We are pleased to inform our members that we are satisfied that the decrease in premium rates that Manitoba Blue Cross has set for the 2021 plan year reflects the costs to support the payment of the group administrative expenses, and the payment of member claims.

We are also pleased to announce improvements to coverage for plan members who have extended health and dental coverage, effective February 1, 2021. These members will now have coverage for hearing aids, up to a maximum of $1,000 per person every five years. Also, the coverage for paramedical services has been expanded to include chiropractic services. There is a combined maximum of $750 per person, per year for paramedical services.