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International students who meet the eligibility criteria may benefit from New Brunswick Medicare coverage. Q. Which educational institutions does this policy apply to?

Post-secondary institutions, including universities, community colleges and private institutions as determined by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labor. The list of designated educational institutions is available here.

Q. Who IS eligible for New Brunswick Medicare? Undergraduate and graduate students or enrolled in certificate or diploma programs who hold a valid document from Immigration Canada and attend a recognized educational institution full-time for a full year of study as defined by the approved teaching of the establishment. Spouses and dependents are eligible for Medicare coverage, through this program, if they live with the student and have their own immigration document valid for the same period as the international student.

Q. Who is NOT eligible for New Brunswick Medicare? Students participating in an exchange program are not eligible for New Brunswick Medicare. Students enrolled in part-time studies are not eligible for New Brunswick Medicare. International students who reside in New Brunswick but complete their studies online at an educational institution outside of New Brunswick. Graduate students who work, while studying, at the recognized educational institution and have a graduate work permit, are not eligible for graduate work permit coverage, but may be covered by the graduate work permit. work for graduates. Your work permit. The New Brunswick Medicare Plan does not cover certain uninsured services described in the Medical Services Payment Act, Attachment 2. Students are encouraged to discuss with the educational institution the issue of coverage for services not provided by New Brunswick Medicare.

Q. What is a full year of study? For New Brunswick Medicare purposes, a full year of study runs, at a minimum, from September to April. Q. What do I need to register? All international students wishing to benefit from New Brunswick Medicare coverage must submit the following information / documents along with a completed application form: The student’s valid Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) permit; Yes The date of the student’s arrival in New Brunswick, as well as the date of arrival of dependents. Complete the New Brunswick Medicare Enrollment Application Form. Proof of the student’s full-time enrollment at a post-secondary educational institution in New Brunswick, such as a copy of the educational institution’s confirmation of enrollment showing the start date of the program and the date of completion. 5, 2017 to April 21, 2020). A valid immigration document from the student and his or her dependents for the duration of the full year of study.

Proof of residency (must include applicant’s name and address provided to New Brunswick Medicare). A copy of the passport and the stamp of the last date of entry into Canada. NOTE: New Brunswick Medicare reserves the right to change eligibility based on the above documents. Q. How do I renew my health insurance coverage? The student will need to provide their new valid Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) permit as well as proof of full-time enrollment in a post-secondary educational institution in New Brunswick, as a confirmation copy of the registration of the educational institution specifying the program. start date and end date (for example: from September 5, 2017 to April 21, 2020). Q. What happens if I do not present a valid immigration document after my previous permit expires? The student will cease to be covered by Medicare on the expiration date of the educational document. Eligibility of dependents will also cease on the same date. It is the responsibility of the student or their dependents to ensure that copies of renewed licenses are submitted to Medicare New Brunswick as soon as they become available. If you need medical services, but your coverage has ended, you will need to pay for those services. When you submit your new license to Medicare and it is determined that you are eligible, you can submit any original receipt to Medicare for yourself for review. New Brunswick Medicare will only reimburse current Medicare costs. If the international student is billed at international rates for a service, the student will be responsible for paying the difference.

Q. When can I be eligible for Medicare coverage? The effective date of coverage will be determined based on the documents submitted. The New Brunswick Medicare Card and other letters will be sent to the international student’s mailing address. Make sure you have provided the correct mailing address and notify Medicare of any change of address. You can do this by calling Service New Brunswick Tele-Services at 1-888-762-8600 or the nearest Service New Brunswick service center. Returned mail will void your Medicare card.

Q. Can I leave New Brunswick to visit another province? New Brunswick health insurance policies for interprovincial and international travel apply to all eligible residents of New Brunswick, both beneficiaries and their dependents. Q. Do I need private insurance to travel outside of New Brunswick? If, as a covered person as an international student, you are planning to leave New Brunswick, it would be a good idea to consider purchasing private insurance to cover services not covered by the plan. “New Brunswick Medicare (as for any resident of the province) p. ex. : ambulance and medication costs. We recommend that you contact your educational institution for more information. Q. Do I need private insurance if I plan to travel outside of Canada? You are not covered by New Brunswick Medicare while you are away. Make sure you are covered outside of Canada with your private insurance. We recommend that you contact your educational institution for more information.

Q. What happens if the student drops out of the recognized educational institution? New Brunswick Medicare coverage will cease on the date specified in the study permit or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) document or on the date of graduation, whichever comes first. contingency. The foreign student must notify New Brunswick Medicare if such a situation arises. If the student obtains a different permit (for example, a work permit), they must submit it to New Brunswick Medicare for review. In the absence of a valid and separate immigration document or permit, the eligibility of dependents ends. If a student must leave school due to birth, student coverage will continue as long as the student has a valid immigration document. The child will also be covered. If the international student is unable to complete the semester or year of study for reasons beyond their control, the international student must immediately contact New Brunswick Medicare so that they can can examine his case.

Q. What if a student needs more education to complete their school career? At the end of their registration, if they need to take additional courses to complete their studies, the student must immediately contact New Brunswick Medicare so that they can examine their file. Q. What if the international student’s status changes from full time to part time and then back to full time? The student must immediately contact New Brunswick Medicare Q. What happens if an international student changes schools during their study period? If the student decides to attend another recognized educational institution or university in New Brunswick, proof of enrollment from the new educational institution is required (document proving the change).

If the student leaves New Brunswick to attend an educational institution in another province, eligibility would end on the first day of the third month after leaving New Brunswick. Eligibility for dependents would end on the same date. If the student leaves New Brunswick to attend an educational institution in another country, eligibility will end immediately. The same goes for the eligibility of dependents. Q. Where can I get medical attention? You must first go to the clinic located at your recognized educational institution (if applicable). There are several walk-in clinics. Emergency rooms are intended for cases requiring emergency services and should not be used for services such as treating colds or flu, or for convenience. Q. Can anyone other than me find out about my health insurance coverage? Our privacy laws do not allow Medicare to contact anyone other than the requester unless the confidential information disclosure request form is completed.

Q. When should I contact New Brunswick Medicare? International students should contact New Brunswick Medicare regarding the following: Change of postal or postal address End of studies Educational institution changes Absences outside New Brunswick of more than 30 days Renewal of immigration documents Documents confirming registration DO NOT submit a second New Brunswick application form when submitting an immigration renewal or supporting documents. Write your Medicare number, if you know it, your full name and your date of birth on all documents submitted. You can contact Medicare New Brunswick at 1-888-762-8600 or visit the nearest Service New Brunswick office.


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