A variety of learning resources are available covering everything from best practice training to leadership skills. Learning is delivered three ways: face-to-face learning (classroom), e-learning and a combination of both called blended learning.