APS pensions and retirement plans

Pensions and retirement plans available to Alberta Public Service employees.


Management employees

Bargaining unit employees

Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP)


Retiree benefits

Learn about the retiree benefits programs that are available to employees retiring from the APS.

APS Retiree Health and Wellness Benefits Program

The Alberta Public Sector Retiree Health and Wellness Benefits Plan is a partnership between the Public Service Commission and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Current and future retires from the Alberta Public Service can enrol in this group benefits program, which is sponsored by the Alberta Retired Teachers' Association (ARTA) and administered by the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP).

The plan includes extended health coverage with an Out-of-Province/Canada Emergency Travel Option, dental care, and long term care for retirees and their eligible dependents.

For program details, see the Alberta Retired Teachers' Association (ARTA) website and the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan brochure.


For more information about the program, call 1-855-212-2400.

Alberta Blue Cross Retiree Benefit Plan

Alberta Blue Cross’s individual benefit plan is available to individuals once they have lost coverage under an employer-sponsored benefit program. Individuals whose employer-sponsored group coverage was through Alberta Blue Cross (through health plans, dental plans or a health spending account) will receive preferred pricing if they purchase this new plan after leaving the public service.

The Alberta Blue Cross Retiree Benefit Plan provides 4 levels of coverage for extended health, prescription drug, dental, and travel benefits. There is no medical review required and all dependents listed on an individual’s provincial or territorial health-care account are eligible for coverage. Participants are responsible for the full cost of their premiums.


To be eligible for enrolment, individuals must:

  • have Alberta provincial health-care coverage at time of application
  • be 50 years of age at the time of application
  • apply for coverage within 90 days from loss of coverage under a group benefit plan


For more information, contact Alberta Blue Cross directly at 1-800-563-6910 (toll-free) or see the Alberta Blue Cross website.

Retirement transition guide

Government of Alberta employee retirement transition guide

Note: the guide is currently being reviewed.