Canada International Student Insurance Needs and Options Explained
For background info about the Canadian health care system read our article found here. When in Canada even if you are covered under the public Medicare system it is still encouraged that you have carry supplemental coverage. Students in Canada will find this article helpful in navigating insurance needs.
What does an international student do for medical insurance in Canada?
Students who go to Canada can get medical insurance in different ways. Some provinces allow eligible international students to join the Medicare National Health Insurance program, enabling them to receive the same medical care as the local population. Some provinces do not provide Medicare public health insurance to foreign students, and international students are required to buy either their school medical insurance or buy commercial medical insurance. School provided insurance is addressed two different ways: one is mandatory, the students of the school can only buy medical insurance from the school (the majority of schools in Ontario use this approach); the other is non-mandatory, students can choose to buy the insurance provided by the school or can also choose to buy their own commercial health insurance.
TaiAn International Health Insurance can be used throughout Canada. Coverage includes general illness, accidental injury, outpatient service, emergency, ambulance, hospitalization, surgery, prescription drugs, medical evacuation and repatriation of remains. You can apply for coverage whether you are a long term or short term student or a family member visiting Canada.
Canada International Student Insurance Requirements Vary by Province
The details about how medical insurance for international students works are different by Canadian province. You can click the link below for more information on your province.
Students who can not participate in the government public insurance can use any of the TaiAn insurance plans below: TaiAn Plan B, TaiAn Plan S and TaiAn Travel Medical Insurance (Patriot America). Family members visiting Canada can use TaiAn Travel Medical Insurance (Patriot America). You can purchase online at any time. The insurance effective date can be the next day or later. You can use TaiAn Health insurance in any country other than your home country.
For assistance with you insurance needs, contact TaiAn international Insurance and speak with one of our trained professionals.