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Find out if you qualify for medical coverage in Saskatchewan. It’s you: “Please note that in-person services at eHealth Saskatchewan are not currently available. Please browse our website under “Residents” for information on how to apply for a health card, update health card information, or apply for a life event certificate. ”

Moving from Saskatchewan If you and your family move to another province / territory in Canada at the same time, your Saskatchewan health card is valid for the remainder of the month you moved, plus the next two full months. For example, if you leave Saskatchewan on September 27, your health coverage in Saskatchewan will end on November 30.

Contact eHealth Saskatchewan and provide your new address and move-in date. It is recommended that you register for health benefits in your new province of residence upon arrival. Married or common-law couples who move on different dates

Si se muda de Saskatchewan a otra provincia / territorio de Canadá, y su cónyuge se reunirá con usted dentro de los 12 meses posteriores a su partida, ambas tarjetas de salud serán válidas hasta el final del segundo mes siguiente al mes en que su cónyuge abandona Province. . For example, if you leave Saskatchewan on January 2 and your spouse joins you on June 10, you will both have Saskatchewan health coverage until August 31.

If your spouse does not join you within 12 months of your departure, each of you will be considered individually. You will have Saskatchewan health coverage until the end of the 12 month period and your spouse will have coverage until the first day of the third calendar month following your arrival. For example, if you leave Saskatchewan on January 1, 2017 and your spouse joins you on June 10, 2018, then you have Saskatchewan health coverage from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and your spouse will be covered from January 1st. , 2018. 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Moving to Saskatchewan If you and your family move to Saskatchewan at the same time, you will have health insurance coverage from the first day of the third month following the date you establish your residence in Saskatchewan. Typically, your province of residence will cover you and your family until your Saskatchewan benefits take effect. For example, if you established your residence in Saskatchewan on September 27, your health coverage in Saskatchewan would begin on December 1. Married or common-law couples who move on different dates If you move to Saskatchewan and your spouse will join you within 12 months of your arrival, you will both have Saskatchewan health insurance coverage from the first day of the third month following your arrival. spouse in the province.

For example, if you arrive in Saskatchewan on January 1 and your spouse arrives on June 10, you will both have Saskatchewan health coverage as of September 1. If your spouse does not join you within 12 months of your arrival, each of you will be considered individually. You will have health coverage in Saskatchewan from the end of the 12 month period, and your spouse will have coverage from the first day of the third month following your arrival. For example, if you arrive in Saskatchewan on January 1, 2017 and your spouse joins you in June 2018, then your Saskatchewan health coverage begins on January 1, 2018 (at the end of the 12 month period) and your coverage begins on January 1, 2018. spouse begins in September. January 1, 2018. In either case, your former province of residence will continue to cover you while you are in Saskatchewan, until your coverage in Saskatchewan takes effect.

Special courses for newcomers If you are moving to Saskatchewan from outside Canada, you may be eligible for Saskatchewan health coverage by the first day of the third month following your arrival in Canada if you are in one of the following groups: • Permanent residents (land immigrants) • Persons demobilized from the Canadian Forces • Non-immigrants who are in Canada related to their trade or profession • International students • Spouses returning from members of the Canadian Forces • Returning Canadian citizens

Saskatchewan residents If your home is in Saskatchewan and you normally live in the province for at least five months per year, then you are eligible for Saskatchewan health coverage. If you are a member of the Canadian Armed Forces or detained in a federal penitentiary, then you are covered by federal government programs. Your spouses and dependents are eligible for provincial coverage and must register with eHealth Saskatchewan.

Students Students temporarily outside Saskatchewan in Canada If you are attending a full-time school outside of Saskatchewan, Canada, and you plan to live in Saskatchewan after completing your studies, you must update your health record information online or complete the forms. following to maintain Saskatchewan health coverage: • Request an extended absence from Saskatchewan • Certification of Saskatchewan students Students temporarily outside Canada If you are attending a full-time school outside of Canada and plan to live in Saskatchewan after completing your studies, you must update your health record information online or complete the following forms to maintain limited medical coverage. outside the country:

• Request an extended absence from Saskatchewan • Certification of Saskatchewan students It is strongly recommended that students studying abroad apply for additional health insurance before leaving Canada. Health coverage outside of the country of Saskatchewan is considerably limited and the costs of health care outside of Canada are often much higher than in Saskatchewan. Students from other provinces If you live in another Canadian province or territory and are studying in Saskatchewan, then you must maintain coverage in your province or territory of residence. For more information, contact the medical records department in your province of residence.

International students If you are an international student temporarily residing in Saskatchewan to continue your education, you may be eligible for Saskatchewan health coverage. Your application must accompany proof of full-time enrollment in an approved educational institution, as well as a valid study permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Apply for a Saskatchewan Health Card

Temporary absence from Saskatchewan If you are temporarily living outside of Saskatchewan, but intend to return to live in Saskatchewan, you must contact eHealth Saskatchewan to ensure that your health card remains active and that you are eligible for benefits. health benefits. Notify eHealth or complete the Notice of Extended Absence form if you will be away from the province for more than seven months due to:

• Vacation, visit, business commitments or employment in Canada for up to 12 months. • An employment contract outside of Canada for a maximum period of 24 months Contact eHealth Saskatchewan or complete the appeal form if you disagree with our decision not to issue you a Saskatchewan Health Card

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