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ARTA has one of the best voluntary Retiree Benefits Plans in Canada. Established in 1995 by retired teachers for retired teachers, the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan offers…

  • Options for different levels of coverage for Extended Health Care (EHC), with or without Emergency Travel coverage, and for different levels of coverage for Dental Care. The many options provide the freedom to select the coverage level that’s right for members and their families.

The Emergency Travel plan offers the best travel coverage in Canada for retirees. The EmergencyTravel Benefit is only available with the EHC benefit.

  • 92 day per trip coverage, unlimited trips per year
  • $5,000,000 lifetime maximum
  • Access to ARTA Travel Website and Allianz Global Assistance services
  • No pre-existing conditions or stability clauses – claims must be for sudden and unforeseen causes
  • Includes trip cancellation/interruption insurance coverage
  • Option to purchase Supplementary Travel Insurance to extend covered travel days to 212 days for a single trip
  • Options for Dental Care coverage – enroll at any time (subject to Late Applicant provisions)
  • Stand Alone Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance available to any ARTA member even if they haven’t enrolled in the benefits plan
  • Access to wellness resources and programs
  • Electronic claims service – the covered amount can often be paid right at the point of payment.


ASEBP (the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan) is the administrator for the ARTA Retiree Benefits Program. ASEBP also  administers benefits for a number of Alberta active teachers and other Alberta education sector employees.

Did You Know?

There is a 60 day enrollment window. If you apply for coverage before, or within 60 days after leaving another group insurance plan, you can join the retiree plan without a medical questionnaire. Apply early so your program is in place when your current program ends.

Late Applicants

If you apply for Emergency Travel benefits after the 60 day enrollment window, you may still apply. However you will need to complete a medical questionnaire, and your travel coverage may be denied. If you apply for Dental Care as a late applicant your coverage in your first year of coverage is prorated. You can enroll in EHC benefits at any time.