Emergency: 911
Telecare: 811
Poison: 1-800-565-8161
5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8


The IWK Health Centre offers a competitive benefits package for full and part time employees (and their dependents with different options.  You can go online to find out more about our benefits at http://www.healthassociation.ns.ca

Dental Coverage  (Mandatory benefit)

100% coverage for Basic Services
80% coverage for Major Services
50% coverage for Orthodontic Services

Health and Prescription Drug Coverage (Optional benefit)

We offer two options – Plan A and Plan B.  While both plans cost the same the prescription drug, vision care, and paramedical coverage available under each plan is slightly different.  If you join the plan, you will select the option that best suits your individual situation.

Basic Life Insurance (Mandatory benefit after 3 months)

Life Insurance equals to two times your annual earnings until age 70. Under this program your spouse is insured for $10,000 and each dependent child is insured for $5000

Long Term Disability Insurance (Mandatory benefit after 3 months)

If you are unable to work due to illness or injury our Long Term Disability provides a benefit equal to 70% of your pre-disability monthly earnings. 

Optional Benefits

Optional Life Insurance for You and/or Your Spouse.  Coverage is available in units of $10,000 to a maximum of $500,000.00.  We also offer life insurance for dependent children.

Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&d) Insurance

The coverage provided a benefit to you in the event of accidental injury or to your beneficiary in the event of your accidental death.  Coverage is available in units of $10,000 to a maximum of $300,000

Critical Illness Insurance for You and/or Your Spouse

This coverage provides a lump sum payment in the event that you are diagnosed with a critical illness.  Coverage is available for you and/or your spouse in units of $5000 with a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $150,000