What is personal health insurance?

Personal health insurance products help lower your risk of being burdened by expenses for preventive care or medical bills as a result of an illness or accident. While provincial health plans provide coverage for many health expenses, there are gaps that can have a significant impact on your finances.  For example, depending on the province or territory where you live, you may have to pay for:

  • Prescription drugs to treat a chronic or serious health condition
  • Emergency medical services provided in another country
  • Practitioners like physiotherapists to promote wellness or help with injury recovery
  • Medical equipment to assist with your mobility

You should consider personal health insurance if:

  • You don’t have health benefits through your employer
  • You’re losing your group coverage
  • You’d like additional benefits not offered by your employer’s plan

Personal health insurance products complement health coverage provided by your province. You must have provincial health coverage to be eligible for Thana Insurance’s personal health insurance products.

Thana Insurance offers 2 personal health insurance products: Personal Health Insurance (PHI) and Health Coverage Choice (HCC). PHI is medically underwritten and offers higher coverage levels than HCC. There is no medical underwriting for HCC, and you need to apply within 60 days of leaving a group benefit plan.