The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) is more than health insurance—we’re health champions. We provide sustainable, holistic health benefits, programs and services and are there to support you and your employer throughout your personal and workplace wellness journeys.
Our benefit plans and services cover the full spectrum of the health journey, including general health, employee and family assistance and loss of life and disability benefits.
They are designed and continually improved using our knowledge of the public education sector in Alberta, and we work hard to develop innovative solutions that promote, protect and improve the overall health of you and your dependants every step of the way. And because no one should have to worry about health benefits, we make sure the plan is financially safe, secure and tailored to meet your needs.
Our model is a rarity in the traditional health insurance arena, and we’re proud to be the tailored, comprehensive option for the more than 140,000 Albertans impacted by our services.
At our Core
As the recognized leader in providing comprehensive health benefits and services specifically designed to meet the needs of Alberta’s public education sector, ASEBP is a committed partner in promoting, protecting, improving and sustaining the health of our covered members and their dependants.
People. However you connect with us, our supportive culture and commitment to quality service means that we’re with you—wherever you are on your health journey.
Integrity. Being a trusted partner on your health journey means ensuring this responsibility is reflected throughout every aspect of our organization.
Collaboration. We see health as a shared responsibility. When individuals, organizations, health benefit plans and other stakeholders all work together to promote, protect, improve and sustain health and well-being in Alberta—everyone benefits.
Innovation. From technology tailored to your needs to creative approaches for achieving health outcomes or effectively managing the plan, we are always seeking innovative opportunities to enhance our services.
Sustainability. Whether we’re carefully balancing investments, leveraging knowledge or assessing trends, our focus remains the long-term sustainability of the plan for current and future generations.
The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) is different from traditional insurance providers and our governance structure offers no exception.
Because we’re not accountable to shareholders or driven by corporate profits, our Trustees are able to focus their attention and ASEBP’s efforts on what’s really important—the needs of Alberta’s school employees.
ASEBP Trustee Fast Facts
- 10 Trustees—five appointed by the ASBA and five by the ATA
- Bound by a Deed of Trust which sets out our operational terms and conditions
- Believe that health benefits and services are a sound investment by the public education sector
- Believe that the success and sustainability of the plan and its impact on covered member health is a shared responsibility between us, employers and covered members
Our Trustees are also responsible for determining our mission, values and strategic direction. Our chief executive officer—appointed by the Trustees—along with the rest of ASEBP’s executive team then operationalize these and translate them into health initiatives, products and services which demonstrate a high value for covered members and their dependants.
Meet our Trustees
|Drew Chipman, ASEBP Chair
April 2019 - present
Assistant superintendent, corporate services at Foothills School Division
(Trustee January 2009 - March 2019)
|James Gerun, ASEBP Vice-Chair
August 2021 - present
An executive staff officer for teacher employment services at the ATA
April 2022 - present
Teacher with Sturgeon Public School Division
September 2013 - present
Teacher with Prairie Land School Division
January 2021 - present
Elected school trustee with Northern Gateway School Division
August 2022 - present
Teacher with Clearview Public Schools
January 2018 - present
Elected school trustee with Red Deer Catholic Separate School Division
September 2018 - present
Elected school trustee with Wild Rose School Division
August 2020 - present
Assistant principal with Edmonton School Division
January 2022 - present
Elected school trustee with Livingstone Range School Division
The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) has been a part of Alberta’s educational landscape for nearly half a century. It all began in 1968 when the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) and Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) came together to jointly sponsor a new, province-wide group insurance program—the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan.
1970s: The Early Years
We began by providing Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Extended Disability Benefits, but soon added Extended Health Care, Dental Care and Vision Care in the mid-70s. Our first few years were mainly transaction-based services—very simply put, we were paying your claims.
1980s: Up, Up and Away
By this time, we’d found our groove and began self-funding some of our benefits—investing our dollars accordingly to keep the plan financially stable. As a result, we gained the flexibility needed to more easily tailor our benefits to the public education sector.
At the same time, a Deed of Trust was drafted and we’d transformed into a health and welfare trust governed equally by the ASBA and ATA.
1990s: Bigger Picture, Better Benefits
In the late 90s, we began to look at managing claims from a holistic perspective and took a more active role in health. We collaborated with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education to better understand aspects of teacher health and explored organizational health initiatives with school jurisdictions to identify factors that impact individual and workplace health.
2000s: Hard Work Pays Off
Our holistic approach gained traction in the 2000s and complementary health programs and services were integrated into the plan. We continued to enhance our services and, as a result, we’re able to provide more and improved communication to our members. We expanded employer supports and began to administer Health Spending Accounts for our employer groups.
Present: From Benefits Provider to Health Organization
We’re continually refining our approach in order to improve, maintain and protect our covered members’ overall wellness. We reinvest plan dollars in proactive health benefits and services, and focus on fostering healthy lifestyles and healthy workplaces through innovative offerings and partnerships like The Sandbox—your space for healthy school workplaces.
We’re always adapting and looking for new ways to reach and support our covered members, and use evidence to inform our progressive plan design and case management, practices and programming.
We’ve been there for Alberta’s public education sector since 1968. We are ASEBP.