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The Department of Health offers insurance programs to help Nunavummiut pay the costs of insured medical treatment, prescription drugs, medical supplies and medical travel.
Every Nunavut resident is covered under the Nunavut Health Care Plan when they meet the eligibility criteria.
The Nunavut Health Care Plan also offers an additional insurance plan called Extended Health Benefits which may help pay for any prescriptions, medical travel costs or medical supplies and equipment needs.
Follow the links below to find health insurance options offered by the Government of Nunavut, Health Canada, and other insurance companies.
Nunavut Health Insurance Programs Office:
The Nunavut Health Care Plan
The Nunavut Health Care Plan is available to Nunavut residents and covers the cost of insured medical care in and out of the territory.
Non-Insured Health Benefits
Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) is a program offered to eligible Land Claim Beneficiaries that helps pay for some costs not covered by the Nunavut Health Care Plan.
Extended Health Benefits
The Extended Health Benefits (EHB) offers coverage to Nunavummiut who need additional health care services not covered by the Nunavut Health Care Plan, or by employer-provided health benefit plans.
EHB covers Nunavummiut diagnosed with Specified Conditions, non-aboriginal seniors of 65 years of age or older and medical travel for individuals who have exhausted their third-party or employer-provided insurance plans, including Health Canada's Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for Inuit and First Nations. Select conditions may apply.
Third Party Health Insurance
Third party health insurance is offered through employer insurance programs or private health insurance companies.
Travelling outside of Canada
The Department of Health advises that you should consider purchasing travel insurance prior to leaving Canada for vacation or extended periods when you are planning to be out of the country.