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Medicare coverage (MSP coverage in BC) for common-law partner

Medicare coverage (MSP coverage in BC) for common-law partner

Old Sep 8th 2003, 1:24 am
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Helmut
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Default Medicare coverage (MSP coverage in BC) for common-law partner

Hi!

in BC, you need to get Medical Servies Plan (MSP) coverage for every
individual of the family (i.e. me, my common-law partner and our
daughter), right?

What if my employer offers extended medical coverage for the employees
and their families, will my common-law partner and our daughter also
be eligible for those benefits?

If we would be married, all three of us would be eligible. But how are
things if we life in a common-law relationship?

Thanks,
Helmut
 
Old Sep 8th 2003, 4:26 am
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Jim Humphries
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You should ask your employer about extended converage as that would be a
separate insurance arranged through the company.
--
Jim Humphries, former visa officer
"Helmut" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi!
    > in BC, you need to get Medical Servies Plan (MSP) coverage for every
    > individual of the family (i.e. me, my common-law partner and our
    > daughter), right?
    > What if my employer offers extended medical coverage for the employees
    > and their families, will my common-law partner and our daughter also
    > be eligible for those benefits?
    > If we would be married, all three of us would be eligible. But how are
    > things if we life in a common-law relationship?
    > Thanks,
    > Helmut
 
Old Sep 8th 2003, 11:43 pm
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Helmut
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Default Re: Medicare coverage (MSP coverage in BC) for common-law partner

Jim,

the insurance is paid for by the employer. Quite common thing.

It says that the insurance is valid for the employee and their family
members.

Now the question is whether my common-law partner and my daughter are
consiered family members or not (since we are not legally married).

My point is that with immigration issues, being marriedn and
common-law status is the same.

Regards,
Helmut


"Jim Humphries" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected] .ca>...
    > You should ask your employer about extended converage as that would be a
    > separate insurance arranged through the company.
    > --
    > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > "Helmut" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Hi!
    > >
    > > in BC, you need to get Medical Servies Plan (MSP) coverage for every
    > > individual of the family (i.e. me, my common-law partner and our
    > > daughter), right?
    > >
    > > What if my employer offers extended medical coverage for the employees
    > > and their families, will my common-law partner and our daughter also
    > > be eligible for those benefits?
    > >
    > > If we would be married, all three of us would be eligible. But how are
    > > things if we life in a common-law relationship?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Helmut
 
Old Sep 8th 2003, 11:43 pm
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Helmut
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Default Re: Medicare coverage (MSP coverage in BC) for common-law partner

Jim,

the insurance is paid for by the employer. Quite common thing.

It says that the insurance is valid for the employee and their family
members.

Now the question is whether my common-law partner and my daughter are
consiered family members or not (since we are not legally married).

My point is that with immigration issues, being marriedn and
common-law status is the same.

Regards,
Helmut


"Jim Humphries" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected] .ca>...
    > You should ask your employer about extended converage as that would be a
    > separate insurance arranged through the company.
    > --
    > Jim Humphries, former visa officer
    > "Helmut" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Hi!
    > >
    > > in BC, you need to get Medical Servies Plan (MSP) coverage for every
    > > individual of the family (i.e. me, my common-law partner and our
    > > daughter), right?
    > >
    > > What if my employer offers extended medical coverage for the employees
    > > and their families, will my common-law partner and our daughter also
    > > be eligible for those benefits?
    > >
    > > If we would be married, all three of us would be eligible. But how are
    > > things if we life in a common-law relationship?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Helmut
 

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