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Canadian Citizen returning to Ontario without OHIP 

returningcitizen
returningcitizen
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Posted On: 6/28/2014
Hi,

I'm a Canadian citizen who lived abroad for 10 years as a non-resident of Canada. I just moved back to Ontario last week and intend to reside here permanently. Unfortunately because I was not a resident of Ontario for several years, my OHIP healthcard expired. I was told by Service Ontario that as a returning resident, I am subject to the three-month waiting period before my OHIP coverage can begin again.

I was advised to purchase private health insurance coverage for this period, but unfortunately I am unable to find any private health insurance companies that will offer insurance for Canadian citizens who live in Canada but are not covered under provincial health insurance. The only private health insurance plans I have found for new residents in Ontario without OHIP are for non-Canadian citizens.

Has anyone else experienced this problem or have any advice? Thank you.
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Posted On: 7/8/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation with us.

We apologize that, as per our Settlement.Org Terms and Conditions, unfortunately, we cannot recommend one product or company over another. However, we have found a few listings by searching the term "Health Insurance for Canadian Citizens returning to Ontario" in Google.

We hope that others can provide some additional information and suggestions to you.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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hank011
hank011
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Posted On: 7/15/2014
hank011
hank011
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No organization in Ontario is permitted to cover "Basic Health Care" besides OHIP. Only travel insurance is available which covers very little.
We ran into this same problem.
Unless you can find a company that will cover you in the country of origin that will cover you while in Canada(we only found one)then you may as well go without coverage for the three months and pray nothing goes wrong.
Walk in clinics take cash.
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