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


The 2021 claims freeze is over

January 20, 2021 - The 2021 benefits claims freeze is over. Plan members can once again submit claims online and use their drug card for prescriptions.   READ MORE »

COVID-19: 3sHealth service delivery update

November 19, 2020 - 3sHealth is adjusting its processes as a result of provincial efforts to minimize and contain the spread of COVID-19. More information for benefit plan members and our stakeholders is available here.    READ MORE »

Your two options for paying for prescription drugs

November 17, 2020 - Your prescription needs and your payment preferences determine which of the two possible options is right for you. Learn which option is right for you and your family before your next pharmacy visit.   READ MORE »

The many benefits of physiotherapy for plan members

November 17, 2020 - Regaining strength, increasing mobility, and reducing pain levels after an injury or surgery is a challenging process, but you don’t have go through it alone. Make the most of your benefits plan by seeing a physiotherapist.    READ MORE »

Better sleep and better health: Your benefits help with both

November 12, 2020 - If you have sleep apnea, you know that it is a disorder that prevents a good night’s rest and leads to fatigue. It can also result in more serious health problems, such as heart diseases, high blood pressure, and obesity. Your benefits plan is here to help.   READ MORE »

Comprehensive list of support services available to Saskatchewan health-care employees

September 15, 2020 - It is important to remember that there are many support services available to Saskatchewan health-care employees and their dependents, during the pandemic and during more normal times. Some are free and others can be claimed as a part of benefits coverage.   READ MORE »

Update: Path to Health disability claims management redesign

July 28, 2020 - To better serve our plan members, 3sHealth has designed a new approach to disability claims management called “Path to Health.” Learn about improvements from the first year of the project.   READ MORE »

What is the role of a clinical counsellor?

July 21, 2020 - How can clinical counsellors help plan members? Clinical counsellors use best practices and evidence-based techniques to help individuals, couples, and families navigate challenges.    READ MORE »

Ensuring support for plan members during COVID-19: Adjusting disability adjudication processes

June 30, 2020 - When physicians and other practitioners were focusing on COVID-19, 3sHealth temporarily adjusted its processes to make sure that plan members could receive uninterrupted access to their benefits. In response to the challenging circumstances that the pandemic created, the Employee Benefit Plans Board of Trustees approved temporary changes to disability adjudication practices. These changes ensured that 3sHealth could continue to process and pay disability benefits to our plan members.   READ MORE »

Save time: Dictate, don’t handwrite, disability-related reports

June 30, 2020 - Physicians can now simply dictate the application forms for health-system employees who need medical information as part of the disability benefits administered by 3sHealth.   READ MORE »

Take care of your loved ones: Keep important information up to date

June 10, 2020 - COVID-19 has reminded us all of the fragility of life. You want to take care of your loved ones, and that’s why it is important to make sure your estate matters are in order. You will have peace of mind knowing there is no uncertainty in the event of your passing.    READ MORE »

Coverage for mental health services doubles

June 1, 2020 - Plan members will receive more coverage for mental health services. The annual maximum reimbursement amount for psychology/social work is increasing to $2,000 from $1,000.    READ MORE »

Supports are available for Saskatchewan health-care employees

March 23, 2020 - During difficult times, there are many supports available for health-care employees. Use these services to maintain your health and well-being.   READ MORE »

Great-West Life has rebranded to Canada Life

March 3, 2020 - The Great-West Life Assurance Company, the London Life Insurance Company, and the Canada Life Assurance Company amalgamated on Jan. 1, 2020. They are now one company called the Canada Life Assurance Company.   READ MORE »

The 2020 claims freeze is over

January 22, 2020 - The 2020 benefits claims freeze is over. Plan members can once again submit claims online and use their drug card for prescriptions.    READ MORE »

Social workers support mental health treatment

December 31, 2019 - Social workers, in addition to psychologists, are professional resources available to plan members to aid with overall well-being and mental health support in a time of need.   READ MORE »

The Legacy Benefit Program

December 17, 2019 - No one is ever emotionally prepared for the death of a loved one. The emotional toll is fueled not only by grief, but also by the monetary cost of such an event. Through the Legacy Benefit Program, there is help.    READ MORE »

Initial expectations call provides support to plan members

December 10, 2019 - To improve plan members’ experience, 3sHealth Employee Benefits has implemented the “initial expectations call.” This call is now the first step in the disability claim process.    READ MORE »

A new approach to disability claims management

December 10, 2019 - The 3sHealth Employee Benefits team is designing a new approach to disability claims management to better serve our plan members.   READ MORE »

Improving your financial wellness as a health-care employee

October 29, 2019 - Getting a handle on how best to manage personal and family finances can be difficult at the best of times. Financial issues can lead to stress and other health-related problems. One way to improve physical and mental health is to improve financial wellness, and there are many services available to health-care employees to do just that.    READ MORE »

New contest announced: Introducing Health Connected

October 25, 2019 - Learn how to enter into a new contest celebrating Great-West Life's introduction of a new and improved health and wellness site.   READ MORE »

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 »

Path to Health grand prize winners announced

September 17, 2019 - The Path to Health contest has concluded and 3sHealth is excited to announce the winners of 11 grand prize draws.   READ MORE »

Collaboration and engagement showcased at Path to Health claims redesign event

September 10, 2019 - In the last week of August, members of the 3sHealth employee benefits team convened for two days to build an improved approach to disability case management. Learn more about their work.   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