Health Insurance

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.

 

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.

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

 

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.

Click here for more information on Non Insured Health Benefits.

 

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.   

Click here for more information on EHB.

 

Third Party Health Insurance

Third party health insurance is offered through employer insurance programs or private health insurance companies.

Click here for more information on third party health insurance.

 

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.

 Click here for more information on travel insurance when travelling outside of Canada.

 

Travelling outside of Nunavut, but within Canada

 Click here for more information on travel insurance when travelling in Canada.