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Old Jul 5th 2011, 7:27 pm
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returning to canada in september, my partner is canadaian and the kids are dual citizens, so they will be automoatically covered by health care, but im guessing i wont for a while, should i then just take out normal travel insurance before i leave the uk
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returning to canada in september, my partner is canadaian and the kids are dual citizens, so they will be automoatically covered by health care, but im guessing i wont for a while, should i then just take out normal travel insurance before i leave the uk
They probably wont be covered, most provinces have a wait period for returning residents.

Health coverage is due to residency, not citizenship.

There is a lot of health care / insurance info in the Wiki area. See the ^Blue Bar^

Travel insurance wont cover you. You arent travelling, you are taking up residence.
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Old Jul 5th 2011, 7:49 pm
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Returning to Canada in September, my partner is Canadian and the kids are dual citizens, so they will be automatically covered by health care, but I'm guessing I won't for a while, should I then just take out normal travel insurance before I leave the UK
Returning to where? It does make a difference.
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Old Jul 5th 2011, 7:50 pm
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Returning to where? It does make a difference.
alberta. from what i have read on wiki seems we will be covered from day 1??
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Old Jul 5th 2011, 7:51 pm
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Alberta. From what I have read on wiki seems we will be covered from day 1??
Yes you will.
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Old Jul 5th 2011, 7:52 pm
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Yes you will.
ah good news thanks, good to see that albertas health care is similar to nhs in terms of coverage
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Old Jul 5th 2011, 7:54 pm
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Ah good news thanks, good to see that Alberta health care is similar to NHS in terms of coverage
Not quite the same. You will need supplemental coverage for drugs, ambulance, eye care and dental coverage.

If you don't have coverage for the drugs and ambulance through an employer this might be your next best option. http://www.health.alberta.ca/AHCIP/drugs-non-group.html dental or eye care coverage not included I don't think.

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Not quite the same. You will need supplemental coverage for drugs, ambulance, eye care and dental coverage.

If you don't have coverage for the drugs and ambulance through an employer this might be your next best option. http://www.health.alberta.ca/AHCIP/drugs-non-group.html dental or eye care coverage not included I don't think.
oh yeah i understand that, but atleast it covers the main things that i and im sure other expats thought should be covered. good news ;-)
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