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Insurance for Dependents

PLEASE NOTE: AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2019, THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICE (ISO) WILL NO LONGER OFFER HEALTH INSURANCE FOR YOUR DEPENDENTS.

Health insurance coverage is also highly recommended for spouses and children who are accompanying an international student to Canada. For information on other insurers who provide Visitor's Insurance on an individual basis, please see a list of websites below. You can compare their plans and choose the one that best fits your current situation. Keep in mind that not all plans are comparable and it is the responsibility of the student to check on the plan details.

Please note that some plans completely exclude expenses related to pregnancy; others will only cover the expenses if the pregnancy started after the beginning of the health insurance coverage. There can also be limitations relating to the coverage of your newborn. Remember: newborns do incure costs post-delivery and you are responsible for said costs.

Please note that international students MUST be covered by the Blue Cross Health Insurance Plan for Concordia International Students even if their dependents are covered by another insurance provider. 

Information on pregnancy

For any pregnancy-related issues which involve your Blue Cross Health Insurance Plan, please read some FAQs, below or visit the ISO.

Children born in Canada whose parents are not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents are considered Canadian citizens from the time their birth is registered with the proper authorities. These children, however, do not qualify under the Quebec Health Insurance coverage (Quebec Medicare) and will still need to have private insurance coverage.  It is highly recommended that you purchase health insurance for your newborn within days of their birth or even prior to their birth.


For more information, please contact the Vigilis Group at the numbers listed below:

450 682-7772 | 1 888 682-5218
Website: vigilis.ca
Email Address: info@vigilis.ca

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