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Medical Travel for Land Claim Beneficiaries

If your doctor or nurse tells you that you need leave your home community for medical treatment, they will set up an appointment for you in a hospital, health centre or doctor’s office outside your community.

If you are eligible, the costs of your medical travel will be paid for by up to three different government insurance plans:

  • Nunavut Health Care Plan
  • Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)
  • Extended Health Benefits (EHB)

Nunavut Health Care Plan

Your Nunavut Health Care Plan will pay your airfare less a $250 round trip deductible (co-payment) from your home community to the nearest centre where treatment is available.

Click here for more information on the Nunavut Health Care Plan.

Click here to see what the Nunavut Health Care Plan covers for medical travel and how to make claims. 

 

Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)

As a Land Claim Beneficiary you may be eligible for the Non Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program.

To be eligible for NIHB, you must be recognized as Inuit by an Inuit organization.

Click here for more information on Non Insured Health Benefits.

Click here to see what NIHB covers for medical travel and how to make claims.

 

Extended Health Benefits (EHB)

The Extended Health Benefits program will help cover the cost of medical travel if you are enrolled in the program.

To be eligible for EHB, you must be a non-beneficiary 65 years or older, a non-beneficiary with a long-term illness, or a Nunavut resident who has used up all other insurance options.

Click here to see if you are eligible for Extended Health Benefits.

Click here to see what EHB covers for medical travel and how to make claims.