Stay up to date with the latest news about your benefits.


Eight organizations, 1,200 employees join 3sHealth-administered EFAP since 2017

September 24, 2019 - Eight new organizations have joined the 3sHealth-administered Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) since 2017, meaning that over 1,200 new employees are now covered by the program. Their immediate families and dependents will also benefit from the coverage.    READ MORE »

Maximum reimbursement schedules for dental plans now available

March 6, 2019 - Find out more about the maximum amounts you can claim under the Core Dental and Enhanced Dental care plans.   READ MORE »

Keep your beneficiary information up to date

March 6, 2019 - Designating a life insurance beneficiary is important, as it ensures your loved ones are taken care of. Life insurance can be paid directly to your named beneficiary within a few weeks of your death. Your loved ones do not have to wait for your estate to be settled.   READ MORE »

Rehabilitation services help employees bounce back from illness or injury

February 27, 2019 - Did you know the disability income plans provide a number of rehabilitation services?   READ MORE »

Survivor benefits help ensure the financial security of your loved ones

February 27, 2019 - Learn more about protecting the financial security of your loved ones.   READ MORE »

2019 claims freeze is over

January 21, 2019 - The 2019 benefits claims freeze is over and plan members can once again submit claims online and use their drug card for prescriptions.   READ MORE »

Many routine vaccines now covered by the employee benefit plans

January 9, 2019 - Effective January 1, 2019, many routine vaccines that guard against many common diseases and illnesses such as the human papilloma virus (HPV), meningitis, shingles, pneumonia, and cholera are covered by the employee benefit plans.   READ MORE »

Psychology/social work maximums increasing

January 9, 2019 - Psychology/social work have increased from a combined maximum of $400 per insured person per calendar year to a combined maximum of $1,000 per insured person per calendar year.   READ MORE »

2019 claims freeze

January 8, 2019 - Important update regarding the annual measure.   READ MORE »

Plan members no longer have to pay for dependent life insurance

August 21, 2018 - Starting on September 1, 2018, dependent life insurance coverage will now be provided under basic life insurance for all plan members. Plan members will no longer need to opt in and pay for dependent life insurance coverage.    READ MORE »

Register for the new-and-improved GroupNet for Plan Members

August 10, 2018 - If you are already a member of the site, you will have to re-register with a new username and password.   READ MORE »

Supporting the caregivers of Saskatchewan

August 7, 2018 - 3sHealth helps health system employees access their benefits and administers the Disability Income Plan, which provides income support to health-system employees who can no longer work due to illness or injury.   READ MORE »

Who pays first: the province or your employee benefit plan?

July 18, 2018 - Extended health-care benefits help plan members and their families pay for medically necessary expenses that are not covered by the provincial plan. If there is government coverage available for a prescription drug, medical service, or supply that is also eligible under the Employee Benefit Plans, the government plan must always pay its portion first.   READ MORE »

Benefit coverage during a leave of absence extended to...

July 18, 2018 - Learn more about this enhanced benefit.   READ MORE »

Verify your child's student status annually to maintain their health and dental coverage

June 28, 2018 - If your child is over the age of 21 and attending an accredited college or university, you must verify your child’s student status with 3sHealth every year.   READ MORE »

GroupNet for Plan Members is getting a new look

June 12, 2018 - Great-West Life is releasing a new version of GroupNet for Plan Members this summer. The re-designed site will have more functionality for members to access, whether at home or on-the-go.   READ MORE »

You might be eligible for a new blood glucose monitoring system

June 11, 2018 - Good news for people with insulin-dependent diabetes: a new kind of blood glucose monitoring system is now on the market. And thanks to a recent change in the 3sHealth employee benefit plans, the costs associated with this new system are now eligible for reimbursement.   READ MORE »

Updated commentaries now available on

June 6, 2018 - The commentary booklets for Group Life, Extended Health Care and Enhanced Dental, and the Out-of-Scope Flexible Spending Plan were recently refreshed and updated.   READ MORE »

PST will no longer be applied to life and health insurance premiums

March 6, 2018 - Effective February 26, 2018, life and health insurance premiums are no longer subject to six per cent PST.   READ MORE »

2018 claims freeze is over

January 29, 2018 - The 2018 benefits claims freeze is over and plan members can once again submit claims online and use their drug card for prescriptions.   READ MORE »

You want to know (about your benefits) – part four

January 23, 2018 - You have questions about your benefits. We have answers. In part four of our four-part series, we look at coverage for retirees.   READ MORE »

Your workplace benefits just got a bit better – part three

January 17, 2018 - Hearing tests are now eligible for reimbursement once every…   READ MORE »

You want to know (about your benefits) – part three

January 17, 2018 - You have questions about your benefits. We have answers. In part three of our four-part series, we look at updating dependents.   READ MORE »

PST on DIP contributions

October 17, 2017 - Provincial sales tax now applies to all Disability Income Plan contributions. This change affects all health system employers and employees who contribute to the plan.   READ MORE »

Customize your claim forms

September 19, 2017 - When you log in to the Great-West Life GroupNet for Plan Members website, you have the ability to print personalized claim forms that are pre-populated with your information.   READ MORE »

Get access to your benefits 24/7

August 16, 2017 - Want to know if your dental claim is paid yet? Need to know if you’re eligible for glasses? Want to submit your massage claim while still in the office? There’s an app for that!

Did you move recently?

June 5, 2017 - You can now update your address with Great-West Life directly on the GroupNet for Plan Members website.   READ MORE »

Use your vision care maximum for laser eye surgery

June 5, 2017 - Did you know that as an employee benefit plan member that you can now chose to use your vision care maximum towards laser eye surgery?   READ MORE »

Fall 2016 Employee Benefits Newsletter

November 7, 2016 - The Fall 2016 Employee Benefits newsletter contains information on the disability management claim application process, how to use Member eClaims, the high price of fraud, out-of-country travel, benefit plan enhancements, and an update on the Better U Challenge.   READ MORE »
pdf  2016-EBP-Fall-Newsletter-web.pdf

Employee benefits hosts education days for employers

November 7, 2016 - Participants at a recent educational session learn first-hand how to support healthcare workers.   READ MORE »

Better U Challenge – What’s in it for you?

July 11, 2016 - The first answer to this question might be some pretty awesome prizes but the dividends for healthcare workers across Saskatchewan could be even greater, longer lasting and more impactful than a FitBit or a Bowflex, says Alana Shearer-Kleefeld, manager of employee benefits administration at 3sHealth.   READ MORE »
pdf  2016-07-08-Better-U-Challenge-Whats-in-it-for-you.pdf

Saying goodbye to diabetes and hello to quality of life

June 14, 2016 - Debbie Deausy is beating diabetes and high blood pressure using two simple tools – an exercise bike and the Canada Food Guide. Her journey started more than two years ago when she made a personal commitment to start losing weight. Since then, she’s dropped 150 pounds and now shops anywhere she pleases for a size 8 versus going to specialty shops where she looked for a size 26.   READ MORE »
pdf  2016-06-14-Say-goodbye-to-diabetes.pdf

“My hips don’t lie”

June 8, 2016 - ​Chronic pain over the past year has had an impact on Alana Shearer-Kleefeld’s quality of life and ability to simply move. As part of the Better U Challenge, Shearer-Kleefeld, manager of Employee Benefits Administration at 3sHealth, will share her story as she endeavours to reverse the impact of months of inactivity. Keep coming back to visit us here or on Facebook to learn about her progress.   READ MORE »
pdf  2016-06-08-My-Hips-Don't-Lie.pdf

3sHealth Employee Benefits 2016 Members Annual Statement Newsletter

June 6, 2016 - The 2016 Members Annual Statement Newsletter was mailed at the end of May with member's individual annual statements. The newsletter contains information on new enhancements to the extended health and dental plan, the Better U Challenge, health case management and the enhanced disability program.   READ MORE »
pdf  2016-June-EBP-MembersAnnual-Statement-WEB.pdf

Enter the Better U Challenge: Get, Be, Live, Stay, Healthy!

June 1, 2016 - Setting wellness goals is personal to each one of us. And it is not easy. But maintaining personal health is a far easier task than dealing with a prolonged illness. 3sHealth wants to help its Employee Benefits Plan members achieve their wellness goals with our Better U Challenge. From June 1 to August 31, 2016, plan members can work towards their wellness goals and be entered to win fabulous prizes!   READ MORE »
pdf  2016-06-01-Better-U-Challenge.pdf

More life insurance coverage for 3sHealth benefits plan members

April 6, 2016 - An estimated 1,700 3sHealth employee benefits plan members now have additional life insurance coverage in response to a one-time enrollment opportunity offered by 3sHealth.   READ MORE »
pdf  2016-04-05-More-life-insurance-coverage-for-plan-members.pdf

‘Live Chat’ option now available to 3sHealth Employee Benefits customers

December 28, 2015 - ​3sHealth employee benefits clients now have the option of chatting electronically with a Benefits Services Officer through the 3sHealth website.    READ MORE »
pdf  2015-12-28-Live-Chat.pdf

A new vision for disability leave

December 21, 2015 - Whenever a healthcare employee is on illness or disability, the goal is to get them back to work safely as quickly as possible. Stakeholders from across the province met in Regina on Nov. 18th to discuss a new way of thinking when it comes to disability leave.   READ MORE »
pdf  2015-12-21-A-new-vision-for-disability-leave.pdf

Improvement event focuses on employee benefits customers

December 8, 2015 - A team including 3sHealth employee benefits and information management staff as well as subject matter experts from SaskTel and eHealth came together for a Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) focused on creating a consistent client experience for 3sHealth’s employee benefits customers.    READ MORE »
pdf  2015-12-07-Improvement-event-focuses-on-customers.pdf

Fall 2015 Employee Benefits Newsletter

November 24, 2015 - The Fall 2015 Employee Benefits newsletter contains information on benefit plan improvements, plan coverage while traveling outside Canada, the new 3-in-1 benefits card and optional life insurance.   READ MORE »
pdf  2015_EBP_Fall_Newsletter_web.pdf

New Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) begins on October 1st

October 1, 2015 - 3s Health and its health system partners have announced that Shepell, a leading Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider will begin providing services to eligible employees on October 1, 2015.    READ MORE »
pdf  2015-10-01-New-Employee-Family-Assistance-Program.pdf

3sHealth Employee Benefits Plan 2015 Members Annual Statement Newsletter

May 26, 2015 - This most recent newsletter was mailed in May 2015 with employees' Members' Annual Statement.   READ MORE »
pdf  2015-05-26-EBP-Member-Statement-web.pdf

Fall 2014 Employee Benefits Newsletter

December 1, 2014 - This newsletter contains items of interest for members of the 3sHealth employee benefits plan.   READ MORE »
pdf  2014_EBP_Fall_Newsletter_web.pdf

3sHealth Employee Benefits Plan 2014 Members Annual Statement Newsletter

April 1, 2014 - This issue of the 3sHealth Employee Benefits Newsletter was sent with the Member's Annual Statement.   READ MORE »
pdf  2014-3sHealth-EBP-Annual-Statement.pdf

Rate changes for Disability Income Plan capture savings

February 25, 2014 - 3sHealth has projected savings of approximately $5.1 million for health sector employers and employees due to a decrease in Disability Income Plan (DIP) contribution rates.
pdf  3sHealth-Feb2014-Disability-Income-Plan-Rate-Changes.pdf

A Lean approach to Disability Income Plan appeals

August 15, 2013 - For clients of 3sHealth’s Disability Income Plans (DIP), a Lean exercise created a significant change in the way appeals in the DIP department are handled.   READ MORE »
pdf  3sHealth-A-Lean-Approach-to-DIP-Appeals-August-2013.pdf

3sHealth announces rebates for members of the Retiree Benefit Plan

July 19, 2013 - On May 10, 2013, 3sHealth issued a refund cheque to people who were members of its Retiree Benefit Plan on April 1, 2013. The refund is a result of contract negotiations with Group Medical Services (GMS) that adjusts the premium rate to reflect the actual claims experienced by plan members, compared to estimated claims costs.   READ MORE »
pdf  3sHealth-2013-07-Benefits.pdf

Great West Life adds new providers to eClaims network

February 19, 2013 - Great-West life is enhancing their provider eClaims network by adding more paramedical services to the network.
pdf  3sHealth-2013-02-Great-West-Life.pdf