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Health insurance for recent immigrants

Health insurance for recent immigrants

Waiting for OHIP to start?

If you have filed an application for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and are waiting for approval, you leave yourself at risk of having to pay for any medical expenses or accidents that may occur until you receive your coverage. Protect yourself with a landed immigrant insurance plan, and when your OHIP status is confirmed, you can apply for a personal health insurance plan to cover the expenses that OHIP doesn’t cover. Use our handy plan finder today!

Limitations of provincial health coverage

As Canadians, we are privileged to have access to one of the best health care systems in the world. Essential coverage is available to everyone, but even the best health care program cannot cover everything. Make sure you know what is and isn't covered by OHIP, and protect yourself from the expenses that are not covered.

What type of coverage can you get until your OHIP coverage starts?

If you are a permanent resident, foreign student or foreign worker, or if you have applied for a super visa, we have Visitors to Canada insurance plans that are available to you to cover emergency medical costs until your OHIP coverage starts.

Many people don’t realize the costs that an unexpected emergency could incur. Without insurance, you are liable to pay any expenses incurred as a result of an injury, accident or unexpected illness. Until your OHIP coverage is confirmed, Blue Cross offers you the protection of a Visitors to Canada plan to cover unexpected emergencies. With a health insurance plan from Blue Cross, you can protect your health and your finances.

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EQ Care virtual health care

With every eligible health insurance plan purchased, receive free medical support from your computer or mobile device 24/7. With EQ Care, you can talk to a doctor and receive a personalized care plan, all from the comfort of your own home.