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Hi,

I have a friend moving to Ontario soon, and I know that they will not be able to apply for an OHIP card until they are here for 3 months.

Can anyone recommend a company in the UK where they can purchase health insurance for their 1st three months in Ontario? I think that the health insurance they require for their first 3 months is different to just buying travel insurance - can anyone confirm this for me?

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If you have Medicare cover does this negate the need for OHIP. Any idea how much to cover the family with comprehensive cover?.
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If you have Medicare cover does this negate the need for OHIP. Any idea how much to cover the family with comprehensive cover?.
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Everyone (in Ontario) has OHIP. Wholly private health care coverage is basically illegal in canada, although that is slowly changing with laws introduced in Quebec and I think Alberta recently.

By medicare do you mean health insurance through your new job?

Typically this only covers only extras on top of what OHIP would cover (like private rooms, physio, dental etc), so yes you need to get special coverage for the first three months. My employer arranged "Foreign Worker Coverage" for me which covered everything until OHIP kicked in. IIRC this was through Canada Life but that was a long time ago now.
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