Group Policy 92657
The Companion Plan is a mandatory plan that International Students are required to purchase if they opt-out of the International Student Health Plan with Nova Scotia MSI Coverage. The cost of the Companion Plan is a one-time fee of $51.00 added to your student account.
Why do I need this coverage?
Even though you have MSI, it does not cover certain expenses like repatriation, air evacuation, burial or other expensive emergency benefits and provides very limited coverage outside of Canada. The Companion Plan covers off these expenses so you can travel worry-free!
What is covered?
Students are covered for 31 days outside of the province of Nova Scotia and outside of Canada (including their home country) for medical emergencies.
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If you are dual citizen, and hold a Canadian passport, you may not be automatically enrolled under the NSCAD International health Plan if you have applied to NSCAD as a Canadian Citizen.
In addition, you may not be eligible for Nova Scotia provincial health care (MSI) until you fulfill specific requirements.
In order to qualify for Nova Scotia Provincial Health Care (MSI), please see the following requirements below. Please note; these requirements are subject to change without notice. Please contact MSI directly to confirm your eligibility at 1-800-563-8880 / 902-496-7008 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find more information online here.
International Student with Canadian Passport (Dual Citizen)
Eligible for MSI on the 1st day you arrive in Nova Scotia provided you have a valid Canadian Passport or Canadian Birth Certificate.
International Student Coming from another Canadian Province (Dual Citizen)
If you are an international dual citizen, but are coming to Nova Scotia from another Canadian Province, and not coming from abroad, you may be eligible for MSI on the 1st day of the third month that you are in Nova Scotia provided you have a valid Canadian Passport or Canadian Birth Certificate.
International Student Without Canadian Passport (Not A Dual Citizen)
Eligible or MSI on the 1st day of the 13th month that you have been in Nova Scotia & have not been outside of the province for more than consecutive 30 days.
For questions regarding what is covered under your plan contact Medavie Blue Cross directly.
Medavie Blue Cross Coverage Telephone Number: 1-833-867-3468
Medavie Blue Cross Coverage Email: email@example.com