News January 20, 2021

Saskatchewan Blue Cross Introduces New Benefits for Small Businesses

Saskatchewan Blue Cross announced today the launch of Blue Essentials, a Group Benefits solution designed to meet the needs of small businesses in Saskatchewan. This plan is available to small business employers across Saskatchewan to offer group health benefits to their employees.

There are over 149,000 small businesses with fewer than 20 employees in Saskatchewan, and those businesses have unique needs when it comes to offering group health benefits. The new Blue Essentials Group Benefits plan is designed with those needs in mind. Blue Essentials offers comprehensive and affordable group insurance options, so employers can offer health benefits to the employees of their small business without worrying about the impact to their bottom line.

“Health benefits are an essential part of overall wellness. In a time where our health is of utmost importance to us, it’s important to us that we are able to enable employers in Saskatchewan to take care of their employees,” says Steve Loncar, Director of Sales. “Blue Essentials offers sustainable solutions for small businesses, so employers can offer health benefits employees can trust at a cost that doesn’t impact their ability to continue operations.”

Blue Essentials features over 25 benefit options, including coverage for prescription drugs, vision and dental care, travel insurance, hospital stays and extended health benefits like visits to massage therapy and other health practitioners. Employers can also choose to add custom benefits like life insurance, critical illness, or disability insurance.

It is the mission of Saskatchewan Blue Cross to empower the health and wellness of Saskatchewan residents, and part of that mission is to make health benefits accessible to all. By providing Blue Essentials as an option to small business employers, we hope to enable more residents to take care of their health in a meaningful way.

For more information on Blue Essentials, please visit or call 1-866-667-6853.

About Saskatchewan Blue Cross
For 75 years, Saskatchewan Blue Cross® has been committed to delivering exceptional health and wellness benefits, travel insurance and life insurance solutions to Saskatchewan residents and employers. A locally based, not-for-profit organization, it’s recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, one of the Top 100 Companies in Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s Top 100 Brands (as part of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross® Plans), and proudly supports the wellbeing of more than 130,000 members. With a mission to empower communities on their journey to whole health and wellness, and a vision for a future of lifelong health and wellbeing for every person in Saskatchewan, this team is committed to advancing and benefiting the communities they call home. Learn more at:

Media Contact
Cheryl de Villiers
Director, Customer Experience | Marketing
Saskatchewan Blue Cross